If your exterior is in dire need of a fresh coat of paint but you lack the budget to hire paint professionals, you can always choose to do it yourself!
While doing an exterior painting project can be complicated as an amateur, this isn’t to say that it is completely impossible to do – with a few tips and tricks up your sleeve, you can paint your exterior all on your own!
So, if you’re currently gearing to do an exterior painting project by yourself, here’s something to guide you along the way!
Check out these DIY Exterior Painting Tips You Should Know.
In doing an exterior painting project on your own, you need to remember that prep work is going to be crucial to ensuring that your project is going to be a success.
The preparation process is an important process to take in any painting project (and especially when you’re doing it all by yourself) since this sets your initial pacing and progress, ensures that you’re on top of things regarding your project, and essentially smoothens your workflow, preventing any unnecessary problems or delays in your project.
This is especially important in doing a DIY exterior painting project since you’re doing it alone, and any problem will essentially paralyze your progress.
So, to do this, make sure to list all the materials you need for the project, and plan the vision you want to create in your project ahead of time.
Additionally, you’ll want to prepare your exterior surface ahead of time – this can be done by cleaning your exterior and patching up any damages present on the surface, to ensure a smooth and clean paint finish in the end.
Measuring your exterior area will also be another tip that could come very handy especially if you’re doing a painting project all on your own.
By measuring your exterior area, you get to have a rough estimate on how much paint you’ll need to buy for the project – saving you from the hassle of running back and forth to the paint store to get more paint or the frustrating feeling of going over budget by buying way too much paint.
Additionally, measuring your exterior area gives you an idea of how much area you’re going to need to work on and cover with paint, and in turn, gives you the opportunity to strategize how to best do your project all on your own.
Since you are going to be painting your exterior, the weather conditions will have a significant effect on your painting project – and most especially, if you are doing this on your own!
Ideally, you’d want to check weather conditions weeks ahead of your planned date of execution, so you have some form of leniency when it comes to rescheduling your project due to weather-related complications.
For your exterior painting project, you’d generally want to avoid these conditions:
While you’re not exactly a paint professional, there are a few tips and tricks you can apply to ensure professional-grade results in your project!
Here are a few pro tips you might want to know: