Help your exterior paint last longer by following these professional tips. We’ll show how to battle fading, chipping, and drying out.  Everything you need to know to keep your home’s curb appeal at its best.

Weather Effects on Paint

Knowing which house painting services you need and where problems with your home’s paint work could be hiding depends on understanding how weather affects paint. 

How Weather Impacts Paint

Paint chipping

Paint that has been exposed to the environment for a long time may begin to chip and peel.

Paint losing colour

Direct sunlight causes paint to fade over time.

Moisture damage

Water seeping into your home’s outside paint working through minute cracks or holes may affect the inside walls and ceilings with discolouration, mould damage, and decaying wood.

How to Shield Exterior Paint from Harsh Weather Conditions

 Here are several ways to protect your paint from expensive weather damage. 

Identify the Issue’s Root

Professional painters don’t take chances when safeguarding the exterior of your house. When it’s time for a fresh coat of paint, pick a painting contractor that doesn’t skimp on surface preparation. 

Pressure washing and scraping may spot possible weather damage issues and halt them in their tracks with the right cleaning, sealing, and repairs.

Keep Your Wood Surfaces Protected

Improperly treating, sealing, and staining wood surfaces results in rotting and discoloured wood, detracting from the aesthetics of your house and endangering your safety. Safeguard wood surfaces from weather damage with these preventative techniques. 

Use high-quality materials

Get a long-lasting and visually appealing exterior paint job for your home by using the right products, materials, and equipment. Also consider the type of surfaces you’ll be painting, whether it’s brick, siding, wood, or a combination thereof.

Consider your local climate and select paints that can withstand the temperature ranges in your area. Get recommendations from paint experts at your nearby hardware store for the best paint options.

With the vast array of painting, primer, and stain choices available, it can be overwhelming to make the right selection. However, you don’t have to go through this process alone. Seek the advice of a trusted painter to help you make the right decisions before starting your project. This can ensure that your paint job looks fantastic and has a smooth finish from the outset.

Use UV-resistant paint

Decrease sun damage by using UV-inhibiting high-quality paints. Increase resistance further by choosing fade-resistant colours. Paints with brown earth tones and inorganic red oxides have better colour retention. Bright reds, blues, and yellows are organic colours that fade far more quickly.

Getting Ready Before Painting

Paint can crack because of the painted surface’s tendency to expand and contract in response to heat and cold. Work against this before painting even begins. Pressure wash your house, fix gaps, and apply a quality primer before painting to aid in adherence, and select the right product.

Power Wash Often

In areas with excessive humidity and precipitation, dirt and grime may quickly accumulate on the exterior of your home. Power wash the outside of your property regularly to prevent buildup from damaging the external paint. If you spot rust, wash it off using a solution of 1 cup Epsom salt and 2 cups water. Use household bleach on the external walls in a 3-to-1 water to bleach ratio if mould and mildew have started to form.

Tall Guy Painting has you covered whatever the weather

Painting the outside of your house doesn’t have to be difficult or unpleasant. Before the wet or snowy season begins, Tall Guy Painting can assist you in repairing exterior paint damage and completing your major painting tasks.

You may reach us in Greater Vancouver / Lower Mainland, British Columbia, by dialing (778) 683-5397. Get a quote for painting the outside of your home right away.

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