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Exterior Painting Mistakes that Can Be Avoided by Hiring a Professional

Last updated 5 years ago

Not only does a good paint job improve the aesthetic of your home, but it also serves as your home’s first line of defense against the elements. Paint can help to protect your home from weather, insects, and related exposure damage. However, when you undertake an exterior painting project on your own, you are working on your home’s most visible canvas. As such, it is important that the job be well handled. Here are just a couple examples of common painting mistakes that can be overcome by working with a painting professional.

Poor Preparation
A key component of a successful paint job can be found in project preparation. In order for your painting project to succeed, your home’s exterior will need to be properly prepped. For example, your home should be power washed to remove any built up dirt, grime, or remaining paint chips. You may need to rough up certain areas of your home surface to ensure that your paint will properly apply and adhere. Windows, exterior light fixtures, and other components that should not be painted will need to be taped off. A painting professional can help to make sure that the proper pre-project steps are taken prior to getting started.

Poor Technique
Event with the best planning, a poorly executed paint job will yield equally poor results. Fortunately, your professional painter will utilize the correct techniques to produce a beautiful and permanent finish. From using the proper tools to applying paint with the best brush stroke, a professional application will leave your home looking great and help you to avoid the costs associated with correcting amateur painting mistakes.

For the best in residential or commercial painting services, contact Browder Painting Company. Serving residents of San Luis Obispo and the surrounding area, Browder Painting offers a wide range of home improvement services, including residential interior and exterior painting, faux finishes, and more. Speak with one of our team members at (805) 544-0547 to learn more about our full line of professional painting services.


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