Exterior House Painting

Exterior house paint usually lasts on the average 3 to 5 years depending on weather conditions and climate. Another area that people tend to forget about concerning weather conditions is changing their windows so that they work effectively, you could take a look at someone like Atlanta Window Company who can provide you with durable windows that can last in the bad weather. After this period of time, little things will start happening to the paint though, no matter how good an exterior you have. In most cases, these little things aren't significant enough to make an exterior repainting be put on your priority list. But as time goes on these little things will start turning into larger more visible and noticeable painting defects such as peeling paint and blistering paint. At first when the paint blisters not much is seen because there is no raw wood exposed to make you think that you need a paint job. But in fact, the blister in your paint job is basically a hidden sore. And this sort is eventually getting larger and larger to the point where the paint won't hold on anymore and will fall off.

Exterior paint jobs where the homeowner has a situation that they believe that their house needs to be repainted because of some pieces of evidence of blistering and/or peeling is advisable first to have the whole house or surfaces par washed to make it easier to identify the places where there is paint-ready to peel and flake. Once the house has been power washed and you can identify these various areas where the paint is starting to separate from the wall you will more easily be able to scrape and sand those spots. If the wood is not damaged in the areas where the paint was peeling then it will be easy to just simply feather sand the paint damaged area to make a nice smooth transition between the bare wall and the existing paint job. Please note that the wood will be softer than the paint so, therefore, take care to work on sanding the paint down to the wood and not the wood.

Now that you have a series of sanded spots on the exterior wall of your home and they are ready to be sanded nice and smooth next it is time to prime these areas so that the finish coat paint will adhere better.

Once your primer has dried thoroughly (whatever time is recommended by the manufacturer) the first coat of exterior paint can be applied generally our first coat of paint is applied thoroughly and accurately to make sure that everything is covered perfectly including any brushwork around edges and crevices. Again allow enough time to dry for the second coat.

The second coat of paint again can be applied completely and thoroughly and this is the time if there is something that didn't quite look right in the first coat you can fix it on the second coat.

Call Mississauga handyman to do your exterior painting, deck staining and repairs, located in Mississauga Ontario by Lester B Pearson airport: 905-956-8974

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