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Prepping Your Home for Exterior Paint Boston Massachusetts

The difference between an exterior paint job on a home that lasts, and one that doesn't, is prep work. Preparing your home for painting is a tough task that requires patience and diligence. A good painter should know that prep work should take you three times as long as painting and cleanup combined. Here’s how to properly prepare the exterior of your home for a fresh coat of paint.


Power wash your home. This will serve to remove any , mold, dirt, grime and loose paint that may be peeling or chipping off.Use a gel-based paint stripper and a putty knife to remove as much of the undercoat of old paint as you possibly can. Brush any excess loose paint with a wire brush, being sure, where possible to follow the grain of the siding. The goal of any paint preparation is to get as much of the previous paint job off as possible, leaving a clean, fresh surface on which to apply a fresh new coat of paint.Paint a primer coat over your home before applying the main paint or trim colors. Primer serves to provide a good undercoat for what color of paint you choose to apply. Once primed, there is good news: You are now ready to paint the exterior of your home in such a way that will last better than if you try to cut corners on prep work.

Our team would be more than happy to come take a look at your current painting project and go over the options that would best fit your homes needs. Please feel free to call us today for a free estimate !!
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