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Tips and Tricks by a Professional Painter

It’s crucial to prep all surfaces before you paint them, and the exterior of your home is not an exception. The time your paint will last on the exterior of your home doesn’t only depend on its type and quality, but also on the way you got the surface ready for it. Prepping the exterior of your home is very important since it’s constantly exposed to the elements. So, here are some helpful tips by a professional painter on how to get your house’s exterior ready for a fresh coat of paint.

Pressure wash. This is the first and most important step you have to take. When you pressure wash your home, you will get rid of dirt, mold, pollen and peeling paint that will prevent the new paint from setting properly.

Replace rotten and decayed surfaces. You should always do a thorough inspection of your exterior before you repaint it. Painting over any rotten or decayed areas will make the paint fail prematurely. Such surfaces need to be replaced in order to get good final results from the painting job.

Make sure to come back next week for more tips. Until then, if you need a professional painter in Herndon, VA, turn to Living Color Painting & Restoration. You can reach us at (703) 309-1277.

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