Exterior house painting is one of the best ways to ensure that the materials used to construct your house are well protected from weather conditions such as humidity and heat as experienced in Lakewood Ranch Florida. The most important step in exterior house painting is the proper preparation of the surface.
There are several tips one can follow in order to properly prepare exterior surfaces and therefore end up with a good exterior paint job. One should begin by washing the surface thoroughly and scraping off loose paint. Next one should apply primer on the areas where paint was scrapped off. One should then remove lighting fixtures and other accessories so as to avoid getting paint on them.
The next step should be to carry out repairs on the house exterior such as mending leaking gutters and resetting popped nails. If there are any trees around the house, one should prune the branches that are too close to the house and cover the shrubs to avoid getting any paint on them. The next two steps involve choosing the right paint for the painting job and estimating how much paint will be required to complete the whole exterior house painting project.