There are several things that make it easier to succeed when painting a facade. Here we have collected the best smart tips that make a difference in your results.
1. Avoid painting in direct sunlight
You should never paint on a hot wall or in direct sunlight. The paint dries too quickly, does not have time to adhere properly and thus does not protect the facade as it should.
Avoiding hot walls is especially important if you are priming with oil paint. The primer must have time to penetrate the wood before it dries.
2. The right tools make the job smoother
You need at least two brushes: a wide facade brush that absorbs a lot of paint, so you do not have to dip the precipice in one, and a long angle brush for all hard-to-reach surfaces. Just like your tool box needs to be equipped with all of the most important tools – hammer, screwdriver, screws, etc, you need to have a a proper setup of paint equipment.
Extension shaft for better reach and working position is a good product that facilitates work.
Scrape and clean the facade before painting. The facade must be clean, dry and firm when you paint. Moisture and dirt cause the paint to crack and flake.
3. Wooden facade needs base oil
If you have completely scraped the facade of the wood during the preparation, it needs to be impregnated with base oil.
Keep a putty knife under the brush when painting the end wood, to protect the house foundation from splashes.
4. Heat the paint before scraping
Oil and acrylic paint is easier to scrape bristles if you first heat it with an IR lamp. IR lamps are available for rent in the paint store.
Always have a fire extinguisher on hand – cardboard and shavings in the insulation can start to burn if the heat gets too high. Avoid heating latex paint, as it will be sticky and harder to scrape off.
To succeed with the facade painting, you need to be very careful with the preparation. In addition, the wood must be clean and dry, so that the paint takes hold.
5. Preparatory work
Wash the facade: Start by washing the facade thoroughly with paint or mold washing. Let the wood dry.
Scrape and grind: Look over the facade and scrape off loose flaky paint with a paint scraper and sand away chips after scraping with sandpaper.
6. Fill in cracks
Seal any cracks and creaks in the wood. Cover and mask: Cover and mask all surfaces that are not to be painted. Be sure to use products that are suitable for outdoor use.
7. Cover with plenty of paint
Now you can start painting the entire facade, including the primed surfaces. Start with the panel first and finish with lining and knots.
Remember to choose a brush that matches the width of the wood panel. Take a lot of paint in the brush and work it out and let the paint dry thoroughly before painting the last coat.
And do not forget to use extension shafts. Then you get better reach, work faster and do not have to climb ladders unnecessarily.
8. Wait for the right weather
Avoid painting if the wood is hot or if the sun is on. Then the paint dries too quickly and can start to peel.
Also remember to wash the facade every year. Then you get better protection against weather and wind.
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