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Exterior Painters For Your Home https://www.seasaltslc.com Sea Salts Painting LLC Sat, 05 Sep 2020 09:34:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 How To Paint The Exterior Of The House https://www.seasaltslc.com/2020/09/05/how-to-paint-the-exterior-of-the-house/ https://www.seasaltslc.com/2020/09/05/how-to-paint-the-exterior-of-the-house/#respond Sat, 05 Sep 2020 09:15:57 +0000 http://www.seasaltslc.com/?p=31 How to paint and which paint to use to paint the exterior walls of the house? When to paint the house’s external walls, such as perimeter walls, facades, patios, and perimeters of the terrace or garden? What kind of technique to adopt between smooth or embossed finishing for a higher yield and what equipment is needed?

To paint and whiten the walls and external decoration, it is important to carefully choose the materials and equipment, and follow the steps correctly.

When to paint the exterior walls of the house

Not all periods of the year are suitable for this type of intervention; it is necessary to avoid days of strong wind and rain; therefore, it is not recommended to choose winter.

In this period, the continuous rains and humidity do not allow the paint to dry evenly and have excellent hold.

Equipment and material needed to paint external walls

It is important to properly choose the necessary equipment. Here’s what you need:

  • Newspapers, adhesive tape, and gloves are used to not dirty the floor and protect your hands.
  • Paintbrush: this is for painting. But to reach the upper parts, we recommend the roller.
  • Bucket and grate: these are used for easier processing of the roller.
  • Brush: this is necessary for the preparation of the wall, to restore the optimal conditions.
  • Scraper: This is used to remove parts of plaster and old partially detached paint.
  • Spatula for putty: this is used to apply the putty, where it is needed, and smooth it.
  • Bridge and ladder: it is important to make the work on the external walls safer.

Steps for a correct and perfect painting

Before you arm yourself with a brush and paint, it is important to decide the type of finish you want to give to the walls.

Choose the type of finish and paint

Once the decision has been made, you buy the most suitable product for a type of finish that can be traditional smooth, embossed ( scratched, peeled ), or with a coating.

This choice is important as each type of product requires a particular type of fund.

Smooth finish

This type of finish needs a paint base diluted with water. The grouting of the surfaces. And only then apply two coats of water-based paint, leaving at least 3 hours to pass between one coat and another.

Embossed finish

This type of finish involves the application of a coat of fixative insulator for plastics.

After 24 hours, two coats of quartz or siloxane paint can be applied, taking care to allow 3 hours to pass between one coat and the next.

Finish with aesthetic effects

  • This painting requires skilled labor, given its difficulty.
  • Tips and things to know for painting walls
  • Start by painting corners and edges first, with a smaller brush.
  • If you feel like it, you can chromatically highlight the objects and architectural details with a prominent color.
  • The final coat of paint must be applied with undiluted color and with crossed movements of the brush, wet on wet.
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How to paint and which paint to use to paint the exterior walls of the house? When to paint the house’s external walls, such as perimeter walls, facades, patios, and perimeters of the terrace or garden? What kind of technique to adopt between smooth or embossed finishing for a higher yield and what equipment is needed?

To paint and whiten the walls and external decoration, it is important to carefully choose the materials and equipment, and follow the steps correctly.

When to paint the exterior walls of the house

Not all periods of the year are suitable for this type of intervention; it is necessary to avoid days of strong wind and rain; therefore, it is not recommended to choose winter.

In this period, the continuous rains and humidity do not allow the paint to dry evenly and have excellent hold.

Equipment and material needed to paint external walls

It is important to properly choose the necessary equipment. Here’s what you need:

  • Newspapers, adhesive tape, and gloves are used to not dirty the floor and protect your hands.
  • Paintbrush: this is for painting. But to reach the upper parts, we recommend the roller.
  • Bucket and grate: these are used for easier processing of the roller.
  • Brush: this is necessary for the preparation of the wall, to restore the optimal conditions.
  • Scraper: This is used to remove parts of plaster and old partially detached paint.
  • Spatula for putty: this is used to apply the putty, where it is needed, and smooth it.
  • Bridge and ladder: it is important to make the work on the external walls safer.

Steps for a correct and perfect painting

Before you arm yourself with a brush and paint, it is important to decide the type of finish you want to give to the walls.

Choose the type of finish and paint

Once the decision has been made, you buy the most suitable product for a type of finish that can be traditional smooth, embossed ( scratched, peeled ), or with a coating.

This choice is important as each type of product requires a particular type of fund.

Smooth finish

This type of finish needs a paint base diluted with water. The grouting of the surfaces. And only then apply two coats of water-based paint, leaving at least 3 hours to pass between one coat and another.

