9 Things to Know When Painting Your Home Exterior

The exterior of your home is very important, but can be quite challenging to maintain. Before guests and potential homeowners step into a home, it is often times the first aspect they see. At Kopeck Custom Painting, we understand the real value of a quality home painting service and we are ready to assist your needs. Our skilled team will ensure that your home is properly washed, scraped, sanded, caulked, and primed. This will guarantee that the paint will last for a significant amount of time. Below are a few tips to know when you are painting your home’s exterior and why hiring a professional is highly recommended: 

1.       Quality Over Cost

Purchasing better quality exterior paint will save you the labor of painting more than once or twice throughout the year. Along with saving your time and energy, better quality paints are readily available, allowing for paint color to last longer. Working with a professional exterior painter will give you access to a number of recommended paint brands at a cost that suits your budget best.

2.      Mother Nature Is Your Indicator

Planning ahead is beneficial in life, especially when you are planning to paint your home’s exterior. Not only is it the first aspect that guests see, but it is also one of the elements in  your home that is exposed to the outside world. As you plan to paint, check out your local weather patterns. It is better to paint in the dry times of the year so that your paint has time to dry properly. 

3.      Check The Health Of Your Siding

Before you start painting, inspect your siding’s current condition. You do not want to paint on siding that‘s already worn down, as it poses as a hazard and may fall off sooner rather than later. Replacing the siding with new components and painting it afterwards will ensure it withstands the elements for a longer period of time. Our team can help you determine whether you are due for a siding replacement or if your siding is still in good condition, which can save you more time and money.

4.     Prep The Space Around You

Don’t forget to prep the space around you! Painting can be very messy sometimes and may splash onto the area around you if it’s not properly covered and weighed down.

5.      Paint Doesn’t Stick To Dirt

Keep in mind that paint does not adhere very well to dry or rough surfaces, so be sure to clean your siding thoroughly. Allow the siding to dry completely and then sand it after. This creates a smoother, solid surface for you to paint on.

6.     Combination is Key

You want to make sure that your home’s exterior is a uniform color. Before painting, mix all of your cans into one large container to help with this. The professionals call it “boxing the paint,” and it will ensure every part of your exterior is even and consistent. 

7.       Prime First

Priming your surface first will brighten the vibrant paint colors you have chosen. Nowadays, many paints have a combined paint and primer in one can, so all you have to do is turn on some music and enjoy your time painting! Yet, if you already have a tight schedule, consider hiring our team at Kopeck Painting to complete the job quickly and efficiently so you won’t have to worry!

8.     Seal Completely

The one step that is normally forgotten is sealing your paint after it is complete. If left out for too long, paint can harden and dry out quickly. A plastic film wrap and a rubber malt will keep your paint safe until you need it again.

9.     Paint: From Top To Bottom

The bane of any painter’s existence are streaks, but we can help you avoid them. Painting from top to bottom will help control these streaks along with the assistance of gravity. We have experience painting home exteriors of all shapes and sizes so you can count on us to provide you with the quality services that you deserve.

Quality Home Painting Services in Warrenton, VA

Entrust the exterior of your home to Kopeck Custom Painting today! We understand the importance of your home’s outward appearance, as we offer solutions that are affordable and long-lasting. With dependable home painting services that are customized to your needs, we will guide you through an estimate of your service so that you know exactly what you are purchasing. At the end, we guarantee a home that will sparkle just in time for the holiday season. Contact us at (571) 286-0658 to schedule your exterior painting  service today!