How Can I Avoid the Exterior Paint on my Home Fading?

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Finished Exterior Residential Painting Marlston Hill Bunbury by RoofWest Painting Services

The exterior of your home is exposed to unrelenting mother nature all year around, from the scorching sun in summer to frost and rain in winter. While mother nature is out of your control, there are ways to ensure the exterior paint on your home stays looking fresher for longer.

Keep the exterior of your home looking like new by ensuring the following when it is painted:

  • Adequate Preparation is Done Before the Paint is Applied
  • Enough Layers of Paint Applied
  • High-Quality Products are Being Used

Adequate Preparation is Done Before the Paint is Applied

Depending on the surface being painted, preparing that surface correctly is just as important as the painting itself. Mould, Decay or Rust often build up on exterior surfaces so it is important to ensure these are removed before painting can begin. Fill any holes and cracks on the exterior of your home with a high-quality filler being sure to allow for shrinkage as it sets. Sanding is one of the most common preparation tasks to be completed before painting begins. The amount of sanding needed will depend on the condition of the existing paintwork and the material of the surface. It is worth considering using a mechanical sander if there is a lot of sanding to do.

Enough Layers of Paint Applied

Colour swatch

A professional will know the correct number of layers required when painting the exterior of your home. Many new homes, not painted before, may require 3 coats of paint while a previously painted exterior may only require 2. Your chosen paint colour is not the only product used. To ensure a high- quality finish and the longevity of your paint job, an undercoat and topcoat is required. The exterior of a home with insufficient layers of paint can be prone to premature fading.

High-Quality Products are Being Used

If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. Using quality paint brands like DULUX and Taubmans, will give you peace of mind knowing your paint job will last for years. DULUX and Taubmans both have an enormous range of colours to choose from and can transform the exterior of your property, restoring its beauty while adding value.

Roof West Roof Restorations are your professional painters in the South West area

If the exterior of your property needs a facelift or some TLC, the team at Roof West Roof Restorations are your solution. Their male and female painters are highly experienced and deliver a high standard of work. Using quality brands like DULUX and Taubmans, the team at Roof West Roof Restorations offer FREE quotes. Call Tom on the team on 9795 9990 today.

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