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How To Prepare Your Home For Exterior Painting

How To Prepare Your Home For Exterior Painting

As a house painter in Melbourne, it’s tricky dealing with the unpredictable and harsh weather conditions. Unlike other states that have consistent forecasts, we’re renowned for experiencing 4 seasons in one day.

When you’re renovating a house, it’s easy to spruce up the interior design throughout the year. However, exterior painting in Melbourne often means you have to schedule it at the right season, and yet still be ready to change the date on the day.

Outside from adjusting to the unpredictable weather, there are plenty of things you need to consider when painting the exterior of your home.

Preparing your home for any paint job is crucial. Getting it right the first time will save you time and money in the future. Aside from painting with the fluctuating temperatures and weather conditions in mind, here are more ways to ensure your property is looked after when you or professionals are painting its exteriors:

1. Clean the surface

Whether you’re painting indoors or outdoors, a clean surface is essential. From chalk deposits, built up mildew to stained siding, there’s plenty of ways for stubborn dirt to stick to your exterior walls. To give the surface a thorough clean, you may need to pressure wash the surface.

2. Take care of peeling or cracked paint

Apart from dirt and grime that needs to be washed off, it’s common to have scraps of old paint sticking to your exterior walls. Take care of any loose chunks of old, dry paints by scraping the surface. Once you’ve gotten rid of the peeling or cracked paint you also need to sand the area afterwards, so the surface is ready for a new coat of paint.

3. Make sure you’ve picked the right colours

Painting exterior walls aren’t something that can be done haphazardly. It takes time to prepare the surface, get the right tools together and find the right time of day to complete the job. Before you start the project, double check with a professional to make sure your colour choices suit your house and design so you’re not stuck with an out of place exterior that may take weeks before you can repaint it again.

Need help with your home’s exterior painting in Melbourne? Get in touch with the expert team at Konnstruct. We are a professional painting service, helping locals across Melbourne with all their interior and exterior painting and plastering needs. Call us now on 1300 743 734 to hire our painting and plastering services.