Exterior paint colors are a very important part of the appearance of your house. So unless you are quite confident about it, you might want to leave it with a professional. The slightest bit of mistake can ruin the look of the house.
In this article, we will discuss some of the techniques by which you can have effective exterior paint colors on your house. Remember this, exterior paint colors depend on the type of the plane you have on your house; typically metal, masonry, stucco and wood. So always check out the materials you have from a paint store.
Techniques for exterior paint colors
The first thing that you need to do is repair any form of damage present on the surface of the wall; it can be masonry, stucco, wood or metal. Then the surface should be washed off. As it is very difficult to wash off surfaces manually, so it is easier to use a high pressure water spray. But washing it is not enough.
You also have to ensure that the surface is completely dry before you can start your work. Any blistered or loose and cracked paint or debris need to be moved with the help of a sand paper. In case you feel that the exterior has to be sandblasted, always hire professional help.
Patch up all cracks and screw holes. Wherever one material meets another material like nooks and corners, caulk up. For instance use caulks when trim meets masonry. High grade exterior caulk should be used. Silicone caulks are good because they bond with the surface and do not break down.
Epoxy filler can be used to repair serious problems in wood work. At the same time, you can also use a stain blocking primer to cover up dark stains. Mildewed areas can be fixed using primers and additives. While all sort of impurities are removed, the paint also needs a rough surface to which it can hold to. Therefore sand up all glossy and rough surfaces.
These are some of the steps you should follow while going for exterior paint colors.