Is your home exterior due for a fresh coat of paint? Depending on the climate as well as construction material, it is recommended to paint your home exteriors every 5-10 years. A nice paint job can increase the value of your house. And if you’re bored of looking at the same thing over and over again, it can bring a fresher look and new color to your house. Additionally, it helps protect your house against the elements of nature, and extreme weather conditions – be it freezing winters or storms and rains. Here are a few things to keep in mind –
- Planning ahead and choosing the right time of the year to start the process is important. Considering the optimal temperature for painting the exteriors lie between 10°C and 35°C, early summer and early fall are the best seasons to get started. Low humidity and minimal temperature variations will help make sure it goes smoothly.
- Choose quality over costs. A job that is well done will last over a decade, and cheaper paint is generally of inferior quality. Spending on quality material will help save money in the long run.
- Do you need a primer? A good coat of primer before the paint results in a smoother paint application, increasing the adhesion of the paint to the surface. There’s a variety of paint products available on the market which are combined with primer, that are supposed to reduce the number of coatings on a wall.
- Should you hire a professional house painter? When in doubt, hire professionals for the job. It’s likely the job will be done well the first time, saving you time and money. Contact your local exterior Painters in Auckland for the best deals available.
- Choosing the best exterior paint for your needs is important. Finish your research beforehand and consider all the options (gloss, semi-gloss, matte, and satin are some of the choices). These days, specialty coatings are available in the market (a no-fade paint, for example, that claims it will not fade!).
- Making prior preparations is wise. Seeing how messy the job of painting can be, covering your lights, fixtures, moving your furniture out of the way will prevent unfortunate spilling and staining and will be more convenient.
- Check the qualifications and credentials of your painter. Get references, see whether they have the right permits, and insurance in case of damage to property or injury to a worker. Getting a detailed estimate of the expenses will help prevent future misunderstanding.
Such an investment in your house is also an investment in your mental health, and therefore some pains need to be taken to have the best results possible – a fresh look that brings a new energy and comfort to the people who live in the house.