5 Costly Blunders to Avoid While Painting Exterior Walls

by Sam Cameron Innovative Writer in Australia

Exterior house painting may seem overwhelming but it isn’t an easy undertake. The cutting-edge skills, painting supplies and expertise required for the job demand the intervention of a professional house painter who can perform the task meticulously within a stipulated time and budget. However, most homeowners who are not a pro take the plunge of exterior house painting on their own and needless to say end up making these costly blunders.


  • Not Cleaning the Surface Properly


Exterior walls accumulate dust, debris and stains and need to be cleaned properly before applying fresh coats of paint. High-pressure washing is the best way to remove debris from the surface and make it ready for paint. However, this isn't the job of a layman. Not everybody has a high-pressure washer at home and hence, most people ignore cleaning the surface walls. Paint applied on dirty surfaces peels off eventually and make investment totally useless.


  • Failing to Cover Up Flaws or Imperfections


Exterior walls are usually porous and contain dents, cracks and other imperfections. Not preparing surface walls before applying exterior paint can cause more damage than good and will not yield satisfactory results. Cracks or dents will fail to create a strong adhesion between the surface walls and paint and that’s the reason why most people come across the problem of peeling paint, blisters in paint and other symptoms of paint damages early than expected. 

  • Starting Painting from the Bottom

At first, it may seem wise to start off rolling the paintbrush at the bottom of the walls as it’s easily reachable, but this is not the right approach. While painting, it’s important to consider the law of gravity for proper execution of the task. Starting from the bottom can fetch you the risk of dripping paint over neatly painted walls as you approach higher the surface. Starting from top will help you prevent drips and get outstanding paintwork done.

  • Ignoring Major Signs of Paint Damage

Most homeowners consider exterior house painting to be a costly undertake and that’s the reason why they overlook fixing the telltale signs of paint damage. Regular exposure to sun, rain, humidity make exterior walls susceptible to paint damage, leakage, moisture ingress and they often come across the problem of chipping paint, blisters, popcorn ceilings, peeling paint over time. It’s important to address significant signs of paint damage and consider repainting on time before it gets too late. 

  • Opting for DIY Approach

Exterior painting may seem exciting at the initial phase but it is not the job of a layman. House painting requires profound skills, expertise and years of experience and a slight mistake can make you repent for a lifetime. Analysing the property condition and preparing surface walls are key to a successful paint outcome. However, most people ignore hiring professional residential painters to save a couple of bucks but the consequences they end up are huge. Therefore, it is not at all feasible to opt for DIY house painting to avoid structural damage.

Last Words

Being aware of these costly exterior house painting blunders can help you get impeccable paint outcome without any structural damage. If you like this post, share it with your friends and families.

Author’s Bio: The author "Sam Cameron" is one of the reputed residential painters in Castle Hill offering impeccable painting services using industry-compliant tools and equipment at an affordable price.

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