Maintaining the appearance of your home's exterior will involve ensuring that the exterior is receiving a fresh coat of paint when it is necessary. New homeowners will often be poorly prepared to handle the routine task of replacing the home's coat of paint.
Myth: You Need To Wait Until The Paint Start To Peel To Replace It
While exterior paint that is starting to peel will definitely need to be replaced, homeowners should avoid assuming that this is the only time that it is necessary to replace the home's exterior paint. For example, it can also be possible for the paint to start to fade as a result of being exposed to the elements. This can make it necessary to replace the paint so that it will have its appearance restored.
Myth: Painting The Exterior Of A Home Is A Project You Can Easily Do On Your Own
Painting the exterior of a home is one of the most labor-intensive types of work that you can do. In addition to the labor that is needed to apply the coat of paint to the exterior, there is also considerable preparation work that will be needed. In particular, the previous coat of paint will have to be removed, and this can actually be one of the longer and more difficult parts of the process. Due to the presence of windows and doors, it may not be possible for the exterior of the home to simply be sandblasted to remove the paint. This means that some or even much of this work may have to be done by hand to avoid damaging the home.
In addition to the sheer amount of work that will be involved with painting a home's exterior, mistakes during this process can be extremely noticeable, which can have a long-term impact on the appearance of your house. These factors make hiring a professional service to apply an exterior coat of paint to the house the most convenient and safest option for ensuring this work is done correctly.
Myth: The Exterior Coat Of Paint Will Not Require Any Maintenance
After the new exterior coat of paint has been applied, it can be worth taking the time to perform basic maintenance on it. This will include removing any mold or mildew that may start to form on the exterior of the house. The areas of the home that receive the most shade will be at the greatest risk of developing these issues, and you will want to give these areas of the house additional attention when cleaning the exterior.
For more information, reach out to a local exterior coating contractor.