Painting a house is a strenuous task. Add to that the summer heat that South East Queensland feels, and it can be downright hell. The heat itself can make painting a side of a house feel like you are working in a sauna but add to that the unpredictability of summer storms and a project that should only take a weekend could span across a couple of weeks. If you are keen on updating your exterior paintwork, McAuliffe Painting has put together some tips you can use to ensure you have a quality paint job that stands the test of time.
Choose the Right Colour
Before anything work-related begins, it is imperative that you know what colour you wish to paint the exterior of your home. Do you want to keep it the same colour it currently is? Or do you think it is due for a modern upgrade? These questions need to be answered before any official work begins.
Choose the Right Amount of PaintThis is another tip to make sure the project is done as efficiently as possible. Knowing how much paint is required for the job will mean you shouldn’t have to worry about popping back out to Bunnings to get another few litres of paint. Calculating how much paint is required for the exterior of a house is not much different from calculating the interior, which you can read about here.
Choosing the Right PaintGiven the number of different paints on the market these days, it can become a bit of a daunting task knowing which paint is right for the project at hand. It is for this reason that you should always check the properties of the paint, such as adhesions, flexibility and the longevity of the colour. And remember, you get what you pay for, so if you go down the road of cheap paint, be aware that it will most likely be cheap quality as well, meaning you might not get the finish you desire and will most likely have to redo the project sooner than expected. It is for this reason you should always use quality paint.
Just like any painting project, you need to make sure you prep, and prep well. You want to make sure you are out in the scorching sun for as little time as possible; not only for the sake of your paintwork but also for your health. Heatstroke is no laughing matter.To make sure you are well-prepped, plan out the project to the tiniest detail, along with a timeline of how you want to tackle such an arduous task. Once you have mapped the project out, it’s time to start prepping the work itself, such as prepping the surface for primer by removing flaky or peeling paint.
All seem a bit much? Contact the professionals at McAuliffe Painting today.
The team at McAuliffe Painting have decades of experience painting the exteriors of both residential and commercial properties, especially in the heat of summer. Contact us today and a member of our team can talk you through the next steps.