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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Painting the exterior of your home as a DIYer can be a daunting task especially if you are tackling a large surface. But don’t worry if you follow our guidelines below you can achieve excellent results.
Advice on Buying Paint
The most important part of any exterior painting work is the preparation. Painting is physical work, time consuming and requires patience, care and consideration to achieve the best results. Here are a few pointers to help achieve good results:
Preparing Exterior Walls
As a general rule it is worth nothing that many professionals will advise against painting brickwork because it reduces the ability of the brick to breathe. Some bricks, such as common bricks, are especially unsuitable for painting. If in doubt always seek professional advice before you proceed with a major paintjob on the exterior brickwork of your home. A professional blast cleaner is always an option if you need to remove a large area of brickwork paint.
Preparing Exterior Plastic, Metal and Wood Surfaces
Guide to Exterior Primers and Topcoats
Doors, Window Frames
Once painted, the exterior of your home must be maintained on a regular basis. If you do paint, for example, your exterior walls - think carefully about any expense involved later.
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