Give Your Home A Brand New Look By Painting The Exterior





12-20-2019



Our harsh winters can do substantial damage to the exterior of your home, making it difficult to keep it looking beautiful year after year. It’s the perfect time to start planning your home’s brand new look by having it repainted. 6 Star Painting, the very best painters in Victoria, BC, have some excellent tips for painting your home’s exterior and we break down the costs to make your planning easier too!





Timing Is Key


We’ve mentioned it already, but it can’t be said enough: planning is key and so is choosing the right time to paint. We understand the local weather patterns, and it’s crucial to a successful paint job, that we complete the projebt with low rain and as little humidity as possible. The paint needs plenty of time to dry and keep in mind that if surfaces are wet, or too cold, the paint just won’t stick to the surface.


Best Painters And Best Paint


We understand the temptation to choose a cheaper brand of paint to save money, but we can tell you that this will cost you more in the long term. Better quality paint will last much longer and guarantee you far better coverage and finish. This also means you will paint fewer times over the years, and you’ll get better coverage when you do paint. We give you the best painters, and we can also recommend the best paint for your home.


Be Prepared


Have we said it before? We’ll say it again; planning is everything. But this tip isn’t about planning; it’s about preparation. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. When surfaces are dirty, paint is peeling, or materials are rotten, the paint won’t be able to adhere.


Your walls and surfaces must be cleaned thoroughly, dried, sanded or replaced where necessary to ensure that your home’s new look is flawless and long-lasting.


Gravity Matters


The last thing you want when painting your home is unsightly streaks and drips. Work with gravity when painting, starting at the top and working downwards to avoid streaks. You will be able to work out any paint mishaps as you go along from top to bottom.


Mind The Flowers


If you have a garden or otherwise some lovely outdoor furniture and accessories, you want to make sure that the surrounding area is covered before you start painting. Also, your drop cloths should be weighed down and secured or wrapped around the protected items, or you might risk giving some valuables an unwanted makeover.


As professional painters, we take all the above factors into account when we prepare (always prepare!) a quote for you. No two jobs are the same, and with our experience in the industry, we cover every eventuality. Ultimately, hiring a professional painter will be more expensive than doing it yourself, but it will certainly be safer, you will be assured of a high quality, lasting new look and you will be saving an immeasurable amount of time and stress.


Hire the best painters in Victoria, BC to give the exterior of your home its brand new look. Speak to 6 Star Painting today.