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The Importance Of Cleaning Exterior of Your Home By House Painter In Madison Ct

With spring around the corner and it’s a great time to walk around the outside of your home and access what needs to be done.  I guarantee that most of us have homes that could use a good cleaning due to dirt, mildew and residue from leaves etc.. that is why I created this blog “The Importance Of Cleaning Exterior Of Your Home By House Painter In Madison Ct”  to give a few valuable tips weather you are doing the cleaning your self or hiring someone to do it for you!

If you are hiring a professional to do it here is a link to an earlier blog I did on what to look for when hiring a contactor of any trade: https://coastlinepainters.com/uncategorized/painting-contractor-westbrook-ct/

When your home is left with dirt on it, the effects can pile up quickly, dirt and mildew reduce the life of your paint job and eat through just about anything.  Once the paint starts chipping and peeling then the outside elements have direct contact with the wood on your house and can cause moisture, which can cause wood rot.    Your beautiful home now looks tired and run down.

What’s the solution?  Power wash your home at least every two years!  A lot of people and professionals use basic bleach.  If you don’t want harsh chemical’s around your home, you can opt to use a eco friendly product! Be careful here though, if a “green” cleaning product says it’s “all natural” or “green” that doesn’t mean it doesn’t contain harsh chemical’s.  Green cleaning is not regulated by any goverment agency, anyone can advertise their products as green and they really are not!  Try to find a “Green Seal Certified” house cleaner they have great standards!  Simple Green offers a great line of products, or ask at your local paint store!   If you have used a professional house painter in the past, ask them, or go to a paint store and ask there.

I hope this blog ” The Importance Of Cleaning Exterior Of Your Home By House Painter In Madison Ct” was helpful!  We are professional house painters in Guilford Ct and we serve the entire shoreline area!  Please feel free to call us with any questions, we are very happy to help!

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3 Common House Painting Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make, By Painter In Madison Ct

Whether you’re planning on painting a bedroom, your favorite piece of furniture, or the crown moulding that you can’t stand the color of, we’re here to help. We know many homeowners like to paint around their homes themselves, even though it can seem like a big project to take on. If you’re one of these people, we’re sure you can relate to these 3 common painting mistakes, this is why we created this blog “3 Common House Painting Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make, By Painter In Madison Ct 

 1.Buying the least expensive paint and brushes

Typically, when someone wants to begin painting a room or multiple rooms throughout their house, the first thing that comes to mind is – how much is this going to cost me? So, in an effort to save money and make the DIY project cost-effective, they’ll reach for the cheapest paint and least expensive paint brushes. While you may not notice an immediate difference, you’ll probably end up paying an additional price somehow. Some lesser expensive paints require multiple coats to be able to cover an area that a higher quality paint could. While others, can be extremely difficult to clean off of surfaces (you know, on the off-chance you make a mistake and spill or drop a little paint on the floor). Professional house painters usually will invest in high quality products!

 According to professional house painters for interior house painting or exterior house painting, if you want to test to quality of your paint, look at its thickness. It’s a safe bet to avoid “generic” branded paints.

 2.Combining latex and oil-based products

Many people think you can combine latex and oil-based paint, so they won’t bother to correctly prime their walls. However, if you have oil-based paint on the area that you’re currently wanting to paint, it’s not a good idea to apply latex-based paint directly on top of it. Surprisingly, the reverse (oil on latex) doesn’t cause any issues, though, so we can see the confusion. But, once you’ve applied latex on top of oil, it becomes extremely difficult to remove. It’s likely you’ll have to sand or scrape it off of the area.  Again, another secret that interior and exterior house painters and painting contractors know.

 To prevent this from happening – prime your walls first with a latex-based “conversion” primer. It will help the latex-based paint to sit on the area without being nearly impossible to remove. No sanding or scraping for you today!

 3.Choosing the wrong finish for the wrong room

Different rooms around your house will have different levels of traffic. It’s important to think of this when you’re choosing the finish for your paint because a “flat” paint is much harder to clean than a paint that has a “Eggshell” Matte” “semi gloss” or “high gloss” finish when painting your home.

 The finishes range from flat to high gloss and measure how “shiny” the paint will be on the walls. Interior house paints that are glossier tend to be easier to clean, making them perfect for high-traffic rooms like the kids playroom (aren’t you sick of trying to clean those walls?).  A professional house painter will be sure to ask his customer about finishes that best suit their home when house painting.

Next time you need to choose a interior house paint color, keep in mind how often you may be needing to clean something off of the area it’s going on. If the answer is likely never – go for a flat paint. If it’s pretty often, you know what to do!

We hope this blog “3 Common House Painting Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make, By Painter In Madison Ct” was helpful. As always, you can call, text or email us for professional advice, or have us come over to give you a free home painting estimate!

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dave and Kathy Moffitt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Coastline Painters LLC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Covering the shoreline in Ct              Office (203)458-2073  Text (203) 738-9090  coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net                                                               kathy facebook imagedave's photo

 


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