Quality exterior painting preparation
can add 50% to the life of your project.
Here’s what to do:
- All surfaces should be thoroughly power washed or hand scrubbed after being treated for mildew.
- Loose paint should be scrapped or totally removed by burning or chemicals.
- Bare wood should be sanded to a sound surface and spot primed.
- Glossy surfaces should be dulled by sanding or use of bonding primers for a good adhesion.
- Gaps and cracks in between joints and other surfaces should be caulked to keep out moisture and provide a cleaner finished appearance.
- Only the best materials should be used for both preparation and finishing to provide the longest lasting exterior paint job.
- Work should be done thoroughly by a skilled professional if you are unsure of how to do the work yourself.
- All areas not to be painted like shrubs, landscaping and sidewalks should be protected at all times.