How to Paint Your Outdoor Shutters in Horsham, PA
In looking to get your home updated on the outside, you have a lot of options going for you — one of which of course is the fine act of painting your home exterior.
Though you might think that you need to paint your entire home exterior to get it to look better, this is not at all the case and you can in fact get your home to look nicer just by painting certain elements — such as the shutters to your home, for example.
With that being the case, let’s have a look at some good tips for how to paint your outdoor shutters so that they look their best.
1. Check The Weather
When you want to paint your shutters outside, you need to consider what the weather is going to be like for the time period that you are going to paint — and then plan accordingly.
If, for example, you find that it’s going to be raining in the near future, you should hold off on painting your shutters because there are few things that are going to ruin a painting quite like rain.
Look to paint when the weather is warm but not too hot and if possible, a little overcast so that you don’t have the full heat of the sun beating down on you while you paint.
2. Use The Right Kind Of Paint
There are of course quite a lot of kinds of paints but not all of them are going to be equally appropriate for your exterior painting of your shudders.
You are likely aware of the fact that you should only use exterior paint on these outside shutters (interior paint would be wrong for a number of reasons). Still, you should also think about the kind of weather that you regularly get in your area and choose based on that.
There are paints that are better for areas that see more sunshine than rain, and of course vice-versa, and all sorts of weather patterns in between these that will need some sort of better protection than your everyday average balanced exterior paint.
3. Primer Before Paint
Whether you are using the best exterior paint for the kind of weather that you are expecting to get in your region or not, you will make your painting project much better if you apply a coat of primer before your first coat of paint.
The reasons for this are a few but one such reason is that you’re going to be able to get your paint to go onto your surface more easily when you have primer on as the primer makes for a more smooth surface.
If this isn’t reason enough, remember that primer has a more adhesive surface than the shutters would have naturally, meaning that you can count on the primer to help the paint you subsequently apply to the shutters to stay on longer — and the good thing about this is that you won’t have peeling paint and have to paint your shutters all over again for years to come.
4. Wait For Surfaces To Dry
As you are going to be painting your outdoor shutters, you may feel the pressure of time to get the project done — make sure, however, to wait for your surfaces to dry before you move on to the next step in the process.
If you have just applied primer, for example, you should not try to apply paint right away – you want to wait for that primer to fully dry before you apply your first coat of paint or you will find yourself facing a number of painting problems.
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