The Importance of Exterior Painting Preparation

The Importance of Exterior Painting Preparation

The Importance of Exterior Painting Preparation

A Key to Long-Lasting Paint is Preparation!

Freshly painted homes and businesses can provide an extra level of curb appeal, which in turn can boost the mood of a business or homeowner. It's tempting to hurry and finish the painting job quickly when it comes time to repaint a home or business. Painting projects can have unintended consequences if they are not properly prepared. There are some "professionals" who will cut corners to reduce costs and speed up the painting process. Ask your painter any additional questions to make sure you are making the best decision. It's not always about the lowest price when it comes to hiring a professional home painter, or commercial painter. 


It is not unusual for painters to approach us and ask if we hire. They also said, "We can save you money on paint costs". Other painters approach most painting companies like us, looking for work. When a painter claims they can save the company money on paint, they mean they will apply thin coats in order to reduce the amount of paint used. This is not an approach we recommend, and These are not the types of painters look for.

Fresh Painting will do the job right, which means we'll apply the paint according to how it was designed to be used. We are committed to providing quality workmanship to the business or homeowner.

Inadequate Surface Preparation

If a painting project is not done correctly or is not painted properly, the homeowner will have to bear the consequences. This is particularly true when it comes to exterior house painting.

  • Abuse Weather. Over the lifetime of your exterior paint, it can be damaged by rain, hail, ice, and snow.
  • Debris, Dust, and Dirt. If a surface has not been thoroughly cleaned with pressure prior to painting, dirt, dust, or any other debris can affect the ability of the paint to adhere to the surface.
  • Moisture and Mold. In addition, if wood damage or moisture problems are not addressed before painting, then a new coat of paint can only mask these issues temporarily. Unresolved moisture issues will only get worse with time.
  • Peeling Caulk. If you fail to remove loose paint or recaulk areas where caulk has failed, it is likely that your home will need to be repainted sooner than usual. Caulk is used to prevent water and moisture from getting behind the exterior surface. Failure to recaulk may result in future water damage. If you don't remove the loose paint, it will make it impossible for new paint to stick to the surface.

How to Prepare a Surface Before Painting?

Our painters at Fresh Painting are trained in the preparation requirements of exterior painting. As professional painters we:

  • Do not rush. It takes a lot of time to produce quality work.
  • Wash the surface thoroughly. We want your exterior paint to last as long as it can. Even though the weather may affect the longevity of your exterior paints, thorough power washing will ensure that the paint is able to adhere. Before painting, we want to remove all dirt, dust, and mildew.
  • Check Every Surface We can identify areas in an exterior painting project that require special attention. For example, we may need to replace wood. In many cases, we are able to identify areas that require special attention after the house has been thoroughly cleaned. After cleaning, we will always check the surface again. Prior to painting, we will make any necessary repairs or recommend them.
  • Repair, Sand, Patch We perform all necessary repairs, sanding, and priming to provide the best possible surface to allow the paint to adhere.
  • Use the Proper Coats. We want to make sure we use quality paints and apply at least 2 coats on any project. In some areas or cases, three coats of paint may be required.

You Need to Consider Fresh Painting

We take pride in the work we do. We will give every commercial or residential painting project the attention and craftsmanship that the client expects. We have been referred by many satisfied customers over the years because of our high-quality work.

Fresh Painting is the best interior and ext erior painter you can hire for your next exterior painting project.

If you're ready to boost your curb appeal and attract more customers, consider hiring the interior painting services offered by Fresh Painting FL . Contact us at (904) 549-9000 or [email protected] to schedule a consultation today.


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