A great home exterior paint job is long-lasting, which is why hiring a professional is the best course of action. Here are four things that a home exterior painting company can do for you:
1. Provide helpful information about the job.
Every painting job is different. Even if you've worked with painters in the past, it's always best to have an estimate provided at the beginning of your home exterior painting journey. A professional contractor will come to examine your house, noting the size and current condition of your home exterior. Based on this information and your desires, your contractor will give you an accurate estimate that includes the amount of money you can expect to spend on the project, as well as the estimated length of time the project will take. This estimate will help you be prepared both budget-wise and time-wise.
2. Clean and sand your home exterior.
Preparation may be the most important step in any home exterior paint job. A home that is ill-prepared for paint may exhibit paint flaking and even mold growth sooner rather than later. Your exterior painters will ensure that your home's new paint job lasts as long as possible by thoroughly cleaning your house exterior to remove dirt and debris that may interfere with the painting process. Additionally, they will strip away areas of built-up paint and sand chipped and flaking paint to create a smooth canvas.
3. Help you choose the right paint for the job.
Home exteriors are regularly exposed to extreme conditions. UV rays shine down on your home all day, every day. Wind, rain, and snow can also take their toll on a home's exterior. Your painting contractors will help you choose the right paint for the job. Color selection will be left up to you, but you can expect your painting contractors to help you choose weather-resistant paint with the type of finish you desire.
4. Paint your home using the right tools for the job.
When your home has been adequately prepared, painters will begin the actual paint job by first laying down a coat of primer. Primer ensures that none of your old house colors shows through the new coat of paint. It also provides a smooth, even surface and increases adherence. Your painting contractors will use the right tools for the job at all times. Based on the area of your home that is being painted, they will use paint rollers, paintbrushes, and even airbrushes to create a smooth, perfect finish.
For more information, contact a company like Bill Schneeberger Painting & Decorating, LLC.