3 Things to Know Before Painting Your Home

Painting your home may feel like a big decision, but in reality it can be quite inexpensive compared to other home repairs and improvements. Also, if you have some experience with roofing or painting, painting your house may be a project you can do yourself. Still, there are a few things you should know before painting the exterior of your house.

Rotten Siding

One of the most important things to know before painting your home is that rotten wood is nearly (if not entirely) pointless to paint. Painting rotten siding will not repair the rotten wood and will very quickly chip away. If the siding of your home is rotting, we encourage you to have it replaced. You can also use a wood hardener and/or wood filler as a cheaper option. Remember, to prep and sand your home’s siding before painting. Of course, the professionals at Capital Roofing can complete this task for you.

Top to Bottom

Many people forget or don’t know the most effective way to paint is top to bottom. Painting top to bottom will provide consistency and manage streaking. Top to bottom works with gravity rather than against it, allowing you to feather out mishaps in the direction you are working.

Quality v. Quantity

The last thing to consider is quality v. quantity. Depending on your skill level you may be able to do a professional paint job and select an attractive, lasting paint. If this is your first time painting your home, we recommend asking a more experienced friend to help you or calling our team of professionals at Capital Roofing.

At Capital Roofing, our team of professionals have over 25 years of experience. We work hard to hire consistent, professional contractors, so your home reflects the Capital Roofing difference. To understand the Capital Roofing difference, check-out our certifications. You can reach Capital Roofing at: 720-542-8713. Our working hours are between 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Monday – Friday. We work with your schedule.

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