Nothing can give the exterior of your home the pick-me-up that it needs quite like a fresh coat of paint. In order to get the results that you are looking for, it requires some preparation first. You wouldn’t want to put forth all the work of having your house painted only to find out that it wasn’t prepared correctly. New York Painting Services is here to talk about the steps required to get your house in the condition it should be in before receiving a fresh coat of paint.
Do I Need to Scrape Off Old Paint
One of the first things that you need to do in order to prepare your home for new paint, is to get rid of the old paint that has started to chip away. You don’t want any of this loose stuff still there when applying the fresh paint. You can use tools such as a wire brush or wide blade putty knife to help you get that old paint removed from the surface.
Sanding Before Exterior Painting
Now that you have removed the old chipping paint, your end result will look much nicer if you sand the surface. You don’t want to see any shiny or glossy surfaces on the old paint. By roughing up the surface, the new paint will adhere much better and give you a smoother result in the end.
Fix Any Popped Nails, Gouges & Scratches
The exterior of your home takes quite a beating over time. Weather and other circumstances can take their toll on your siding. There might be several nails that have started to pop out of the siding. This is the time to either replace them all together or hammer them back into place. There also may be places that have gouges and scratches that are quite deep from the abuse that happens over time. You can fill them in with spackle or putty and make the surface smooth again.
Clean Downspouts & Gutters
This is a great time to have your downspouts and gutters cleaned out. Chances are, you may need to have them painted as well. If that is the case, you will want to get them sanded and primed as well, to be ready for a fresh coat of paint.
Thorough Pressure Washing Cleaning
Before your home can be painted, it needs to be cleaned well. A great way to accomplish this is by pressure washing. This will get rid of years of dirt and dust build-up to prepare for painting. Dirt and other accumulations must be removed in order for the new paint to adhere to your home properly.
Interior & Exterior Painting & Pressure Washing in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Yonkers, Tarrytown, Bronxville & White Plains New York
Getting your house ready for paint, and then painting it is a lot of work. This may be a good time to call a professional to get the job done quickly and efficiently the first time around. New York Painting Services offers interior and exterior painting as well as any prep work that need to be done beforehand. Call today and let us give your home the facelift that it needs!