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Paint on exterior walls shouldn’t get affected by heavy rain and snow, bright sunshine, stormy winds and other harsh climatic conditions. It should be durable. Exterior paint often loses its gloss more quickly and may even fade. You have to look for high quality, durable paint. It’s not a bad idea to invest a bit more in the paint that you will use as the exterior walls need extra protection from various elements like heat, cold and pollution.

The exterior is as important as the interior of your house. Remember that it’s the first thing noticed by your guests. A poor exterior painting job will leave a negative impression on your visitors, so it is important that you pick high-quality paint. You may be able to save some of your cash by buying cheap paint, but it will fade quickly, and you will need to repaint the walls again. This means spending more money on frequent repainting jobs.

It is best that you leave the job to a professional. Don’t try to paint the walls on your own, especially if you don’t have any idea about the job. Professional exterior painters know what painting technique should be used to achieve your desired look. They can change the overall feel and look of your house by painting the exterior walls with the right colors and technique. These experts will prepare the walls to ensure that the paint lasts for a long time.

If you don’t know what type of paint or color you should choose, these professionals can give you advice as well as recommendations that fit your needs and budget. They also know how to deal with various painting problems.

Common Painting Problems

Blocking

Blocking occurs when two painted surfaces end up being stuck together. This can happen as the paint did not dry completely before the windows or doors were closed. It can also be due to using low-quality semi-gloss or gloss paint as this kind of paint doesn’t have enough block resistance. Using high-quality semi-gloss or gloss acrylic latex paint can help solve the problem.

Burnishing

Burnishing occurs when there’s a lot of rubbing or brushing against the painted surface. It causes a glossy sheen to appear. If a high traffic area gets a lot of spot cleaning, burnishing can occur. Flat paint in high traffic areas can get rubbed a lot that a dull painted surface gets shiny spots. Glossy areas will also appear when chairs or other pieces of furniture are rubbing against the flat paint surface. Paint that doesn’t have stain or scrub resistance is prone to this effect.

Painted areas like doors and window sills require a higher grade of latex paint to withstand excessive use and cleaning. High traffic areas that should be spot cleaned often must be painted with semi-gloss or gloss paint. This is because this kind of paint can be easily cleaned using a cleanser and soft cloth or sponge. Rinsing the area with clean water will prevent the burnishing problem.

Sagging

Sagging occurs when the paint looks like it is dropping. The coat of paint also looks uneven. This can happen due to various reasons such as using too much paint or applying a very thick coat of paint. Sagging can also happen if the paint is thinned out too much. Weather conditions can make the paint sag as well. While the paint is still not dry, it should be quickly brushed it to spread the excess amount evenly before it dries. If the paint has dried and it’s impossible to brush it, you can sand the area gently and apply a new coat of high-grade paint after removing the residue of the sanding process. To prevent this problem, use the paint as planned and avoid heaping a large amount onto the surface.

Getting A Flawless Paint Job

If you want to get a flawless painting job, you just need to call us. We are always here to help. We have our team of skilled exterior painters who can come to your house anytime. If you have queries or any special request, just tell us, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Get in touch with us and get a free quote today!

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