Embossed finish

This type of finish involves the application of a coat of fixative insulator for plastics.

After 24 hours, two coats of quartz or siloxane paint can be applied, taking care to allow 3 hours to pass between one coat and the next.

Finish with aesthetic effects

  • This painting requires skilled labor, given its difficulty.
  • Tips and things to know for painting walls
  • Start by painting corners and edges first, with a smaller brush.
  • If you feel like it, you can chromatically highlight the objects and architectural details with a prominent color.
  • The final coat of paint must be applied with undiluted color and with crossed movements of the brush, wet on wet.
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Exterior Painting Tips https://www.seasaltslc.com/2020/08/11/exterior-painting-tips/ https://www.seasaltslc.com/2020/08/11/exterior-painting-tips/#respond Tue, 11 Aug 2020 07:49:54 +0000 http://www.seasaltslc.com/?p=23 Precisely for this reason, painting for exteriors is different from that for interiors as it must have a greater resistance to bad weather. Doing an exterior painting is usually not difficult, but it can also take a long time, especially if the preparation steps are not carried out.

 

Get what you need

 

A very important preliminary step is to make sure you are working in complete safety. Depending on the size of the building, you will have to reach different heights. To do this without the risk of falls, it is good that you prefer a special scaffolding to the classic stairs that you can rent at a construction site. Get the helmet, gloves, goggles, and mask to wear before moving on to painting to protect yourself from the harmful fumes of the paint.

 

Choose the period and the suitable painting

 

An important tip is to be careful about the period in which you choose to do the work. Too hot or too cold a temperature could create a false sheen of the paint, thus wasting your time and money. It is advisable to do this in the early spring. When buying the color for your walls, orient yourself towards paints that are not low cost but are suitable to withstand high as well as low temperatures. Arm yourself with a scraper and brush and start scraping all the battered plaster from the walls, paying particular attention to the window sills and horizontal surfaces.

 

Fill the holes

 

After brushing the walls to remove impurities, you must fill any holes to obtain a uniform base on which to paint. Now proceed according to the type of finish you have chosen. If you want a smooth finish, apply a base coat diluted with water. Once dry, you can apply two coats of water-based paint at least 4 or 5 hours apart. If you have opted for a scratched, first apply a coat of fixative sealer for plastics and, after 24 hours, proceed with the two coats of quartz paint. It is good that the type of finish is chosen a priori in order to choose the type of base and paint suitable for the result you want to obtain. The last tip is to use a brush to get a more refined result.

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Precisely for this reason, painting for exteriors is different from that for interiors as it must have a greater resistance to bad weather. Doing an exterior painting is usually not difficult, but it can also take a long time, especially if the preparation steps are not carried out.

 

Get what you need

 

A very important preliminary step is to make sure you are working in complete safety. Depending on the size of the building, you will have to reach different heights. To do this without the risk of falls, it is good that you prefer a special scaffolding to the classic stairs that you can rent at a construction site. Get the helmet, gloves, goggles, and mask to wear before moving on to painting to protect yourself from the harmful fumes of the paint.

 

Choose the period and the suitable painting

 

An important tip is to be careful about the period in which you choose to do the work. Too hot or too cold a temperature could create a false sheen of the paint, thus wasting your time and money. It is advisable to do this in the early spring. When buying the color for your walls, orient yourself towards paints that are not low cost but are suitable to withstand high as well as low temperatures. Arm yourself with a scraper and brush and start scraping all the battered plaster from the walls, paying particular attention to the window sills and horizontal surfaces.

 

Fill the holes

 

After brushing the walls to remove impurities, you must fill any holes to obtain a uniform base on which to paint. Now proceed according to the type of finish you have chosen. If you want a smooth finish, apply a base coat diluted with water. Once dry, you can apply two coats of water-based paint at least 4 or 5 hours apart. If you have opted for a scratched, first apply a coat of fixative sealer for plastics and, after 24 hours, proceed with the two coats of quartz paint. It is good that the type of finish is chosen a priori in order to choose the type of base and paint suitable for the result you want to obtain. The last tip is to use a brush to get a more refined result.

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Practical Guide On How To Paint The Facade And The Exterior Wall https://www.seasaltslc.com/2020/08/10/practical-guide-on-how-to-paint-the-facade-and-the-exterior-wall/ https://www.seasaltslc.com/2020/08/10/practical-guide-on-how-to-paint-the-facade-and-the-exterior-wall/#respond Mon, 10 Aug 2020 07:59:28 +0000 http://www.seasaltslc.com/?p=25 The facade is the business card in a building! A perfect facade is not only very beautiful to look at. A facade treated with the right products protects the wall from the effects of temperature and atmospheric agents.


