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Give Your Home a Fresh Coat of Paint

As it becomes warmer and warmer out there are so many different projects that you can start on. When you buy a home, you want to make sure that it holds its value. Over time the sun and weather will cause the paint on your home to fade, bubble, and peel. When this starts to happen, you will want to make sure that you paint it because it isn’t just there to make your house look good, but it also acts as a protectant. What is involved with repainting your home though? Prime Custom Builders wants to help you with this difficult task. Keep in mind that when it comes to painting you don’t want to paint on too hot of a day or too cold of a day either. Paint before it gets too hot in the summer.

Clean

It’s important when it comes to painting that you have a very clean surface for it to adhere to. This means that you’ll want to take a hose and start from the top of your house and work your way down. Using a nylon brush to get some of that dirt off can be helpful. You might be thinking about just power washing your siding. Before you do that make sure that it won’t damage it or void your warranty.

Make Repairs

Caulking the seams in your home is the best way to keep out any weather or bugs. Be sure to make a thorough inspection of your home to see where you need to be taken out and reapplied. Make repairs to any cracks that are forming as well with an epoxy filler.

Scrap and Sand

You want to now go through and scrape or sand off any loose paint. Remember you want to get the coat of paint you’re putting on there to have a smooth surface to adhere to. So, if you do not want bubbles in your paint, this step is crucial.

Prime Spots

You want your paint to count when you put it on your home. Over the years your home is bound to get stains, spots and showing wood knots on them. These are the areas that you want to put your primer on in order to make your paint count when you finally apply it to your home.

Prep

Cover any lighting put drop cloths down and do your tape lines. This will take time but will be worth it in the long run.

Paint

Now that you have done all the other steps, you’re ready to paint the outside of your home! It seems like a long process, but it will make a big difference with not just how it looks but also in the value it will give it.

Owning a home is one of the best feelings. Of course, it comes with added responsibilities, but they are well worth it in the end. If you’re looking for a home that is affordable, the perfect size, and with beautiful scenery, then give us a call today! Prime Custom Builders is here to help you every step of the way.

By Prime Custom Builders 5-19-2020