On the contrary, the job of painting house exterior is considered quite simple. However, it is not as simple as it is perceived through the general perception. Rather, it consists of several steps and some of the major steps followed by the painting contractors in the process of exterior painting are mentioned below.
Remove Mold, Mildew and Dirt:
The exterior face the severity of the weather and in turn accumulate a lot of dirt on it. The dirt should be removed. Similarly, the damp weather results in mold and mildew that requires being cleansed. And therefore, the first step involves in removal of mold, mildew and dirt from the exterior surface.
To completely remove the remains of the earlier painting, the exterior of the property is scrubbed and then pressure washing technique is used. The water coming out at high pressure cleanses the wall completely and also hydrates it. After pressure washing, the exterior is left for some time to dry.
It is the process applied to seal the joints and other damages of the exterior of the building. This ensures that water does not seep in through the damages or open joints. Caulking is necessary since water seepage adversely affects the quality of the exterior painting.
Paints and stain application:
This step requires colour consulting and once you have decided upon to use a particular colour or color shade for the exterior painting. The painting contractor will go ahead with your choice and will apply the chosen paint. Stains are also applied on exteriors surface where paints are not suitable.
Weather protection coatings:
Once the paint has dried up considerably, the painting contractor make sure that the painting work can withstand severity of the weather by applying weather protection coatings. The coating is also applied to the surface where stains are applied.
Once the protection coating dries up, your exterior is ready to charm you with its great new look. In the process of exterior painting, you can also include factors like choosing a reputed painting contractor, asking for an estimate, negotiating the deal and finalizing it for the job. However, the actual task of painting the exterior involves the aforesaid steps. And thus you should ensure that the steps mentioned on the above are followed while you are getting the exterior of your property painted through a painting contractor.