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A fresh coat of paint on your home’s exterior can do wonders for improving its appearance. However, this basic home improvement job requires that you make the right decisions so you can avoid overspending and a strained neck. Here are a few tips for repainting your home that can help ensure the job goes smoothly and is done right.
Consider The Weather
Because paint will not adhere correctly to a surface that is not dry, be sure to choose a time of the year when there is little rain and low humidity.
Use Quality Paint
While it is easy to be tempted to choose a cheaper paint, using low quality paint will inevitably give you problems and possible lead to you paying more in the long run. Therefore, it is best to use a quality paint that will give you better coverage and more bang for your buck.
Clean The Surfaces Of Your Home
Before painting, it is important to clean the exterior of your home, allow it to dry, and then brush or sand any peeling paint away so the paint adheres properly.
Cover The Ground
Painting can be a very messy job, so be sure to cover the ground below using drop clothes. And do not forget to move or cover any outdoor furniture, grills, aesthetics, etc.
Start Painting At The Top & Work Your Way Down
To control streaking, always start painting at the top of your home and work your way down to ground level. Dripping and streaking is often unavoidable but this method allows you to correct mishaps as you go.
Be Safe On The Ladder
When working high up, do not forget basic ladder safety. Never overreach too far to the side or you may fall over. Always climb down, move the ladder, and then climb back up when you cannot easily reach the area that needs paint. Being safe on the ladder will keep you from falling and help you avoid very sore muscles in your arms, back, and neck.
Contact 24 Construction & Design Today!
If you need help painting your home, give the experts at 24 Construction & Design a call! We are your local Los Angeles and Southern California home construction company that offers a comprehensive range of services that run the gamut from home additions to painting to kitchen remodeling services. Just give us a call for a free estimate at (866) 344-4252 or contact us online and tell us a bit about your project. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you improve your dream home!