A painting project is one of the most exciting activities a homeowner can do. It allows you to spruce up your home and make it truly yours. However, this is a task that shouldn’t be taken lightly as there are a lot of minute details to cover which can be discussed by professional asphalt roofing contractors. It’s highly recommended that you hire a professional painter to handle the job rather than DIY-ing it as you may commit critical errors that could damage your entire household.
Read on as we show you the common exterior painting mistakes homeowners make.
1. Skipping The Paint Primer – This is a common mistake homeowners commit as a lot of paint options come mixed with the primer for easy application. This may be fine for light applications on small areas, but not on a wide scale such as your entire home’s exterior. Applying primer will increase the surface finish of the top coat and proper paint adhesion to the applied surface.
2. Using Poor Quality Paint – Paint that’s manufactured with subpar standards fades faster than industry-standard paint. This can also cause damage to your exterior by forming bubbles and craters that warp the applied area. This can also cause painted surfaces to jam when pressed together, such as a door getting stuck due to poor quality paint and not letting it dry properly. This will require you to call for an exterior and roof repair contractor in the future.
3. Using the Wrong Tools – With any home improvement job, it’s important to have the right tools for the right job. A common mistake homeowners make is using the wrong tools for painting. Rollers and brushes are meant for different finishes and surfaces, from rough to smooth. This is why it’s important to hire a professional who is equipped with the right tools and knowledge to get the job done properly.
4. Poor Surface Prep – Paint sticks properly to smooth and clean surfaces. If the surface is dirty, clean it with an all-purpose cleaner that removes dirt and grime. Use the spray for general cleaning, a powder-dissolved cleaner for high-power cleaning, and sandpaper for sanding between paint coats or taking the gloss off enameled surfaces.
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