OsDecor provides the optimal treatment for outdoor walls. The outside painting of your home may appear difficult, but our preparation guide has you covered.
Hopefully, warmer and drier weather is on the horizon. Therefore, it will be the ideal time to paint your outside walls and woodwork. Your outside brickwork takes a beating from the weather year-round, but with the proper preparation, you can ensure that it retains its clean appearance for decades. Here is how professionals paint exterior walls.
How can I acquire the perfect external wall finish?
There is no disputing that painting the outside of a house is a laborious task. Consequently, it is necessary to ensure that a large task is completed effectively. And OsDecor is here to assist you with these home painting outside recommendations.
Calculate the width and height of the entire home, then remember to subtract the measures of windows and doors for an exact final sum, so that you may purchase the correct amount of paint. Depending on which Weathershield product you choose, this will vary.
The coverage of Weathershield All Weather Smooth Masonry paint is 15 m2/L, compared to 9 m2/L for Weathershield All Weather Textured Masonry paint. The coverage of Weathershield Ultimate Protection Smooth Masonry paint is 12 m2/L.
First, wash the walls
Cleaning your walls is an essential initial step that should not be skipped. Ensure that your walls are devoid of filth, trash, and stains. Weathershield Multisurface Fungicidal Wash is also recommended for the treatment of any mould or algae spots. Then, remove any surface debris and loose or peeling paint by thoroughly washing the whole surface. Provide that you then rinse the wall with clean water to ensure a long-lasting, high-quality finish.
Second Tip: Fix and prime
Now that you have a clean foundation, the following step is to patch any cracks or holes in the render with Polycell Multi-Purpose Polyfilla so that you can get a flawless finish. Depending on the nature of your walls, a smart suggestion for painting the exterior of your home is to begin with a layer of Weathershield Stabilizing Primer. This is particularly crucial for glossy or porous surfaces, so that the initial layer of paint adheres effectively. If your brick surface is powdery or chalky after you’ve prepped it, this water-based primer will cover any weak spots. Simply brush or roll on, and you will be ready to go. It is also ideal for interior walls, which is convenient.
Select a protective paint as the third tip.
You may now begin painting. By using Weathershield Masonry Paints, you protect your walls and the exterior of your home from weather damage and mould and algae growth. In addition, they are constructed with anti-fade technology for colour retention. Generally, two coats are plenty, but if you are painting over a dark colour, you may need a third.
Consider that a rough surface will require twice as much paint. Using surface-specific textured masonry paint will minimise the amount of applications required… Color-Mixing Weathershield from Dulux. Textured masonry paint ensures uniform covering on irregular surfaces. For smooth surfaces, choose Dulux Weathershield Smooth Masonry paint, which guarantees 15 years of all-weather protection.
Remember that Weathershield Masonry paints are covered by the Weathershield Guarantee: If your walls peel, flake, or mould grows inside the paint layer while you are living in your house, we will refund your money.
That concludes our best advice for painting the exterior of your home. But if you need some colour scheme ideas, we’ve also compiled a short guide on colour matching.
“When it comes to painting bare walls, two coats are typically sufficient. Remember, however, that if you need to perform any repairs, those areas will likely require an extra coat to ensure a perfect, seamless finish.” – osdecor.ie
How should I prepare the external wood trim for painting?
Now that you understand how to paint masonry like an expert, let’s ensure that your outside woodwork is primed and painted flawlessly as well. We’ve broken down your responsibilities into three simple stages.
Apply Weathershield Exterior Preservative Primer to fresh or bare wood to prevent it against staining fungus and wood rot. Remove old and peeling paint and sand the surface of previously painted doors. Before painting, fill any gaps and holes using Polycell Polyfilla to achieve a seamless appearance.
If your new paint colour is significantly darker or lighter than the original, add a primer to help it cling to the surface.
Apply up to two coats of Weathershield Exterior Quick Dry Undercoat for wood and metal, a composition that resists cracking by flexing with the wood. Applying it to metal? Apply a rust-preventative metal primer first.
You are now prepared to paint. Two coats of Weathershield High Gloss and Quick Dry Stain Paint for wood and metal comprise a weatherproof, mould-resistant, and flexible paint coating that prevents cracking and minimises staining.
Thus concludes OsDecor’s professional advice on how to paint external walls and woodwork. It is a difficult task, but you can accomplish it!