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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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Preparing To House Paint, An Essential Guide, Painter In Westbrook Ct

Adding a fresh coat of paint or bringing a new color into a home can make a world of a difference. But, sometimes, it can seem like a grueling task to start and finish yourself. To help the process move along quicker, take some steps in extra preparation and you can save yourself a ton of time later on!  This is what a lot of interior house painters do!  This is why we created ” Preparing To House Paint, An Essential Guide, Painter in Westbrook Ct 

Use a “Staging Area” when starting to paint the interior of your house! 

If you’ve ever painted a room while lugging a gallon-sized can of paint around the room with you, you know how tiring and draining that can be. Well, it can also be time consuming. If you think about all of the chances you give yourself to spill paint on the floor when you’re picking up and setting down that paint can, you can imagine the amount of paint you’ll likely have to clean up after the job is complete.  Professional house painters in Westbrook Ct use these tips:

 Want to save yourself some time? Every extra step you take in preparation is another step you won’t have to take in clean up. Prepare a “staging area” to use while you’re painting. Leave your open paint cans, extra brushes, rollers, and cleaning supplies in the middle of the room for easy access. No room for spills and everything is kept all together!  Of Course you can choose to put all these items on a fold table, this way you don’t have to bend over all the time, another great tip for house painting is put a painters drop cloth on the floor first, or an old cloth or blanket.

Clean the Area

This may be a no-brainer, but if it’s not done you could end up spending twice the amount of time, effort, and potentially money, to fix the areas that weren’t cleaned.

Whether you’re painting floorboards, walls, ceilings, moulding, etc. cleaning the area first will make an incredible difference in the quality of work you’re able to complete. There are tons of different things you may find on your walls – dust, dirt, oils, smudges, etc. All of these can affect the way the paint takes to the surface. For example, with an oily area, it could change the consistency of your interior house paint.

For a smooth, clean, and professional finish, remember to clean the area you plan on painting before you put anything on it!

Cover the Flooring

While you may think you can get away with covering the flooring just around the base of your walls, you’d be surprised at the amount of paint that would probably end up on your flooring if you did so.  Covering your flooring is one of the easiest ways you can prepare for any paint job, because it usually just involves throwing some sort of plastic or tarp down (and making sure it covers everything, obviously).

Each step you take in preparation is another step you won’t have to make during clean up. Just remember that, and you’ll always go above and beyond to prepare for your do-it-yourself interior house painting job that your friends always ask about – “what was the name of the painter you hired for this, again?”

If trying to tackle a project like this is not for you – don’t worry, we’ve got just the right painters for the job! Coastline Painters LLC located in Guilford Ct and covers the entire shoreline  will always take great care of you and your home.  Just need some advice? No problem! Call us anytime and we are happy to talk to you!

I hope this blog Preparing To House Paint, An Essential Guide, Painter in Westbrook Ct was helpful!   And of course you can call us for a free professional estimate anytime, you can call, text or email us!

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dave & Kathy Moffitt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Coastline Painters LLC                 Office (203)458-2073  Text (203)738-9090  coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net

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