Tips Painting The Exterior Of The House

A good coat of paint on the exterior of the house protects both the cladding boards and the wall structure under them, and of course, the new fresh paint surface looks good. Hill Country Painting believes early summer is the best time for exterior painting.

When the daily temperatures have remained stable at 10-15 degrees in the spring, the so-called official grilling period has begun; at the same time, the movement of gardeners between home and garden shops will begin to hit, and swimming bridges will be re-launched on the beaches. 

According to experts, spring and early summer are the best times for exterior painting. The outer panelling of the house is the driest in spring with sunny weather. The best time for exterior painting usually starts during corn warmers. From the day of tungsten, the air temperatures are usually on the plus side.

Sooner Rather Than Later

Updating the exterior of the house should not be postponed for too long. If the exterior painting of the house is done on time, the work will be easier, and the price will be lower. The paint surface of the outer lining should not be allowed to deteriorate.


Before Painting The Exterior, You Need To Find Out Which Paint To Use.

It is lucky if there is stored information about the colour of the previous house painting. In this case, it is much easier to find the required colour in the paint shop. If it is not possible to understand what type of paint it is from the colour sample taken from the wall itself, it is worth taking the sample with you to the paint shop and finding out from an expert there.

Based on the appearance of the paint surface, it is already sufficient to decide what type of paint it is. The surface of water-based paints remains uniform for a long time. First, the water-based paints begin to peel off the surface between the cladding boards at the edges of the tongues. Water-based paints peel off the surface in the form of bars or long elastic strips that can even be rolled around a finger.

However, oil paints dry like a net. When dry, the piece of paint comes off as pieces on the table surface, and when it is broken, the piece of paint is broken. The old paint surface painted with oil paint has also developed so-called chalking, and when dragging it over the surface of such white flour with a finger, it also sticks to the finger.

A denatured ethanol-based fuel can also be tested – water-based paints release a pigment; this is not the case for oil paints.

The type of paint with which the house is painted needs to be clarified before going to buy new paint, as the general rule is that the new coat of paint must be painted with the same type of paint like the old paint.

However, surfaces painted with oil paint may be coated with an aqueous acrylate paint or an aqueous alkyd oil paint.

A traditional boiling paint, such as the so-called Swedish red, can only be painted on a clean wood surface or on a brushed surface painted with old boiling paint.

The amount of paint must be calculated according to the square meters of the surface. And there is never enough paint when you count the surface to be painted without deducting the door and window openings. The cost of paint shown on the paint cans is calculated per square meter of smooth surface, and the purchased paint is usually not sufficient considering this.

Painting A House: Occupational Safety And Protective Equipment

According to many hobby painters, covering surfaces is the most boring job. Especially there is a tendency to “forget” about covering surfaces when painting facades because there is not much to say about paint splashes that get on the lawn.

When painting, it must be taken into account that there are parts of the house on the outside of the house that does not want to be painted and from which it is difficult to remove the paint.

Windows with frames should be covered when painting whips and edging and when painting plinth walls.

Today, protective films are available with adhesive tape on edge for fixing the film.

Strong cardboard is also suitable for covering surfaces. Work safety must not be forgotten when painting. The ladder must not be painted – proper scaffolding is required. Scaffolding can also be built yourself, but rental scaffolding is easy to assemble and move from one place to another.

When painting, do not make long, ploughing movements and check that your position is strong. Even in hot sunny weather, the painter cannot last long on scaffolding.

When the hot summer comes, it is worth remembering that the ripening times of raspberries can still be painted until you wait for the morning sauce to dry out.

After washing the exterior, you can wait another week before you start painting. Cloudy and dry weather is suitable for painting – there does not have to be strong sunshine and heat; nor shall it rain. There is also no point in painting surfaces with direct sunlight because the paint tends to dry out too quickly and it is also more inconvenient to paint during a hot day.

Initially, the clean wood surfaces are primed, and the primer is allowed to dry completely, after which the main painting can be started.

As a precaution, the brush tends to take as little paint as possible so that it does not start to spray, but this way, the table cannot be properly painted. It is important that one table can be covered from one end to the other with one brushstroke – this way, the paint mark is evenly covered.

Experts recommend diluting the paint by 5-10% so that the brush moves from one end of the table to the other when painting on a slippery table. This avoids joints when lifting the brush.…

House Painting: Let The Preliminary Work Be Thorough

Properly done preliminary work is the whole house painting A and O. After the peeling paint, the new paint must not be applied. The new paint layer no longer adheres the old peeling paint layer to the surface.

And there is no point in painting a rotten cladding board because no paint will make the softened board new anymore, so the cladding boards damaged by moisture must be replaced. Loose old paint is removed before applying a new one.

Brushing or scraping with a wire brush is a safe way to clean cladding boards. The old thick layer of paint can come off as bars, however – depending on the type of paint.

Infrared equipment, chemicals, soda and sandblasting are also used for paint removal. Care must be taken when removing paint, and if you lack skills, you must consult an expert.

The surface of the wood lining must not be damaged; there have been many cases where the sandblasted outer lining has been damaged during cleaning. After cleaning the outer lining, it is washed – brushing and cleaning the garden hose with water is the safest way to clean the outer lining.

When cleaning the outer lining with a pressure washer, the water gets uncontrollably too deep into the wood. In any case – if the pressure washer is still used, do not use high pressure and always wash along the wood fault.

The building store provides suitable facade detergents. A detergent containing a chloride-containing mould and opening the pores of the wood to promote the adhesion of the new paint layer can be used to wash the outer wood lining. Most facade detergents today are already biodegradable and therefore environmentally friendly.

If the table cladding has turned grey, it is worth priming it before applying the new paint, but boards with a rough surface must first be handled with a steel brush.

Painting the whole house is not a cheap undertaking anyway, and therefore it is not worth starting to skimp on tools.

The sellers of the paint shop can give advice on choosing the right tools, and the shelf labels also state for which paint the brush or paint roller is intended.

The packaging of the brush also states whether it is intended for water-based or oil-based paints.

With a good brush, you can take enough paint from the paint container, which makes painting easier. A good quality brush does not come off when painting.

A Brush With Artificial Bristles Is More Suitable For Water-Based Paints.

Also good are brushes with mixed bristles, which always have 10 to 50 per cent bristles made of natural material, the good feature of which is that they help to get the paint better from the paint container. Almost anything can be painted with mixed brushes – they are suitable for water-based as well as oil paints, varnishes, impregnants, wood oils and stains.

Only brushes made of natural bristles are suitable for painting with oil paints. When using a natural bristle brush for water-based painting, natural bristles absorb water from the paint and shrink into dots, and the brush stroke is no longer accurate.