The Summer Do-It-Yourself Maintenance Plan

In the previous post, we discussed when you should repaint your home.  If you just had your home painted, or you are just not quite to the point of needing a fresh coat of paint on the exterior of your home, there are ways that you can prolong the quality of your exterior paint life. Woodstock Home Painter

Around the Towne Lake community in Woodstock, Georgia, our neighborhood friends frequently ask us how to maintain their home’s exterior and prevent damage that can result from paint chipping among many other things.

Here are a few tips that we share with our friends and family:

  • Wash Your Home: It’s important to wash your car, right?  So why wouldn’t you wash your house too?  Selecting the proper cleaner can be tricky.  Always be sure to use a non-abrasive cleaner.  If you are not using a professional service to clean the exterior of your home, we suggest using a mild, soapy water.  Before spraying down your entire home, find a corner or an area that is somewhat hidden to test the cleaning solution to be sure that it will not damage your paint.
  • Paint Touch-Ups and Repair:  This can be very tricky.  We often suggest the help of a professional due to the fact that many professionals find that touching up a previously painted surface can be difficult as it is.  In an ideal situation, you will have paint from the original can that was used before.  Rather than just applying it, as before, make sure that you reduce the paint anywhere from 10% to 15% or as recommended on the side of the can.  Interior paint touch-ups and dry wall repairs are much easier than exterior repair work, so it is in our opinion that you call for help when it comes to the exterior of your home.

Do you think of taking care of the paint job on your house like you do the paint on your car?  Leave a comment and let us know!

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