Tips on home exterior painting (Infographic)

Just like how our skin protects our body, exterior painting is the outermost layer of our homes that protects it from various outdoor elements, and it needs to be renewed just as much.

Every home should get repainted on an average of every seven to ten years, depending on the materials used for the construction of the house, its location, and level of exposure to sunlight. But other than these factors, did you know that moisture is ruining the coat of your home as well?

In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Purdue Cooperative Extension Research, exterior ice brought by the wintry weather is one of the major causes of exterior paint peeling. This is because as the snow melts and turns into water, it gets absorbed by the walls, which causes the paint to peel and blister. It washes off the color, likewise, making it dull and faded.

Aside from the above mentioned, the other reason why your exterior paint doesn’t look smooth and doesn’t last long enough is that maybe, you did it the wrong way. Tsk-tsk!

If you want to give your home an easy and affordable yet stunning makeover using the right methods this time around, don’t worry because we got your back!

Here are the key takeaways of the infographic from All County Exteriors which details tips on Home exterior painting that will surely make your painting job easier:

1. Preparation

  • Anticipate the weather
  • Prepare the surface
  • Paintbrush or roller?

2. Selecting the paint and color

  • Know what type of paint you’re going for
  • Paint prices

3. Painting proper

  • Start under the shade
  • Top to bottom

4. Finishing touches

  • Focus on the details
  • Seal it off

Check out the infographic below for some awesome tips on Home Exterior painting:

Tips on home exterior painting