Top 3 Things to Prepare for Exterior Paint Job

You’ve decided to paint the outside of your residence. Whether or not you happen to be finishing it by yourself or maybe employing a company, you need to understand the top 3 things to prepare for exterior paint job.



Top 3 Things to Prepare for Exterior Paint Job

When you undertake any project around your house, there will always be things you really need to accomplish beforehand. Here are the top 3 things to prepare for exterior paint job.

  1. Trim Back Trees and Bushes
  2. Move Cars and trucks
  3. Remove Things on and All Around the Exterior of Your Home

Trim Back Your Trees and Bushes

top 3 things to prepare for exterior paint job  It really is undoubtedly a vital part of preparing yourself for outside paint. Let’s make sure you trim back your tree branches and bushes alongside your home. It can be tough to have access to all areas of your home’s outside if you don’t. Not only that, but you will also get stabbed or poked in the back by them if they are too long. You and your contractor are going to really appreciate that extra foot and a half to two additional feet of room around your residence.

Move Your Cars Out of Reach

One other thing is seeing to it that your cars and trucks are out of your driveway and far from your house. The last thing you want to have is paint dropped or spattered on them. Not that that will definitely happen, however, make your life much easier and move them anyway. Then you will not need to think about paint mistakenly getting on them.

Remove Things On and Around Your House

The last idea on things to get ready for an exterior painting project is relocating any patio furnishings.  Even take care of landscape decors.  And maybe nearly anything attached to the house, such as your hose cradle, house numbers, or shutters. You don’t want to have paint get on these any more than you wish it on your vehicles.

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It is beneficial to know the top 3 things to prepare for exterior paint job. Keep in mind to trim any tree branches and bushes so you might freely gain access to all parts of your house. Likewise, move all automobiles, outside furnishings, landscape decorations. Also, house numbers, hose cradle, shutters, and anything else you do not want to get paint on. Once you find out all the little steps, it will certainly make your task run a great deal better and do away with a great deal of unwanted stress.

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on painting the exterior of your home, give me a call.   My team and I have been serving Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Glenview, Northbrook, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.


How to Paint Exterior of House

When you desire to have an exterior staining or painting project last an extended time, ensure you are utilizing the correct tools, picking out the proper colors, and making sure the surface is clean and nail holes filled appropriately. I hope this video helps you out on how to paint exterior of house.


Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on painting the exterior of your house, give me a call.   My team and I have been serving the South Barrington, Barrington, North Barrington, Inverness, Lake Zurich, Schaumburg, Elgin, Long Grove, South Elgin, Palatine, Wayne, Deerfield, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.

Related videos for how to paint the exterior of house. How to clean aluminum siding video

and choosing exterior paint colors is another excellent video. 




Priming House Before Painting Exterior

Prime house before painting exterior is one of the first steps to getting a great long-last paint job. Mark walks you through why you need to apply primer before painting the exterior of your home.

Make sure you prepare your home properly before priming your siding:

  1. Power Wash Your Siding;
  2. Hand Scrape your siding; and
  3. Hand sand your siding

Priming House Before Painting Exterior

And let’s not forget what type of primer to use.  You typically have two to choose from:

  • oil-based primer; and
  • acrylic-based primer

It really comes down to personal preference by your professional painting contractor.

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Exterior Home Staining Ideas List Video

[ Video Alert ] Check out some great ideas on how to get a successful exterior staining project done.  Mark gives you some great ideas of what rollers and brushes give you great coverage. Mark also talks about what exterior products work best.



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