Now that the Spring season is in full swing, homeowners can expect the usual pollen to hinder some of their home improvement plans, such as exterior painting projects. According to experts, you’re more than welcome to repaint your home despite it being pollen season. However, to ensure that the paint is properly applied to your exterior, there are a few simple steps that you need to take, such as:
Before the repainting project commences, it’s highly recommended that you power wash your home’s exterior. This is especially necessary if you live in an area that sees heavy pollen during the spring season. By power washing your exterior, you can remove any dirt and pollen clinging to your home, which in turn will allow the paint to adhere to your siding properly.
Power washing is a viable solution for both horizontal and vertical siding. However, that’s not the only way you can clean the siding for a residential painting project. In fact, before you power wash the siding, you should also thoroughly dust it with a damp rag. That way, you can remove most of the pollen and dirt that has clung to your home and let the power washing handle the rest.
Hire a Pro
When having your home repainted, it’s never recommended that you DIY the painting process itself. Instead, consider hiring a professional to get the job done right. That way, any areas that you may have missed in the cleaning process can be thoroughly cleaned and your home can be repainted by a steady, professional hand.
Use Acrylic Paints
Before the painting process starts, consider requesting that your contractor use acrylic paints to repaint your home’s exterior. This is because acrylic paint dries at a faster rate than the average paint, preventing pollen from infiltrating the paint film and causing discoloration.
Are you planning on repainting your home? If so, look no further than Arrowhead Painting, the leading experts to approach when it comes to exterior and interior painting services. Give us a call at (918) 743-9258 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.