Professional Exterior Painting Information

From a professional painter’s point of view, exterior painting is the most important home maintenance project that can be done. Often the paint and caulking is all that is stopping damage from the weather and water.

You don’t have to be a professional painter to recognize that the condition of the exterior paint is one of the most important factors for maintaining a home’s value. When paint and caulk begins to wear out, it stops protecting your home from the damaging effects of water and sun. Neglected flaking paint can lead to thousands in siding replacement costs.

Preparing to paint the exterior of your home is the most important step. Yet, there is more to painting the exterior of your home than preparation.

Spraying exterior paint on a home.

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What’s in Your Paint, and Why You Should Care

By Courtney and Wise (Sydney, Australia)
House paint is made up of three main things: pigment (that’s the colour), a binder to keep the colour all together and make it stick to your walls, and a solvent, which keeps the paint liquid. The ...
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When Painting Watch The Temperture

(Lansing, Michigan, United Staes)
Just to let you know, when doing exterior painting, don’t do it in cold weather. The paint will dry slower. Instead do it when it is early and you have daylight. Or you can do it when it is windy ...
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Why Use Low or No VOC Paints

By Brando Giron, Eco G Painters (San Diego, CA, USA)
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are, essentially, fumes. They can be as pleasing and benign as the scent of a pine tree or as toxic as benzene. When it comes to painting, we’re talking about VOCs on the latter ...
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Exterior Window Painting

In order to stand up to the steady abuse from being used and the weather, window painting will require attention to many details and a bit of patience. The details are preparation and repair, choosing a good paint and ...
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