Key Aspects of Prepping for Exterior Painting

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A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for the exterior of your home or business, as our team at Pride Painting, Inc. knows. If you’ve decided to freshen things up with exterior painting, our team is happy to provide the expert painting services you need. While we’ll handle most of the work, there are a few things we recommend you take care of before we arrive to help ensure results that  look great and last a long time.

Key Aspects of Prepping for Exterior Painting

Read on to learn our suggestions for preparing your home or business for exterior painting.

  1. Cleanliness is Critical – Paint adheres best to clean, dry surfaces, so try to schedule an exterior cleaning service a few days before your exterior painting services. This will remove all the grime like dirt, insect nests, mold, algae, and more, helping give the paint a nice, smooth finish and allowing it to fully bond to the siding.
  2. Repair Imperfections – If the surfaces you want to have painted are damaged in any way, take the opportunity to handle repairing them before you schedule your exterior painting appointment.
  3. Safeguard Your Surfaces – Check with your exterior painting company to see if they offer services to tape off or cover areas that should not be painted, like the windows, lighting fixtures, doorframes, and so on. If they do not, you’ll want to handle that before they arrive.
  4. Plan for the Weather – While it’s possible to paint your exterior surfaces any time of year, early summer and early fall tend to be the best times of year for this particular home improvement project since the weather tends to be milder, with lower humidity and less chance of inclement weather.

By following these basic exterior painting preparation tips, you can help ensure that your home or business is the envy of the neighborhood. Contact our team today to learn more or inquire about scheduling a service.