In Need Of An Exterior Remodel On A Budget? Try Painting

Posted on: 30 October 2020


Purchasing new siding for your home can be very expensive, especially if you have a larger home, and depending on the type of siding you want. If your home needs an update, and you have a smaller budget to work with, you should consider having your exterior painted instead of having it replaced. You can hire a professional to have your siding painted, or you can try to do it on your own. If your siding is still in good shape, you can paint it to remodel your home's exterior. Read on for helpful information to get this done on your own.

 Gather Your Tools/Materials

You need to gather all of your tools and materials for this job. If you have a two-story home, or just a tall home, you may need to have scaffolding or taller ladders to help you complete this job. You may be able to rent this type of equipment from a local tool rental shop. You're also going to want drop cloths, paint, rollers, paint brushes, mineral oil, and paint trays. Once you have everything you need, you're going to also need to clean and inspect your siding.

Clean And Inspect The Siding

You need to do a thorough check of your siding to see if there are any areas that need to be repaired. If your siding needs repairing, you need to do this before you paint it. Depending on your siding will depend on how you repair it. Wood siding will need wood filler, then sanded down. If you have vinyl or aluminum siding, you may be able to add a new piece or silicone the hole or crack in the siding. If you have brick siding, you can repair it with brick and mortar, then smooth it out as needed. Clean the siding after you have repaired it. Clean it to remove mold and mildew, then before you paint, be sure you allow it to dry.

Paint The Siding

The type of paint you need will depend on your siding type. Be sure to talk to a paint specialist at your local hardware store to see what type of paint should be used for your home. Once you have your paint, you can begin painting. Be sure to use drop cloths to prevent getting paint on every other surface of your home. Start at the top and work your way down. Use the paintbrush to get in between the siding laps and along any edges, then roll the paint on. If you are painting brick, you need to paint the mortar with the paintbrush, then the brick front with the roller.

Painting a home's exterior can take a lot of time to complete, especially when you need more than one coat, and you most likely will need more than one coat of paint. Hire a professional painting company to get this job completed properly and efficiently. Learn more about exterior painting today.