When the time comes to repaint your exterior, you’ll want to be ready. The prep work is often the hardest and most time-consuming part of any project. You need to remove old paint, clean surfaces, prime and paint them correctly, then seal everything in so it lasts well into next year (and beyond).

Check the Surface

You should check the quality of your paint. If it’s old, it may be peeling or cracking. If your house isn’t in good condition, you’ll have to do more work when you’re done painting. If it is in good condition and has been painted recently (within the past year), then cleaning up will be easier and quicker!

2. Put up a drop cloth. A drop cloth is an inexpensive piece of material used to protect your floor and furniture from paint splatters. You can buy them at any hardware store or home improvement center. You may also be able to find old sheets that you don’t need anymore for this purpose.

Hire Professionals for Cleaning

Hiring professionals for house washing, pressure washing, and gutter cleaning is a great way to make sure that your home is ready for exterior painting. These experts will be able to get the job done more efficiently than you can at home. They’ll have the right tools and equipment, as well as a better knowledge of how to get it done properly.

Professional cleaners know how to clean your house so that it’s ready for new paint! One of our cleaning partners Brilliant Brothers Services, serves the Victoria area and helps house owners prepare their house for exterior painting. Their services include house washing, pressure washing, window cleaning, gutter cleaning, and more. 

Repair Cracks and Holes

If your house is old, you may have cracks in the surface. It is best to repair these cracks before starting work.

If the crack is small and only goes partway through the wall, you can use a special compound to fill it. This will keep moisture out of your home and help prevent rot from forming behind walls. If there’s more than one crack in an area, try filling them all at once so that they match up better when painted over later on.

If there are larger holes caused by damage to wood siding or trim boards–for example where tree branches have fallen against them–you’ll need something stronger than drywall spackle: something like Ready Patch will do just fine here!

Remove Loose Paint from the Surface.

Remove loose paint from the surface.

You can use a scraper or putty knife to remove loose paint from your home’s exterior. If you don’t remove it, it will get on the new paint and ruin it; if you don’t remove it, it will flake off later and leave ugly spots on your house.

Check Door and Window Frames

When preparing your house for exterior painting, make sure that window frames and all door frames are in good condition before starting work. They should not have paint sticking out everywhere and should blend in well with their surroundings.

Window sills should be cleaned thoroughly before you begin painting them. Remove any dirt or debris from the surface of these parts of your home’s exterior so that they will look clean and tidy when you are finished with them.

Dryness is also important when preparing for exterior painting; if there is moisture on or around windowsills or doors, water can seep into cracks in them over time causing structural damage which may require repairs down the line!

Hire Professional Painters

If you want to get the best results, hire professional painters. They have experience, skill and knowledge that will help them paint your house quickly and efficiently. They’re also able to work on your schedule so that you don’t have to take time off from work or rearrange everything in your life just to accommodate them. Amira Painting has been serving the Victoria area for over a decade.  We offer quality workmanship, free estimates, and excellent customer service. If you need exterior painting, you can reach us at  + 1 (250) 514-2544 or fill out the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.