You’ve decided to paint the exterior of your house. Whether you are doing it yourself or hiring a contractor, you should know the top 3 things to prepare for an exterior paint job.

3 Things to Prepare for an Exterior Paint Job

Whenever you do any project around your home, there will always be things you need to accomplish beforehand. Here are the top 3 things to prepare for an exterior paint job.

  1. Trim Back Trees and Bushes
  2. Move Cars
  3. Remove Things on and Around the Exterior of Your Home

Trim Back Your Trees and Bushes

It is an essential part of preparing for exterior paint to make sure you trim back your tree branches and bushes away from your house. It can be tough to access all parts of your house’s exterior if you don’t, but not only that, you will also get stabbed or poked in the back by them if they’re too long. You and your contractor will greatly appreciate that extra foot and a half to two additional feet of space around your home.

 Move Your Cars Out of Reach

Another thing is making sure your cars are moved out of your driveway and away from your house. The last thing you want is to have paint dripped or splattered onto them. Not that that will happen, but make your life easier and move them anyway. Then you won’t have to worry about paint accidentally getting on them.

Remove Things On and Around Your Home

 A final tip on things to prepare for an exterior paint job is moving any patio furniture, landscape decorations, or anything attached to the house like your hose cradle, house numbers, or shutters. You don’t want the paint to get on these any more than you want it on your cars. 

Lotz of Logic

It is good to know the top 3 things to prepare for an exterior paint job. Remember to trim back and tree branches or bushes so you can easily access all sides of your house. Also, move all cars, outdoor furniture, landscape decorations, house numbers, hose cradle, shutters, and anything else you don’t want to get paint on. When you know all the little steps, it will make your project run so much smoother and take away a lot of unneeded and unnecessary stress that any house project can cause. 

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on painting the exterior of your house, give me a call. My team and I have been serving Downers Grove, Oakbrook Terrace, Elmhurst, Lombard, Carol Stream, Westmont, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and all of the Chicago area for 30+ years.

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