Rather than just leaping into an exterior painting project in Sacramento, take the time to consider a few factors. First, decide if the exterior of your home is due to be painted. While exterior home paint jobs typically last between 5 and 10 years, you may need to repaint even earlier if you’re noticing peeling or thinning paint on any area. If you do realize that you need to repaint your home’s exterior, the next thing to decide is whether you want to do one or two coats of paint. While two coats may be slightly more expensive up front, it can save you money on labor in the long run because it will last twice as long as one coat.
When you decide on a one-coat or two-coat process and hire a Sacramento house painting contractor, your contractor will prep by power washing the house, scraping off any peeling paint, priming and sealing any bare or stained areas, and ensuring the surfaces are all clean. From there, they’ll be able to give your house a fresh coat (or two) of paint that’s sure to enhance your curb appeal.
Hear and see more about exterior painting preparations by watching the short video below:
SACRAMENTO EXTERIOR PAINTING VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: Prep Is Key for Exterior Painting
ANGIE HICKS: A typical painting job might last anywhere from 5 to 10 years, but signs that you might need a new paint job [are] really if your paint’s peeling or if you’re seeing that it’s wearing thin in certain areas of the house, especially if you look at the side of your house that gets the most sun and weather.
MICHAEL SHORT: One of the first things we do, of course, is power wash a house, scrape any loose and peeling paint, and make sure that that’s all clean, the surfaces are all clean. And then if there’s any bare area or stained areas, those would need to be primed and sealed.
Also, on the exterior you need to decide if you want a one- or two-coat process. Obviously you’re going to get twice the life out of a two-coat process, and it’s usually less expensive as far as labor goes to be able to put the second coat on at the time that you’re doing it instead of waiting another five or six years and painting it again.