When it comes to reviving, beautifying and protecting a property, nothing beats the immediacy, efficiency and low cost of a fresh coat of exterior paint. Home exteriors will benefit significantly from a fresh coat of paint. However, if performed incorrectly, it can leave your exterior looking lacklustre, with your time and money wasted. Whether you contract professional house painting services in Perth or take on the project alone, there are a set of unbreakable rules you should follow when painting the exterior of your home.
Invest In High-quality Paints And Materials
Invest in premium quality materials like paint, primer and caulk. Superior quality paint will last longer, flow more smoothly and provide a more thorough coverage than some of the inferior products available on the market. Invest in paint with a finish guarantee that will last a lifetime.
As with most things, you get what you pay for, and the finest ingredients for house paint tend to be pricier. However, remember the following:
- Choose 100% acrylic paint.
- Flat finishes are recommended for siding because it helps hide imperfections.
- Satin and semigloss enamels are often used for trim, as they are durable and easy to clean.
Use The Right Tools
To ensure the job is done correctly, use a high-quality paint roller, brush or an airless sprayer from your local hardware store or hardware rental service. The most straightforward technique for applying these coatings to textured surfaces is using an airless sprayer to apply primer and paint, followed by a hand back-rolling with a roller to assure adherence.
Be Aware Of Lead Based Paints
Paint used to be created using lead. Lead is harmful to humans, especially small children and women who are pregnant or nursing. Today, paint manufacturers have steered clear of lead-based paints thanks to modern advances. However, homes constructed before 1970 could potentially contain lead-based paint.
If you are remodelling or repainting your home or if you reside in a house constructed before 1970 with flaking or peeling paint, consult the Department of the Environment’s helpful safety guide for identifying and handling lead-based paints.
Protect Your Assets From Paint Splatter & Overspray
Paint has a long spatter range. A stray splash can happen even to the most cautious painters. Cover any flooring, hardware, shrubbery, or anything you want to be protected from splatter. Cleaning up paint can be a headache, so avoid it if possible. When using an air sprayer, be conscious of the wind and any overspray.
Contract Professional House Painting Services In Perth
Repainting and remodelling the exterior of your home is no easy task; with the right tools and experience, however, it can be completed with minimal disruption. Australians lead busy lives, and that’s why we make it our top priority to deliver high-quality house painting services in Perth and surrounding suburbs.
Brilliant Painting Innovation was established in 1999 with an emphasis on offering efficient, high-quality workmanship to all our customers. Over the years, the business has grown into a team of painters capable of handling any task, large or small, while maintaining an emphasis on quality work and personalised customer service.
Ready to revive your home’s exterior and join the 100s of happy customers who contract our painting services in Perth? Get in touch today.