Facades are subjected to increasing stresses, especially in urban areas with a high concentration of buildings. In these areas, the stresses become increasingly strong due to air pollution and road traffic. The choice of paint for exteriors also greatly impacts the energy balance of the external sheath; in fact, the right material helps keep the building’s thermal level and operating costs low.

 

General advice:

 

First, check the condition of the substrate with your hands. Not all substrates are the same. There are porous and compact substrates, organic and inorganic, as well as old and new. The long life of the final coat can only be guaranteed with a substrate in optimal conditions, properly treated, and ready to receive the final coat. The substrate must be clean, dust-free, dry, free from traces of frost and lose parts, absorbent, solid, stable, and flat in shape, not water-repellent and absorb evenly. For painting, it is advisable to start from the upper parts to proceed downwards and to carry out the work if possible at once so that no detachments are seen. Avoid doing chores on cold or rainy days. Using a roller and with the help of an extension, you can perform the work faster. Use the grid or tray to remove excess paint from the roller for an even result. A smoother surface is obtained with a brush.

 

In this way, it is possible to safeguard the value of a building over time. Silicone-based paints have a particularly high water repellency as well as diffusion capacity. Silicate paints for exteriors are extremely resistant against UV rays and light. Through potassium silicate, silicate paints become incomparably durable and weather resistant. Furthermore, the facades remain clean and beautiful for longer because no electrostatic charge is created on the silicates’ composition. This means less dirt on the painted surface. Furthermore, there is a high saving in renewal costs.

 

Last but not least, the silicate regulates humidity with high vapor diffusion, thus avoiding construction damage. The paint binds to the background minimizing the risk of the facade paintings cracking.

 

What to do in the presence of mold?

 

Mold remediation always requires the elimination of the cause by repairing the damage. Molds cannot be chemically destroyed, but their potential for life and possible nutrition and thus their growth must be removed; even better would be to prevent them. When faced with a wall with mold, you can only try to limit the damage, remove the mold on the surface with an anti-mold cleaner and, in the case of large surfaces, detergent. Then wash well with pure water, thus neutralizing the surface. Once the mold has been removed, and the wall is completely dry, continue with high-quality silicate paint.

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The facade is the business card in a building! A perfect facade is not only very beautiful to look at. A facade treated with the right products protects the wall from the effects of temperature and atmospheric agents.


Facades are subjected to increasing stresses, especially in urban areas with a high concentration of buildings. In these areas, the stresses become increasingly strong due to air pollution and road traffic. The choice of paint for exteriors also greatly impacts the energy balance of the external sheath; in fact, the right material helps keep the building’s thermal level and operating costs low.

 

General advice:

 

First, check the condition of the substrate with your hands. Not all substrates are the same. There are porous and compact substrates, organic and inorganic, as well as old and new. The long life of the final coat can only be guaranteed with a substrate in optimal conditions, properly treated, and ready to receive the final coat. The substrate must be clean, dust-free, dry, free from traces of frost and lose parts, absorbent, solid, stable, and flat in shape, not water-repellent and absorb evenly. For painting, it is advisable to start from the upper parts to proceed downwards and to carry out the work if possible at once so that no detachments are seen. Avoid doing chores on cold or rainy days. Using a roller and with the help of an extension, you can perform the work faster. Use the grid or tray to remove excess paint from the roller for an even result. A smoother surface is obtained with a brush.

 

In this way, it is possible to safeguard the value of a building over time. Silicone-based paints have a particularly high water repellency as well as diffusion capacity. Silicate paints for exteriors are extremely resistant against UV rays and light. Through potassium silicate, silicate paints become incomparably durable and weather resistant. Furthermore, the facades remain clean and beautiful for longer because no electrostatic charge is created on the silicates’ composition. This means less dirt on the painted surface. Furthermore, there is a high saving in renewal costs.

 

Last but not least, the silicate regulates humidity with high vapor diffusion, thus avoiding construction damage. The paint binds to the background minimizing the risk of the facade paintings cracking.

 

What to do in the presence of mold?

 

Mold remediation always requires the elimination of the cause by repairing the damage. Molds cannot be chemically destroyed, but their potential for life and possible nutrition and thus their growth must be removed; even better would be to prevent them. When faced with a wall with mold, you can only try to limit the damage, remove the mold on the surface with an anti-mold cleaner and, in the case of large surfaces, detergent. Then wash well with pure water, thus neutralizing the surface. Once the mold has been removed, and the wall is completely dry, continue with high-quality silicate paint.

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