4 Rules You Should Always Follow When Painting Your Property

Exterior painting is the most affordable improvement you can do to your home that will protect, revitalise and beautify. But, with exterior painting, there are some ‘rules’ to consider.

Regardless of whether you take the project on by yourself or hire a team of painters Pretoria, you will want to make sure you follow these house painting rules to ensure the job is done right the first time around. And so you do not have to paint again in a few years. Below are 4 suggestions that will help you achieve a professional-looking outcome.

Invest in Quality Paint and Primer

You get what you pay for when it comes to painting. Higher quality paints are more expensive but hold better quality paint ingredients to help the paint stick to its surface better. It also contributes to the paint’s ability to withstand the elements of mother nature and time. High-quality paint, when properly applied, has a much longer life.

Take Your Time to Prepare the Surface

Preparation needs time and plenty of patience. If you skip the necessary prep work, you can spend all the money you want, buy the highest quality painting materials, and still be disappointed with the outcome. Make sure you clean the surface thoroughly before painting. It should be free of any old paint or other debris to ensure your primer and paint stick to the surface.

Choose the Right Paint Colour

Choosing the colours you love is one approach, but often, it results in an unwanted look and feel. Many colours just don’t work together in reality and clash with your decor accessories. A professional painting contractor like Sipenda can help you pick the right colour for the best result.

Plan Your Painting Around the Weather

You will not want to paint on hot or cold days and of course, not on rainy or windy days. The heat and direct sunlight will cause your paint to dry before it settles into the surface pores and will not stick as effectively as it would in cooler temps. If the temperatures are too cold, the paint will take too long to set. With the rain, you’ll have dampness and even dew, while the wind might ruin the finished look.

If you follow these rules, your painting job should turn out just fine. Alternatively, leave your painting job in the capable hands of Sipenda Painters Pretoria and be amazed at the end results. Contact us for a free quote today!