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Do’s & Don’ts of Painting Your Spring Rental Property’s Exterior

Man Painting the Exterior of a Spring Rental PropertyA fresh coat of paint on your Spring rental property’s exterior can get you higher rents, higher property values, and better curb appeal. But before you jump into your first exterior paint job, you’ve got to know a few important things first. These do’s and don’ts will provide the knowledge you need to get the job done correctly and make sure that your rental property will continue to draw quality tenants.

DO take the time to remove the old paint from the rental property’s exterior. Five Star Painting, a company that gives top-tier painting services, has experts that say the prep work you do before you start to paint is the most important part of the process. You’ll have to figure out what type of paint your rental currently has and how old it is. The rationale for this is that any paint dating from 1978 or before has lead in it and can make you sick if you just start scraping away. Another consideration is the building material of the exterior; as an illustration, if your home has asbestos siding, you may need a professional to do the job.

There are several different ways to remove old and peeling paint, from scraping or power washing to chemicals to heat guns. Take the time and think about which method is best suited for your specific property and buy the right tools to get the job done faster and easier.

DON’T forget to measure carefully to ensure you have enough paint to finish the job properly. Make sure your paint is more than enough for one coat because you will need that extra paint for touch-ups. And if you plan to do more than just one coat, see to it that you have enough to go over the entire surface twice. A good quality exterior paint is also very important. Don’t use cheap paint. Peeling or fading occurs almost instantly with low-quality paint, and the hard work and time you put in will all be wasted.

DO seal all surfaces and caulk where necessary, and do apply a primer. At Five Star Painting, their specialists recommend this step for exterior surfaces because of the unique characteristic that primers have– that it will help seal exterior walls including newly repaired spots. On top of that, it will give the paint something to adhere to.

DON’T rush through the job. Sometimes, impatience gets the better of us and we want the job finished right away, so we apply a primer or paint to an exterior too soon after paint removal. Exterior surfaces need time to dry completely before moving on to the next step, or you’ll compromise the paint job. It may end up looking blotchy and unprofessional.

DO fix whatever needs to be fixed before repainting the exterior of your rental property. It may be as straightforward as power washing your siding, but you may be also required to sand the entire outside of the house and use a piece of cloth to wipe all surfaces down. It’s the same thing for an interior wall, painting it requires a clean and dry surface before you can begin.

DON’T waste precious time and money by rushing to do an exterior painting job without first acquiring the relevant knowledge and learning the skills. If you don’t have enough time or experience to be able to the job right, think about hiring professionals to do it instead. You’ll spend a lot more to fix a botched exterior paint job than if you just hired someone to do it for you from the start.

DO select Real Property Management Republic to do the job for you. Instead of spending all that time and hassle trying to DIY the project, our team of experts has connections with top-quality businesses in Spring who offer quality exterior painting services at a good price. To know more about what we can do for you, please contact us online or give us a ring at 281-362-5001.

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