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It is very common for Gold Coast homeowners to consider painting their homes. However, after doing a little research, they generally decide that they don’t have the required skills as well as the tools to get the work done correctly. And that is fine, professional painting exist for a reason.

 

Continue reading to learn more about the job’s requirement so that you can easily access whether to hire professional painting Gold Coast services or Do It Yourself.

 

Supplies and tools required for exterior painting

Probably, you have painted a room inside your home. Handling the exterior of your home needs additional supplies and tools. At least you will need the following things:

 

    • Various paint brushes and sprayer
    • Pressure washer
    • Ladder
    • Tarps or drop cloths
    • Buckets
    • Caulk
    • Painter’s tape
    • Paint
    • Sand paper
    • Putty knife

 

You may need other supplies and tools as well, depending on the architectural detail, size and state of your home. The items can be more. Also consider that once the paint job will be completed you will have to store the items and supplies and take care of them so that they can be reused again after say 3 or 5 years, when you again decide to paint your home.

 

Preparation needed for exterior painting

The primary step when preparing your home for painting is about trimming the branches of any nearby tress and covering all landscaping with tarps.

 

The next step of preparation depends on the condition of the exterior of your home. It might only need a broom or a scrub brush, but in case the condition is too bad, then pressure washer will be required. Leave the walls to dry for at least 2 days and then start painting.

 

Cover AC units, lighting fixtures etc. to protect them from getting dirty or spoiled with paint. Paint on such fixtures can increase your cleaning work post paint.

 

Check the exterior of your home carefully to ensure there are no cracks or holes that needs repair work before you start painting. Don’t forget to sand all repairs and loose paint.

 

Professional painters carry out all the essential preparation work to make sure your exterior paint job lasts long. They have the skills as well as the speed. So, work is completed really fast.

 

Deciding to hire a professional or to DIY

With all of the above, also consider your comfort and the cost and longevity. An exterior paint job usually lasts for a decade, depending on the quality of work, environment and construction material. For many, it seems a better idea to hire professional painting Gold Coast to ensure that work gets done properly and will last long.

 

Add up the prices of all supplies and tools, along with the price of your time. Then compare DIY cost to what a professional painter Gold Coast quoted. Chances are you will decide to hire a pro. So, give us a call now.

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Stephen Lockyer
Stephen Lockyer
Professional painters and Decorators on the Gold Coast. Serving all your interior and exterior painting needs.

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