Tip #1: Pressure Wash the Entire House
If your house has been around for years, we’re quite sure that it has already accumulated dust, some molds, mildew, and other grime. Thus, you will need to run a thorough pressure wash with water and a soap solution to get rid of these unwanted elements. You would want to have an even and clear base before painting over it because the textures will affect the aesthetic quality of your work. Plus, the paint won’t latch on these uneven and contaminated areas.
Tip #2: Use Paint Sprayers on Large Areas
To save time and energy, you may want to do paint spraying on larger or more detailed areas that are difficult to reach with brushes. This will allow you to cover bigger bases for a fraction of the time that you will take by roller painting or brush-painting manually. On the other hand, paint spraying requires a lot of preparation time. You will need to cover the parts of the house (such as the grass, plants, fences, doors, etc.), which are within 20 feet from the area that you’re about to paint. This is to avoid getting paint on unwanted areas. It needs to be done repetitively each time you move from one part of the house to another.
Tip #3: Choose Your Paint Color Wisely
It is best to use paint that is the same color or darker than your current palette. Painting it with a lighter tone may require you to do multiple coats because the original color will show through the new paint. This will consume twice as much time as you had initially planned, therefore, requiring so much more effort and two times the amount of paint to spend on. So, if you’re looking for a practical way to do the job, opt for the palette that will allow you to do just one coat of paint throughout the house.
These are just three tips on how to paint your house exterior efficiently. If you’re having trouble acquiring any of the necessary equipment to DIY, there’s no shame in calling for professional help! In fact, it is still highly recommended to hire skilled experts to do this major home improvement service for you. It will help you avoid any probable accidents or major mistakes that may end up costing you more than you were willing to spend. Plus, the hassle-free experience is priceless. They will be done in a week’s time, and you will get to enjoy your newly overhauled, beautiful home!