How to Make Your Paint Last Longer
Whether you’ve just had your house freshly painted or are planning to do so, it’s important to plan for the future so you don’t have to go through the whole process again prematurely.
Taking a few simple steps can help ensure that your paint work looks great for many years to come.
Get it Done Properly
Painting your home is a job that relies heavily on the prep work to ensure it is done correctly. For this reason, it is best to leave it to the professionals.
House painting is so much more than the painting itself, a large portion of the job occurs before you pull out your paint brush or roller.
To ensure a long lasting paint job the walls need to be prepped. This includes removing any old and flaking paint, sanding, and cleaning the walls. Applying paint to a well prepped and clean surface will guarantee the paint stays for longer.
The paint quality can also affect how long it lasts. High quality paint will look better and last a lot longer than budget paints.
Our professional painters can help with all of your painting needs, from the prep work to high quality painting and the clean up afterwards. We can guarantee that your new paint will look great and be sure to last the test of time.
Keep it Clean
Once your paint has dried and you start living in your house as normal, your walls will get dirty over time. To keep your home looking nice, it’s important to clean your walls regularly.
A thorough clean of your home’s exterior and interior walls with the change of the season will help keep your house looking and feeling great and help your paint work last longer.
When it comes to cleaning your walls you don’t want to damage your paint in the process, so it’s important to use the right materials. You can make up a mixture of dish soap and water, ensuring to wring out your sponge or cloth well, so as not to drench and damage your walls.
Alternatively you can purchase sugar soap wipes to thoroughly remove dirt and mildew from your house with ease.
Minor bumps and scrapes can easily leave your interior paint scarred when you’re living in your home, but the amount of damage can be managed.
Repairing damages as they appear will keep them manageable and stop them from turning into bigger problems that end up requiring a full repaint or rebuild.
Holding onto any paint left over from painting your house can also help ensure any touch up jobs are quicker, easier and cheaper to fix.
Exterior paint jobs are exposed to the harsh elements of the weather including rain, hail and sunlight. Over time this can damage wooden siding, trims, panels, and your paint. The extent of the damage and the effect on your paint can be minimised by repairing any damaged areas as you see them.
Are you based in the Brisbane area and in the market for a new professional paint job?
You can visit our website or contact us to learn more about our services and arrange a painting consultation at your house.