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7 Mistakes To Avoid When Painting Your Home Exterior in St. Helens, OR

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Painting Your Home Exterior in St. Helens, OR

The painting of the exterior of your home can be in and of itself a daunting task, one that might cause a bit of trepidation in the heart of the person or people wishing to endeavor upon it given the scale of it and the sheer amount of material that almost always goes into it.

When you add to that the possibility of making certain mistakes, you make it that much bigger a task -- but these same mistakes can very well be avoided if you are aware of them and take the time to avoid them.

Let's now look at seven mistakes to avoid when painting your home exterior in St. Helens, OR

1. Wearing The Wrong Kind Of Clothing

Though you may be inclined to think that there's really no such a thing as wrong clothing, the truth is that you easily can find yourself wearing clothing that's not appropriate for an exterior painting project.

The function of clothing when you are painting the exterior of your home is to make sure that you get as little paint on you as possible, and to that end, it should properly cover you.

You should also think about how you can wear a mask when you're cleaning your home exterior and perhaps goggles for your eyes for protection.

2. Painting When The Weather Is Inappropriate

There are of course many times that it is perfectly fine to paint, but you should be aware that if the weather isn't right for painting, you should hold off on doing so until it is right for your home.

Exterior painting is not like interior painting in that if it is raining outside, you're going to possibly be causing substantial harm to the exterior paintwork.

You don't want to paint a wet surface, so painting when it's raining outside is of course not a good thing -- but you should also not paint when it's too hot.

This is because it will dry the paint too quickly, which is not too good for your exterior paint.

3. Using The Wrong Kind Of Paint

You may be aware that not all paint is going to do well in terms of painting the exterior of your home.

Depending on the kind of weather that you typically see outside, it may very well be better to get exterior paint that is going to protect against a variety of inclimate weather.

If you see a lot of snow, for example, you might want to get paint that is going to protect against such harsh weather.

4. Not Stabilizing Your Ladder

Part of painting a home exterior is getting to paint the higher areas of your home and though there are many ways you can reach these upper areas, making use of a ladder could be one of the easier ones -- but it comes with some danger as well.

Specifically, it's possible that you could take a tumble off of the ladder if it is not properly stabilized before you go up.

Though it's even better if you have someone to hold the ladder while you are up there, it's possible to make for a stable ladder with just one person.

5. Using Overly Inexpensive Paint Supplies

The last thing you want to do is to do anything that would jeopardize the longtime life of your exterior paintwork and if you make use of inexpensive paint supplies, that is more or less what you're going to be doing.

Take the typical paintbrush, for example -- a poorly made paintbrush is not going to apply paint to your home exterior as well as a better made paint, and bristles can sometimes come off of the brush and go into the paint itself.

6. Not Protecting Your Plants

In the process of painting your home exterior, you're going to have to take measures to protect the plants in the area around your home.

It may not seem like it's that big of a deal but consider how quickly and easily you can spill paint on plants and how very difficult it is to remove it, it's well worth taking steps to protect them.

7. Painting Too Quickly

Lastly, one of the biggest mistakes that you can make in the painting of your home exterior is to paint too quickly.

This is the case because when you are painting you are far more likely to make errors if you paint too quickly than if you paint more steadily.

Do yourself a favor and take your time so that you don't make mistakes and therefore have to take more time to correct the mistakes.

If we can help in any way, feel free to contact us at CHS Painting, we are always ready to help!

please contact us at CHS Painting.

Office. 503-543-4875



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