21 May Selecting Paint for Your Home’s Exterior
Proper cleaning and surface preparation are crucial in preserving the lifespan and appearance of exterior paint. Homeowners who want to increase their property value by repainting their home’s exterior should prepare with a professional pressure washing. If you’re getting ready to give your home a new coat of paint, call Acme Pressure Wash in Phoenix for a free estimate. We are your local experts in maintaining exterior paint on Arizona residences.
Selecting the Best Exterior Paint
There’s a lot more involved in choosing exterior paint than selecting a color scheme. In Arizona, you will need a high quality paint that can withstand the desert climate without fading in the sun or suffering damage during summer monsoons. Some types of paint are specifically formulated for southwestern conditions. Look for exterior paint that is resistant to high heat and UV rays.
For wood, brick, concrete, stucco, aluminum, and vinyl surfaces you will need a 100% acrylic premium grade exterior paint. Premium paint may be more expensive, but it will be easier to maintain and will best protect your siding or masonry. Every paint manufacturer uses different terms to rank grades of quality. Check with an expert or research online to find the highest quality grade per brand.
Some Arizona communities have restrictions on the type and color of exterior paint that residents may use. Contact your neighborhood association or property manager for recommendations and advice. They can inform you of any community regulations, and might even refer you to a trusted painter or contractor.
Preparing for Exterior Painting
Protect your investment with good preparation. Your new paint will look better and last longer if you schedule a professional cleaning from Acme prior to painting. Pressure washing is the most effective method for removing old, chipped paint, as well as dirt, debris, and any other buildup.
Every home requires different treatment depending on the age, condition, and type of siding or masonry. An older stone or stucco home will need to be cleaned with different temperatures and water pressure than a new build with concrete and aluminum siding. Acme professionals are trained in evaluating all types of exterior surfaces and preparing them for painting.
Maintaining Exterior Paint
Regular maintenance will make your exterior paint last longer. Premium exterior paint should be thoroughly cleaned at least once a year. Pressure washing removes buildup from pollen, insects, fungus, pollution, and any other substances that might discolor or damage your paint. Acme offers maintenance contracts ranging from weekly to yearly, depending on your needs.
Request a Free Estimate
Thinking about repainting? Do you have a new build that needs its first coat of paint? Acme Pressure Wash provides residential maintenance services to Glendale, Scottsdale, and the greater Phoenix area. We are your local experts when it comes to preparing exterior surfaces for painting and maintaining exterior paint. Call us at 602-373-1515 or fill out the form on our contact page to request a free estimate today!