In this article we will tell you a number of things you can do to help make the process of repainting the exterior of your house an easy job. The worst thing that can happen is that the paint job is not done properly and by the end of the whole process, you are left having spent money, put in the time and effort required to paint the house, and then have the paint peel off, begin to fade, or just lose its color within a month of it having been applied. So to avoid that, this article will help you learn more about painting preparation.
So first things first, you have to check the exterior that you are going to be painting on. Most amateurs make the mistake of not checking the surface properly and that can lead to the whole DIY project failing. You need to check if the area you are painting on is intact and smooth. If the surface that needs to be painting has become too rough, if it has started to rot, or has a lot of grime on it, then chances are that the coats of paint you apply on top of it are going to peel off pretty quickly. If the surface area is too rough, then you might want to get a carpenter to smooth it out, if it is covered in grime, then you can clean it with a pressure hose, and if it is rotten, then you might have to get that area of the exterior replaced.
Next, you want to make sure that the paint you use is high quality. While a lot of people might be tempted to use the cheaper paints available to them, the paint might just peel off in a year and be useless.