With winter closing in, it’s important to ensure that the exterior paint of your house stays blemish-free, and bright throughout the season. Taking the proper precautionary methods, prior to the wetter weather, will keep your home’s paint looking its best and provide a long-lasting effect. There are a few things that you can do to make sure that your home is ready for the rain and snow as the months go on.
1. Proper Insulation – Extra moisture from the interior of your home can seep into the home’s structure, causing flaking in your exterior paint. Prepare your home with proper insulation in your attic or basement. Not only will this help your exterior coat of paint, but it will also help save you on energy costs.
“Prepare your home with proper insulation in your attic or basement.”
2. Proper Ventilation – Similar to proper insulation, build-up of moisture in your kitchen or laundry area – specifically by the stove or dryer – can increase the chance that your exterior coat of paint will experience issues. Make sure that your ventilation systems are working properly.
“Make sure that your ventilation systems are working properly.”
3. Seal Your Exterior Paint & Stains – Adding a sealant coat to your exterior paint will keep your paint and stains looking fresh from season to season. This will help prevent any moisture from damaging the paint, which could lead to flaking or chipping. Similar with wood stained areas, a stain sealant will keep your wooden surfaces dryer, and provide a long-lasting look for years to come.
“Adding a sealant coat to your exterior paint will keep your paint and stains looking fresh from season to season.”
4. Choose a Fade-Resistant Paint – The sun can do serious damage to your exterior paint, no matter the time of year, and no matter your location. By initially choosing a fade-resistant paint for your home, it will help combat the sun damage. Ideally, tan, brown, and beige paints are the best fade-resistant colors for your exterior paint.
“By initially choosing a fade-resistant paint for your home, it will help combat the sun damage.”
When it comes to keeping your exterior paint looking its best, North Atlantic Painting can provide the quality results you need! Call our expert team today to help you keep your house looking its best during all seasons.