Exterior House Painting Arlington
Are you getting tired of coming home to the same old boring house? There’s an easy and affordable way to put the excitement back into your Arlington house. It’s as easy as a fresh coat of paint. You can either go with the same color or why not change things up a little with a new daring look that will be the envy of the neighborhood.
From This Old House, a fresh paint job has the power to totally transform the look of your house in less time and for less cash than any other remodeling project. That thin skin of resin and pigment also protects your investment, shielding it from sun, wind, and rain—until the paint begins to crack and peel, that is. Then it’s time to button up with a couple of new coats. Properly applied, new paint should last for a good 15 years, provided you use top-quality materials, apply them with care (and with an eye on the weather), and, most important, clean and sand every surface first. Here’s what you need to know to get a first-class finish on your home’s exterior.
Increase curb appeal with a fresh coat of paint on the exterior of your Arlington home
Do the job right the first time. The first step is to pressure-wash the walls you’re going to pain. You need to get the dirt and dust off so the paint will stick better.
The next step is to repair damaged surface areas. Do a quick walk around the house and take note of rotten wood, rusty metal, problems with siding or stucco. Make the nessacary repairs.
Next you’re going to need to remove any loose paint. Chipped or cracking paint needs to be lightly scraped to remove. Place drop cloths along ground, then remove chipped and loose paint using paint scraper or medium-grit sanding block. Sand paper can also be used.
Next step is to prime stains. You may see knots in the wood or even stained or rusted areas. Apply one coat of stain blocking primer with a paintbrush.
Next step, be sure to protect doors, windows and any lighting fixtures. This can be done using tape and plastic sheeting.
Next step is to pain the exterior. It’s best to work your way from the top to bottom.
Final step is to paint and trim doors and windows. You can get more helpful hints from our friends at HGTV.
If this all sounds like more than you want to bite off, we can help. Our team of professionals can take the guess work and hard work out of it leaving you a beautiful home that now has a much higher curb appeal. Give us a call today to learn more.