Weatherproofing Your Home with Exterior Painting in Plainfield, IN
The act of weatherproofing your house is not just a matter of the kinds of materials that you use for the building of your home but sometimes the paint that we use in painting as well as the techniques that are used in painting can be helpful as well.
The important thing is that you should make the time to learn about how you can make your home more weatherproof through your painting.
With that being the case, let’s have a look at some tips and tricks for weatherproofing your home with exterior painting that will make for a better looking home on the inside and out.
1. Trim And Siding
Both the trim and the siding are quite important in terms of what you are going to be painting as if you don’t take the time to paint these, you are going to be allowing your home to be exposed to the sometimes rather harsh elements.
When you paint your trim and siding, on the other hand, you will be making a good barrier between your home and the rather powerful elements, which is good for the long-term health of it.
It’s quite important to perform regular maintenance on your trim and siding after you’ve painted it as you’ll be able to keep on top of that, see if there is any damage that needs to be addressed in regards to the trim and siding
2. Weather To Protect Against Weather
In order to protect your home against the elements, you are going to need to paint your home when the weather is appropriate for a good painting project.
The kind of weather that you are going to want for your painting project is going to be spring or fall like weather, certainly not the colder weather when your paint dries too slowly nor hotter weather of the summer that would get the paint to dry so quickly that it will have big painting problems.
You should also know that you are not going to want to paint while it is raining (and definitely not snowing) because that would almost certainly lead to a ruined painting project.
3. Better Brushes For Better Weather Resistance
When you make the investment in better brushes, you are going to be able to get just the kind of smooth and even finish that you are going to particularly need when you are protecting your home against harsher weather.
Though you might think that when you are applying paint you can just about use any kind of brush or roller, that’s not the case — the cheaper brushes that you are going to find on the market are not going to distribute the paint to the surface being painted as well.
By making use of better brushes, you are going to be sure that not only is the paint applied well and therefore looks better on the exterior of your home, but you will have the safety of knowing that you are better protecting the house against the elements.
4. Caulking And Sealing
Though it may not seem to be part of the painting process per se, it’s quite important that you apply caulk and seal any areas of the exterior of your home where you may deem fit and necessary.
Gaps in your home are not going to ever be fixed just by applying more paint to them — sometimes you have to get a good amount of caulk into these gaps to ensure that there is some weatherproofing as it were and to protect your home against the elements.
Once you have done this you will then be able to of course apply paint so that you have a good uniform look to your home exterior — and it will be protected well.
At We Paint Indy, we are a dedicated team with full-time, professional field staff to make sure your jobs are done on time and to your satisfaction. We are active members of the Mooresville and Plainfield communities. You can contact us by phone — call or text (317) 528-9500 to setup an appointment time convenient for you.