The external walls are inevitably subjected to the action of atmospheric agents such as rain, wind or snow that cause the degradation of the painting that covers them. For this reason, outdoor painting is different from the one for the interior because it must have a greater resistance to the weather. Making an external painting is usually not difficult, but it can take a long time, especially if you do not perform the preparation steps. In This guide we will give you some tips to do it best.
Obtain the required
A very important preliminary step is to ensure that you work in complete safety. Depending on the size of the building, you will have to reach different heights. To do this without the risk of falling, it is good that you prefer the classic staircases a scaffolding that you can rent at a construction site. Get your helmet, gloves, goggles and mask to wear before moving on to paint to protect yourself from the harmful fumes of painting.
Choose the period and the appropriate painting
One important advice is to be careful when you choose to do the job. A temperature too hot or too cold could create a false sheen of the painting, so you will waste time and money. It is advisable to do so at the beginning of spring. When buy the color for your walls, orient yourself towards paints that are not low-cost but are suitable to withstand the highs as at low temperatures. Arm yourself with scraper and brush and begin to scrape all the plaster run down from the walls, with a particular attention to the windowsills and horizontal surfaces.
Fill the Holes
After brushing the walls to remove impurities, you must fill the holes to obtain a uniform base on which to paint. Proceed, now, depending on the type of finish you have chosen. If you want a smooth finish, spread a bottom coat diluted with water. Once dried, you can pass two coats of water painting at least 4 or 5 hours apart from each other. If you have opted for a scratched or buckled finish, first use a fixative plastic fixing hand and, after 24 hours, proceed with the two coats of quartz painting. It is good that the type of finish is chosen in advance so as to choose the type of base and paint suitable for the result you will want to obtain. The last advice is to use a brush to get a more refined result.
Here are some images for outdoor paint: