Exterior Painting And The Processes Involved
Exterior painting is considered a complex and a hard exercise for the fact that it involves application of one theme of color. The color paint use in the exterior painting consist of a combination of more other colors. Interior painting is assumed to be easier than exterior painting in nature. This might be true or false depending on the contractor involved. Exterior painting consists of several steps that the contractors follow to complete their work.
First and foremost, the accumulated dust and mold is removed. The exterior part of any building stands in the face of the external environment thus accumulate all kind of dirt. What should precede everything is the removal of all these dirt and molds. The molds grow on the exterior parts of the building due to the dump condition of the outside part. For painting to be smooth and good, the step to clean the dirt in the exterior part is very paramount.
There might be an old painting on the exterior part of the facility. To completely get rid of the old painting, the exterior part is scrubbed and use of pressure washing method is applied. The water in high pressure is let in the walls to completely remove any remaining dust and paints. By doing so we also make sure that the walls get a little wet. Some time is reserved for the walls to dry off.
The external part of the building is prone to cracks and spots, It is important to consider sealing and repairing those holes and cracks before applying the paint. The open joints and cracks may seep water inside the building, and therefore it is important to seal them at this point. The task of filling the cracks serves a vital purpose in ensuring the new paint is not destroyed.
Painting and staining comes as the main part of the whole process. It is a combination of choosing the best color to use for painting as well as making decision on how to apply it. The decision made on the color is proceeded by the actual painting by the contractor. Not all the parts may require being painted. Such places should be painted with stains.
Weather protection coating comes as the last but important activity and process. The layer acts as a guard to the painting against the weather. The places, where the stain was applied, are also applied to the coating.
Drying is important to make sure that the house gets it desired new appearance. For a well-done job, there is a need to hire an expert to do your painting work. You should have a negotiated deal and cost estimates for the whole job. The aforesaid steps are however the important of all in the painting process.