Completing an exterior painting project is not without its pitfalls. The slightest error can turn the whole endeavor into waste, especially when the applied paint deteriorates quickly.
Larry Walty Roofing & Guttering Inc., one of the leading residential and commercial roofing contractors in the local area, also offers painting services. In today’s blog post, we discuss the most common painting mistakes homeowners make.
Using the Wrong Type of Paint
You won’t achieve high-quality results if you don’t invest in the right type of paint. When shopping for one, see to it that the product is labeled for interior and exterior use. If the old paint is latex, the same must be used for the new coat.
Using the Wrong Tools
As with roof repair or any other home improvement project, using the wrong tools or equipment for the paint job can lead to an ineffective coat. Rollers and brushes are meant to be used for specific surfaces. For instance, a smooth roller is best used on a smooth surface to allow for a smoother paint coat. Paintbrushes, meanwhile, vary in terms of stiffness, which helps determine how much paint you can hold with it.
Not Using a Primer
Leaving out the primer in the painting project is a big no-no. This is also important because it allows the paint to bond to any type of substrate while improving the surface finish of the topcoat.
Disregarding Surface Preparation
Paint won’t stick to the surface if you don’t clean or sand the material thoroughly. Get rid of dirt using an all-purpose cleaner, especially one that’s good at removing grease.
To ensure the best results, consider hiring the pros for this project. At Larry Walty Roofing & Guttering Inc., we follow an established process to make sure your new coat of paint can withstand the elements and increase the inherent beauty of your home.
Turn to us for residential and commercial roof repair and replacement, as well. Call us today at (316) 733-2843 or fill out our contact form for more information or a free painting estimate. We serve residents of Winfield, KS.