For those who still have doubts about what steps to take to paint the house with exterior paint ( สี ทา ภายนอก which is the term in Thai) successfully, the crucial for an ideal result is planning. In addition, of course, some necessary precautions must be taken into account to ensure that this is an easy task.
1. Weather conditions: Even if you are not a fan of following the weather forecasts, this is the first step to plan the house’s painting. The ideal is to choose a week in which temperatures are already mild, and there is no forecast of rain. In this way, the paint will dry faster and, on finishing, all touch-ups can be done at once. After a day of painting, the rain and unexpected winds can be synonymous with double work and unforeseen expenses.
2. Measurement Of The Area: One of the most important steps of this undertaking is to measure the area to be painted correctly. This step is extremely useful to avoid losses in terms of the amount of paint to buy. For this calculation, consider the square meters of the house. This effect is intended in the painting without forgetting the number of coats of paint necessary to achieve the idealized result. At this point, it should be remembered that light colors require more layers of paint, especially if it is to cover a dark background. On the other hand, dark inks cover any area more easily and better identify which areas will need more coats of paint. We emphasize, however, that it is better to calculate so that there is more ink than not enough.
3. Correct Surface Preparation: Whether outside or inside, before starting to paint, we must observe the conditions of the wall nicely. It is essential to ensure no cracks, infiltrations, or even dirt so that the painting has an ideal finish. Pay attention to a very common detail: the old paint peeling off the walls. If this is the case, use coarse sandpaper and spatulas to even out the wall’s finish. In cases where it is found that the pre-existing paint has not completely peeled off, opt for finer sandpaper to preserve the finish. When there are irregularities, the use of acrylic mass is indicated. After sanding and removing the damaged paint, it is time to apply the primer on all the walls to be painted. This product prepares the base for the new paint, and do not forget that there is a specific type for each surface.
3. Choosing The Paint: After the previous steps, examine all the details and define which places to be painted. Only then will it be possible to identify the materials and paints that will be needed. The choice of paint requires some care and research and, especially the exterior, requires different preparation. Before purchasing, make sure you know what the needs and characteristics of your home’s facade are. There are, for example, paints resistant to humidity or salt spray, others resistant to cracks and fading, and even with matte, semi-gloss and satin finishes.
Keep in mind that the proper paint does not produce the ideal effect on its own, so the use of correct and suitable quality materials is essential. To spread the paint evenly and faster, rollers or sprayers are the best allies; in the smallest areas, in the cutouts, and the accentuated details, we recommend brushes or small rollers, more specifically for this function. It is essential to understand how to combine quality paint with the proper techniques and materials. Finally, it should be noted that, in some cases, there may be slight variations from one batch of paint to the next. So it is wise to buy all the paints to be used at the same time.