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home maintenance  /  September 14, 2019

Exterior Painting Mistakes You Should Avoid

Painting your house can greatly improve its curb appeal and transform its appearance. However, you need to be careful. Painting mistakes are easy to make and can be very noticeable. In today’s article, Handyman Connection® of Orange County discusses the top painting mistakes you need to avoid.

Using the Wrong Tools

Many people unknowingly use the wrong tools when painting their houses. Different kinds of brushes and rollers do different things. For example, the stiffer the brush, the cleaner the line it will cut and the more paint you can hold with it. You should use the right kind of brush for the kind of finish you want.

Skipping Surface Prep

Paint adheres better and looks better when it’s applied to a clean, lightly abraded surface. You should never skip surface prep when painting. If the surface you plan to paint is dirty, then clean it with an all-purpose cleaner. If necessary, you should also use an abrasive paper to sand between paint coats or to remove the shine from enameled surfaces.

Not Applying Primer and Using the Wrong Paint

Primers are a must when painting because they improve the surface finish of the topcoat and the bond to difficult substrates. You should also pay attention to the kind of paint you’re using for your project. Some paints are for interior use only.

The best way to avoid these painting mistakes is to hire a skilled and experienced professional to paint your home for you. Handyman Connection is the leading choice for painting and other home improvement and maintenance services in our local area. All our craftsmen have over 10 years of experience. We can make your home look beautiful. Call us at (714) 288-0077 to learn more about our services and products or to ask for a free estimate.

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