Overland Park Painting Contractor Explains How to Prepare a House for Exterior Painting

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Precise Image Painting, with an A rating from the Better Business Bureau and serving the metro Kansas City metro area, shares expertise on preparing a house for exterior painting.

“The man who is prepared has his battle half fought,” said Miguel de Cervantes.

Just like the quote, when painting a house, preparation is half the battle. Although homeowners may be eager to see a new fresh paint color on their home, proper steps must be taken or a paint job can turn disastrous.

“Preparing a house for exterior paint is a crucial step,” explains Trey Stampley, owner of Precise Image Painting. “When done correctly, a quality paint job can transform a home from drab to extraordinary and increase a home’s value, but it pays to know how to prepare the house before starting.”

So how do painting professionals get ready to paint a home’s interior? Here are five essential steps:

Before beginning the painting project, the surface of a house must be clean, dull, and dry. A pressure washer with the proper detergent is the most efficient means of thoroughly cleaning exterior siding. Use caution when selecting the nozzle. An intense stream can damage wood, seep under lapped siding, and break windows.

To remove and prevent mildew, use a mixture of one quart household bleach in three quarts of water. Rinse the surface when cleaning is completed.

Scrape off any peeling, flaking, or cracked paint with a wire brush. Repair any surface flaws with a surface repair compound rated for exterior use. Sand the surface when dry. Remove old caulk and re-caulk around window sills and door trim.

Protect landscape plants by covering them with plastic or drop cloths.

Prime bare wood and any areas where repairs have been made.

Pay attention to the temperature. For best results, paint on days with low humidity and temperatures between 75 and 85 degrees. Follow the shade so fresh paint isn't exposed to direct sunlight; otherwise heat blisters may develop.

In some cases, it will take a full day or more to adequately prepare a house for exterior paint. Though preparing the home for painting can be tedious, it’s an essential part of the painting process. For some homeowners, hiring a painting expert might be the preferred route.

The painting professionals at Precise Image Painting will make certain every square inch of a customer’s homes is protected and properly prepped before beginning any paint job. With more than 12 years of residential painting experience, Precise Image Painting has become well-known in the Kansas City metropolitan area for their personalized and respectful service. A professional, knowledgeable, and friendly staff is there to answer every question along the way and make sure customers are 100% satisfied. To learn more about this exceptional company, please visit their website, http://www.preciseimagepainting.com.

About Precise Image Painting

As their name implies, precision, attention to detail, consistency, and dedication to customers has earned Precise Image Painting a reputation as one of the top painting contractors in the Kansas City metro area. With 12 years of residential painting experience, this licensed and bonded company with an A rating from the Better Business Bureau has an impressive list of references from satisfied customers. They offer a wide range of services that includes interior and exterior residential and commercial painting, deck and fence staining, masonry painting, siding painting, and powerwashing.

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