If you want to keep your house great and maintained, painting the exterior once in a while is needed. This will not only apply a fresh and new coat of color on your walls, but also improve their appearance. It not only helps to protect your walls in any weather but also makes your house look beautiful.
Caulk first, then Paint!
Before you take your steps towards painting your walls of the house you should know that caulking of walls before each paint is required. It fills all the gaps, holes or cracks (if any). It provides necessary sealant that removes gaps that can be the house of pets, drafts, and moisture in your house. If there is moisture left in the walls, it will cause them to crack or bubble. And if water seeps into the house, it may lead to fungus.
Elastomeric caulk is the ideal material to get rid of all these cracks and gaps in your walls, which may waste the money that you have invested in buying the paint, and your hard work for painting the walls. It makes most of the surface durable and increases the adherence capacity of the wall.
Another good choice of caulk can be the polyurethane and standard silicone caulking in Sydney. But you should check the warranty rating and quality rating of the caulk. It should warrant to last 25 years or longer. You need to remember one more thing, that is, you should remove the old caulk before applying the new one.
Know the place where to caulk-
If you are caulking for the first time then no need to worry, with the right guidance you can do it. It is easy! Or you can take the help of the professional caulking services in Sydney. Simply insert the tube into the caulk gun and cut 1/4 from the tip at an angle, but cutting too much from the tip can cause confusion!
Look for a combination of two different materials or components, such as doors or window frames and walls, or bricks and wood, around exterior faucets and dryer vents. This area should be dry before you caulk.
Do not apply too much. Round beads are enough. After applying, run your finger along the beads to create a smooth line. Wipe your fingers with a damp cloth to keep it smooth every time you lift it. Remove excess blockage before drying.
Where a sealant may appear, avoid using white sealant. Taking brick as an example, it is a better choice to make clear of the caulk. Around a gray concrete floor or foundation, use gray polyurethane or clear caulk. Remember that the gap should be dry and clear.