Exterior Paint Job Considerations
By Albert McDonald
Painting the exterior of a house requires much different and more extensive prep work, including stripping and power washing. Understand the steps to painting house exteriors with help from a professional painter in this video on house painting tips.View Transcript
Hi. I'm Albert McDonald, with Overeducated Painters, and today we're here to talk to you about exterior house painting. What's one of the most important things that you need to do before you start painting a house? It's got to be clean. And since you don't see somebody running around with a little scrubber, scrubbing each little nook and cranny, what we use is a pressure washer. We use pressure washers, ladders. We get up as close as we can to the wood so that if there's any old paint that might flake off in a few years, we get it to flake off now. And then after that, once we get that done, we're ready to start. So any areas where there is exposed wood, we put a little primer on there. We put high-quality caulk that expands and contracts. We don't use that cheap dollar-a-tube stuff that other people do. We want to use quality materials, because it lasts longer. So, reasons why to hire a professional? Well... this house is kind of big. It'd take you a long time to do it by yourself, plus this is what we do every day. We prep properly, we paint properly of course, doing quality detailed work, and our work is going to last much longer than other homeowners that decided to paint it themselves. You've seen it. You've seen your neighbor try to paint his own home. It didn't look that good, so... hire a professional, so you get detailed quality work done that'll last you for a long time. Again, I'm Albert McDonald, with Overeducated Painters, talking to you about how to paint the exterior of a house.
About the Expert
Albert McDonald is the owner of Overeducated Painters, a professional interior and exterior painting service in Atalanta, Georgia.
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