Top 5 House Painting Do’s and Don’ts

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A well-done exterior paint job can transform your house and up the curb appeal.  A  paint job can last up to 6 years and is well worth your effort. Here is a list of our favorite house painting do’s and don’ts which will help you get started in the house painting process.

Do hire a professionalPainting a house is not an easy task and requires physical labor. Besides prepping properly (see below), you’ll be climbing ladders, getting messy, and possibly enduring extreme temperatures. Unless all of that sounds like a good time, you would be better off hiring a professional house painting company.

Don’t cut the corners on prep work – Cutting the corners is something you will regret in the long run. Make sure that your flowerbeds, bushes, decks and sidewalk are all protected with a drop cloth before getting started. Of course, if you have hired a professional painter, they will take care of this for you.

Do check the weather report – Painting on rainy days is a big no no. Windy and humid days are not the best conditions either. The ideal painting temperature is between 50 – 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Don’t scrimpBuying house paint is not something you should scrimp on. If you can, chose premium paints, not paints marked economy or value grade. Also, taking advantage of paint in volume is not necessarily a good thing.

Do use the right paint formulaLatex is the best house paint choice because it resists UV-fading better than alkyd, and it is less likely to crack or peel.

If you are interested in a house painting, please contact us at Davis Paint Company, Woodstock, GA. We would love to give your house a fresh paint job that you and the neighbors are going to love.

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