Exterior house painting makes the house more attractive as well as protecting the materials used to build it. The most important step in painting the exterior of a house is preparation of the surface. One should make sure that the surface to be painted is clean and dry and does not have any grease, flaking paint or oil. This will enable proper bonding of the paint and primer used to the surface of the wall. Proper preparation of the surface to be painted ensures that the paint will last much longer.
One of the methods used to prepare exterior surfaces for painting is pressure washing. This involves the use of a machine that expels water at high pressure to remove any dirt, oil and grease from the surface to be painted. Pressure washing can be done by the owner or professionals can be hired for this service. The surface is then allowed to dry completely after the pressure washing before the paint is applied. Weather conditions may also affect exterior painting. In areas such as Anna Marie Island Florida the heat and the water from the ocean may cause the paint to loosen and flake faster than in other areas.