When is the right time?
So let’s say that you have just purchased a new house and as you are going about settling in you find that the exterior doesn’t match up with the look you have in mind for your dream home. You want to make your house suit the exact one you have been picturing in your mind over the years. Or maybe the house you are now living in was one where someone thought that a bright neon orange was a great shade on. Or maybe it’s simply a situation where you want your home to be brought back to its days of glory and would like to see it all spruced up again.
Now is the time to act and make that dream a reality. All you need to do to make this project work is to ensure that you get quality exterior paint that can take your house from mediocre to fabulous. Once you do this right, then you are on your way to making this project a success already. Exterior paint is almost like the fairy godmother of houses. With swish and dash, you can bring your rumpled house into the modernised era and restore it back to life. Now on the opposite side is that if you do this wrong, then it can cause a major appearance setback for your house and be quite an expensive and hideous mistake.
Choosing the paint
The colour scheme of your exterior paint isn’t the only major element of this project. It is advised that you should not choose an outdoor exterior paint without considering all of the possibilities and outcomes, especially when it comes to the sunshine or the climate in Australia. Otherwise, the paint might be subject to flaking or peeling or even fading.
Your choice of exterior paint will need to come with the knowledge that this paint will have to not only withstand elements such as:
- even animals (for instance fruit bats)
You also need to decide on which paint would be most suitable for the building you’re going to paint. You consider the material of the building whether it’s:
These are just some of the reasons why you need to ensure you are choosing the best exterior paint.
The first steps
Now you have even if you have a house made from weatherboard timber, masonry block, concrete or brick or even an exterior that has been rendered you still have to make certain that the exterior paint that you have chosen will work. Even if you may have thought that what paint works on brick should work on wood but that might not be the case since the formula used in these paints could be quite different from each other. However, most exterior paints will more than likely have clear and detailed descriptions of its uses and purposes on the can/tin.
Please keep this in mind when purchasing your paint
Prep your surface – now you might be excited to get that first coat of paint on there and get this project rolling but please do not skip this vital step and ensure that you clean and prepare all surfaces that you are going to be painting. Once the surface has been sanded, dried and cleaned, then it is the perfect foundation that will wield the results that you are seeking. So do not skip this step.
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