Almost everyone agrees that the exterior painting of a house is very important. People don’t only judge a book by its cover, they judge a building by its exterior painting and condition. Using the correct caulk and exterior paint will help with weatherproofing your home, but that needs to be done with delicate skill.
For instance, if your siding allows moisture to intrude, you can incur a lot of costly damages of wood or the framing, especially in Jacksonville Florida’s harsh climate. In the end, hiring a professional to paint your exterior may seem like an extra expense (Jacksonville exterior painting costs), but that will be nothing compared to doing it yourself, botching it up and having to hire a professional painter to repair it later. Wood repairs are costly!
Here are a few things you should consider in your exterior painting decision.
Weather is unpredictable and in some regions especially, make exterior painting tougher. In Florida, for example, our professional painters have seen it all: freezing temperatures, storms, hail, what have you? This is why our painters in Jacksonville use first-rate materials (and we will advise that you do to) and proven methods to painting your home’s exterior. Because structures and surfaces change with weather, a combination of expert work as well as good paint products will reduce future costs. It will also increase the value of your building.
When painting the exterior of your house, you need to scan it to know what grade of paint is needed. Then remove grime, mold or mildew by scrubbing or pressure washing. Afterwards, prepare the surfaces to a sound substrate. If you find water entry points, caulk or patch it, then use the right primers, and pressure treated wood if possible. Next, use the right type, grade, and quality of paint, taking into account the weather and moisture conditions. Again, it makes sense to hire the right hand in this case. If your building is in the Jacksonville area, Pro Color’s professional painters in Jacksonville can help you out with exterior painting.
Every home has its unique exterior characteristics. This means that your neighbor’s paint may not be the best for you. Stained wood exteriors for instance require the proper stain. You may find a lot of cedar siding and redwood trim, but there are many more varieties to choose from. If your exterior is going to absorb moisture for a long time, the permeability should be on your priority list.
Paint or Stain
You also have to decide whether you want a paint or a stain. Paint is more viscous hence the reason it is easier to manage on a wall. You also have to decide on whether you want to use the spray technique or the brushing and rolling method. Older buildings usually do well with brushing and rolling. It allows the exterior finish product to penetrate and helps with the "full seal" effect. Whatever technique you want to use, it is important that you don’t compromise on the quality of your equipment or paint! This is important with staining fences and decks as well.
In conclusion, if you think you are up for the challenge, you can paint your exterior yourself, but experts recommend that you let a professional painter or Jacksonville waterproofing company do the job for you. If you need a free quote, you can contact us and we will be glad to help with your exterior painting needs.