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House painting, especially exterior painting in a warm, high desert and dry climate such as Northern Utah is far more complex and problematic than many people are willing to tackle. Undertaking such a project yourself can prove to be worthwhile, but inspecting and coming up with a list of what needs to be done can be a daunting task. Before you start painting, you need to know how to fix the issues and what exactly is involved. Should you deem this project is just too time consuming or difficult for your own practices, you can hire a professional exterior painting contractor to get the job done right from start to finish. But let’s go over what may be involved.

Blistering

Blistering can occur just about anywhere. Blistering is when you see little bubbles around the exterior. This is likely to occur around AC units where moisture builds up. Should you detect blistering, you can scrape and sand it down back to smooth, and then coat it with a layer of primer in order to seal off the area and add a new layer of paint. If there are any cracks or loose caulk in the area, make sure to touch up these areas before painting.

Flaking

This is one of the most common problems for exterior painting. It dramatically dates the overall appearance of the home. However, it is easy to correct. Depending on the severity of the flaking and cracking, you will need to remove all of the flaking paint with a wire brush or scraper, and then sand and feather in the edges in order to provide a sound surface to paint. If the cracking is down to the substrate, you’ll need to remove all layers of paint. Once the affected area is properly prepped, you will need to protect with primer and repaint the entire surface.

Dirt Pickup

In a dry, high desert climate like Park City, you’ve probably seen dirt pick-up and may not have known what is causing it. Dirt pickup occurs, usually around the corners of two joining walls, causing it to look like mold or mildew. It isn’t mildew, and it is something that can be corrected. Step 1; wash off the surface area. Step 2; clean the area with a scrub brush and a mild detergent. Step 3; wash the surface off with your garden hose. This is something you’ll want to keep an eye to prevent buildups. With proper preparation and a superior quality waterborne house paint can help cut down on this issue.

Our team at Moorhouse Coating can take care of all these, seemingly small but very serious, issues for you. Call or email us TODAY!

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