- Make any repairs
- Clean the walls
- Protect doors and windows
- Lay down drop cloths
- Prime (if needed)
- Paint with high-quality paint
- Seal with high-quality acrylic paint
“Ok! Do you mind going over those steps in a bit more detail?” Timmy asks.
Repairs can include sealing cracks, caulking, and scraping off any peeling paint. Depending on the damage you may need to get a contractor to fix it.
“It’s because if you paint over damages the paint won’t stick well. It’ll also just look bad,” Timmy says knowingly.
Safely using a power washer is the best way to clean a house. It easily removes years of gook and dirt. Dirt can show up through the paint. It also makes it peel and crack faster.
“And then we use painter’s tape and coverings for windows and sometimes doors. The drop cloths protect any plants and bushes around the house.”
Priming isn’t always needed. It’s mostly for repaired areas.
“And after that, we start painting!” Timmy says excitedly. Rob nods and smiles. “Alright, now let’s go over some other things you may need to know about exterior painting.”