When preparing exterior surfaces for house painting in Pleasant Hill, one of the things that you may wish to avoid is to have to repaint again very soon. In order to make your paint lasts for at least seven to ten years, here are some helpful tips that you will want to learn.
First of all, you must prepare the surfaces properly. In order to have the paint it is best to use a primer. Choose one that is specifically made to be used on your exterior surface and is recommended by the paint you plan to use. Primers seal the surface so the paints adhere more effectively. If you choose a primer that is similar to the color you intend to use for the exterior wall, you can count the primer as a coat of paint.
Before applying primer, make sure that the surface is in a good and proper condition. If wooden surfaces are too hot (after being exposed to sunlight, for instance), you may want to wash it or sand it first. Humid weather will result in poor paint adhesion on the surface. Moisture could become trapped behind wood if it was directly installed on insulating board and pass through the wood. The result of this moisture is peeling or flaking paint. To avoid flaking or peeling paint, you can add furring or spacer strips before putting wood on the insulating board.
“Mill glaze” is another problem when it comes to dealing with wood. This condition refers to wood which has developed a resinous glaze over the surface (especially during processing). You can either sand or power wash the surface to remove the mill glaze before the wood is suitable to be painted.
Paint will not adhere, or stick, to the wood surface if the wood underneath has started to decay. A rotting surface needs to be repaired before applying paint. This will ensure a longer-lasting paint on the surface.
When house painting in Pleasant Hill, you will want to have plenty of ventilation if painting the interior. This will allow the paint to dry quickly and thoroughly. Aside from that, it will help your paint to have a nice, smoother finish.
Never, ever use old paint that has been stored. If the paint was stored for a while, it may not have its original quality and may not be stabile. It helps to do research about old paints. Check the odor of the stored, old paint. Does it still smell like paint or does it smell odd? Test the drying capabilities of the old paint by applying on a surface. Examine its consistency, as well. If these are similar to new fresh paint, you can apply it on any surface. But remember, colored paint can be difficult to match if you do not have enough for the entire room or exterior and need to buy more. It should be noted that paints of one specific color should be bought at the same time to be sure you what you need.
It is also recommended that you buy only new, top quality paints to ensure its durability for quite a long time when applied on the surface.
Don’t hesitate to talk with professional paint contractors if you are interested in house painting in Pleasant Hill. They may offer suggestions to make your paint last on the surface for a longer time.