In the process of painting the exterior of your home, you have to think about what material makes up your home exterior — and depending on what the material is, prepare accordingly.
If, for example, you learn that your home exterior is made of brick and you are certain that you still want to paint your home exterior (for there are reasons you may not wish to do so we listed here) it is important to prepare for the process of painting said brick exterior.
Let’s have a look at some tips for brick painting preparation that will help you with your painting project.
One important factor that people don’t consider in getting ready to paint their brick exterior prior to starting the painting project.
This is particularly the case when the weather has the tendency to get rainy or overcast — you should be okay with overcast weather (and in some instances, it can be helpful) but you should certainly not be painting when it is raining or even threatening to rain as it were.
Therefore, make sure that you have a good long stretch of good weather before you book your painting project.
If you want to make sure that you have enough paint on hand as well as a primer, you are going to need to properly measure the exterior that is going to be painted, and then make use of the right sort of paint calculator to understand how much paint you will need.
The standard paint calculator may guide you to how much you will need for most exteriors, but remember that brick is quite absorbent and therefore needs more paint to be used.
By measuring the surface that is going to be painted, you’re going to not spend too much money on paint but you also aren’t going to get too little paint, which would be quite wasteful in that you’d have to then go back and find more paint — perhaps at a greater cost!
Since you know that you’re going to be painting the exterior of your home, you should take some time to protect the plants that are near your home.
What this entails is that, for the duration of your painting project, you should cover your plants with some sort of plastic sheeting so that the paint doesn’t get on them.
You should also mist them with water so that the plants do not get dry during the painting project.
When it comes to painting the exterior of your home, there are few things that can quite get in the way of a job being well done quite like the exterior being dirty prior to your painting it.
Though you may think that you can just paint over whatever dirt may be there, you are quite mistaken unfortunately and what you will end up having is a home that looks dirty with paint over it.
Bear in mind that the brick you are going to be cleaning may well have some dirt embedded into it as it were, so it does take just a little bit longer to clean it, but remember that after it is painted it will be a lot easier to clean because you will be cleaning this same dirt off of the paint instead of out of the bricks.
Nevertheless, please do make sure that you make the time to clean the brick exterior prior to beginning the painting project and of course to allow time for your brick exterior to fully dry before you move on to the next step in the painting process.