Often we come across houses which are well maintained inside, but have shabby exteriors. You will see paint fading or peeling off from various places, amongst a plethora of other unsightly problems. Keeping your home interiors wonderful, but having shabby exteriors does not give your home the welcoming look that it deserves. Maintaining the exteriors and protecting it is very important as the exterior protects your house, faces all the sunny, rainy, and harsh weather conditions and finally defines the mood of your home.
With time, the exterior is subjected to a lot of wear and tear. Faded patches and peeling out of the paint hints that it is high time to repaint those protective barriers of your home. Repainting exteriors is not a tedious process, as many may think. It can be exciting and interesting if you want to look at it as an opportunity to prove your love towards your home. When repainting, you are actually giving it a new look and rejuvenating the experience of living in it.
One important factor while repainting the exteriors is investment in quality tools and paints. This ensures that the paint lasts longer as does the new look of your house. The choice of the paint is a big task at times. You need to choose the shade to match your mood with that of your home, keeping in mind the quality as well.
Before repainting, always prepare the exteriors. This can be achieved by sanding out the rough and peeling paint patches to smoothen the surface. Doing this helps the fresh coat of paint to adhere to the walls properly. Dry the places where moisture has set in; otherwise the paint will peel off soon. Also make sure that you cover up those portions which you need to protect from the paint, like the windows, climber plants and outdoor furniture. While painting wood paneling you can coat it with a paintable water-repellant. This prevents the wood from absorbing any moisture.
If one coat of paint can last years, then two coats will last longer. Also make sure that applying the second coat won’t make the shade darker or contrary to your choice. If you are sure of that, apply the second coat only after the first one dries off completely. You can use the right type of brushes, sprayers and rollers to create effects as required. After painting, if you find any stray drops on the furniture, grounds, or plants, make sure you remove it immediately.
If you want to you can enlist professional help. Professionals can help you choose the right color and quality based on requirements and your budget. They can also provide tips on new trends, patterns and combinations.