By now if you haven’t figured, bingo, it’s the groundwork. Any good painting job consistently starts with the preparation. Having painted many exteriors of homes I will let you know the precise sequence as how to move. There might be some variant as how to go for every individual, but I have found those processes are the ideal. Let’s test each.
1. Shrubbery. Twist backs any plants or shrubbery away in the miniature, so that they won’t get ruined by the painter’s moving back and forth in their own ladders. Cover any plants or flowers with a light canvas and be certain that the plants have loads of air flow. The homeowner will probably be glad that you didn’t even get any paint in their crops, or that you attempted.
2. Cleaning. Wash dirty surfaces, be it timber, brick, or stucco. It is possible to force wash or hand wash. There are two schools of thought on this particular topic. One says electricity clean, it’s faster and does a much better job. Another school of though would be to lightly hand clean dirt. They think that power washing would be too competitive and that the timber will entrap the water and also undermine the integrity of this paint job. I’ve discovered both approaches to be satisfactory, should you give a few days for the outside to dry out of sunlight.
3. Wood Replacement. Check for any loose or damaged wood. Now’s the opportunity to substitute soffit, faciawood trim around doors and windows. It’s a whole lot simpler to do it than following the miniature painting service has finished painting.
4. Scrape and sand. Scrape all loose surfaces and sand any rough places. Slight imperfections will stay. Bear in mind, the miniature is older and so is your timber. It’s true that you could have each of the wood coated, but that will cost a fortune, not counting on the health hazards.