Do You Know the 4 Keys To Long-Lasting Exterior Paint?
Spoiler Alert: The answer involves more than just using the right paint!
If you’re like most Virginia homeowners, you probably want your home’s exterior paint to last just as long as possible, right? Not many folks get really excited about the painting process, looking forward to it like it’s some sort of event to be celebrated.
We do, but that’s probably just us...
The key to long-lasting paint is understanding the steps, knowing what to value, and doing the job right. Let’s take a closer look, fleshing out these points just a bit more.
4 Keys to Long-Lasting, Beautiful Exterior Paint
- Surface Preparation - Before you even crack open a can, your project is either doomed or guaranteed by the amount of work you put into surface preparation. Unfortunately, this importance is often missed by homeowners, and can be minimized by less-than-reputable painters. It makes sense when you pause to think about it, though; building on a strong foundation is always important, and it’s no different for your paint.
- Quality Products - We’ve talked about this before, so be sure to read our full article here. In short, quality matters! Higher-end products have higher-end ingredients, and these all work together to create a more durable, beautiful finish.
- Knowledgeable Practices - Painting involves so much more than just applying a product. For your paint to last, a deep knowledge of how surfaces, environmental conditions, and your product of choice will interact is all important.
- Maintenance - Rather than let your surfaces fall into disrepair, invest in routine touch-ups, cleaning, and repair as needed. This keep costs down, and surface performance up.
Knowing What To Value - Find a Professional Painter You Can Trust
This last tip deserves a little extra attention.
It can be easy to value a low estimate above all else. We get it! Life is expensive, and we all look to cut costs wherever we can.
Just like it pays to invest more in a reputable brand of paint in the long-run, it also pays to find a painting company who is really worthy of your trust. Even if their estimate isn’t the lowest, dig deeper to discover what real value you’re getting that is more beneficial. Quality work? A warranty? Peace of mind that comes from working with a licensed and insured pro? Excellent surface preparation?
You’ll be paid back over and over again by hiring a painter who does the job right. The work will last longer, look better, and prove itself to be the most cost-effective, headache-free route.
Do You Have House Painting Questions?
If you live in the Northern Virginia area, contact our team at Williams Professional Painting! It would be our pleasure to serve you.