Ottawa Painters at Oliver Painting Offer Exterior Painting Preparation Tips

Ottawa, Canada, April 14, 2016 --( Exterior painting can be tricky to undertake on your own, which is why hiring Ottawa painters to do the job for you is your best bet to get satisfactory results. However, there are a few things that you can do to prepare your home for the job and the team at Oliver Painting Ottawa has outlined these tips below.

The first step in the preparation process is to move as many items from the exterior of your home as possible. This includes planters, mailboxes, hoses, outdoor furniture and anything else that will get in the way of the painters in Ottawa that conduct your home’s paintjob.

Another important step is to use putty and caulk to fill in nail head depressions, cracks and any other spots that create imperfections on the exterior of your home. Leaving these characteristics unfixed will decrease the quality of the paint job, no matter how experienced the team is that you hire. Make sure to scrape off old caulk and apply a new coat whenever possible.

Keep an eye out for dust, dirt and mildew and use a cloth or soft brush to clean them off of any of the exterior surfaces on your home that you plan on having painted. Furthermore, make sure to use a brush or water to get rid of any chalk residue.

You might not think it, but an important step in exterior painting preparation is to clean your gutters, downspouts and eaves. For those that have painted their gutters and downspouts in the past, keep an eye out for any rust or peeling paint and get rid of them by using a scraper or wire brush.

Is your brick or masonry surface streaking with white powder or efflorescence? If so, this can easily be removed with a wire brush or scraper. Always get rid of these streaks and for block and stucco surfaces that were constructed recently, allow at least 30 to 60 days before you apply a primer.

For those looking for experienced Ottawa painters to conduct their exterior painting job, the team at Oliver Painting Ottawa has the chops to bring your home back to life. Keep the above tips in mind before hiring a professional and get your home’s exterior into peak shape to ensure that you get the most out of your paint job. For further questions of concerns, give them a call at 613.298.7811.

About Oliver Painting Ottawa

With a wide range of interior and exterior painting services and over 15 years of experience, the staff at Oliver Painting Ottawa can ensure that your paint job is conducted with the utmost level of care. For more information, visit
Oliver Painting
Clayton Oliver
(613) 298-7811