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How to Make Your Paint Last Longer

Keeping the value of your home is a top priority for many homeowners, and also one of the most difficult to achieve. Home maintenance requires a lot of work and improvements that will help your house and it’s core areas function efficiently.

Painting your home happens to be one of the easiest, fastest and cost effective ways to increase the value of your home and give it an overall fresh look. In addition to choosing the right Vancouver Painting Contractor to perform the work for you to ensure your property value increases, here’s a list of tips to help you make your paint job last longer.

  1. Proper Preparation. Preparation is crucial when it comes to a quality paint job. Before you start applying paint to the walls, be sure to check your walls for any damages. You need to inspect your walls for cracks, rot and mould and take necessary action to rectify the situation before you apply paint. If you find holes, make sure they are filled, sealed, and sanded down. The surface needs to be thoroughly cleaned and sanded to ensure it primer and paint adhere properly.
  2. Use the the Right Paint. With so many different types of paint available on the market, it’s important to make sure you’re using one that is appropriate for the surface to be painted. Even though higher quality paints are more expensive, it’s generally better to opt to use them instead of cheaper paints as they will last far longer and save you money in the long run.
  3. Regularly Clean Your Home’s Exterior. Keeping your home’s exterior clean will keep your paint looking new for a longer period of time. It’s common practice to use a pressure washer to remove any accumulated dirt on the exterior of your home, but too much pressure may cause damage to the surface and result in chipped paint. Always be sure to take extra precautions when you’re pressure washing your home’s exterior to ensure it’s done properly, without damage.
  4. Regular Inspections. It’s always a good idea to have an annual inspection done on your home’s exterior paint to check for signs that may compromise it’s durability. If dampness, rot or mould are present, be sure to consult with a Vancouver Painting Contractor to address the problem as soon as possible before any further damage can occur.

Choose the Best Contractor for the Job

The tips we’ve outlined will help your paint last longer in general, but the most important step to any long lasting painting job is to ensure it’s performed properly from start to finish. It always helps to have the right Vancouver Painting Contractor to do the job for you who can guarantee the quality of the work. Prorise Painting leads the Greater Vancouver Area as the top rated painting contractor. We have a dedicated team of painting experts who can provide you with the best solutions to suit your needs.

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