DIY exterior house painting, is it right for you?
Is it time to paint the exterior of your house again? Do you have the right equipment and preparation technique to do it by yourself? While you may enjoy improving your house, let’s see if DIY house painting is the smart way to go.
Painting a house is not as simple as it seems at first glance. The specific temperature that we have here in the Southwest, and especially in Phoenix, requires more than just painting the walls.
For the best results, you are required to do some preparation work before the painting process begins. The walls, their edges, and the land around them has to be cleaned and cleared properly before applying the paint. You also need to protect your property well, so it won’t get damaged while you are painting.
Another essential thing you should pay attention to is the paint itself. When it comes to exterior house painting, the colors you pick are secondary in importance. It’s more important to use high quality paint that will protect your walls from UV radiation and high temperatures. After all, that’s the entire point of painting your house exterior.
All in all, painting your house by yourself requires a lot of time and knowledge of all the details that need to be taken into consideration. If you are not entirely confident about doing it, you might end up wasting a lot of time and energy. Moreover, if you do something wrong, you’ll have to call a house painting professional to fix the damage. This will make your house painting project a lot more expensive than it should be.
What’s the best solution when it comes to exterior house painting?
Painting your home shouldn’t disrupt your everyday life. It needs to be done quickly and smoothly, without any damage. So, DIY house painting is a smart solution only if you have the proper tools, knowledge and experience. Otherwise, the best way to go is choosing a professional and reliable company that can have your home painted in no time.
There are numerous painting companies down here in the valley, and you may find it difficult to make your choice at first. But, it shouldn’t take you long to see how Crash of Rhinos Painting stands out. We specialize in exterior residential painting. Having painted numerous homes throughout the years, we know how to provide both quick and quality service.
Our staff consists of professional men who can get the job done in as little as one day. We are confident about the quality we provide, so we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We also provide a 7-year warranty on our painting services. But first, let’s go through some details about the practical benefits that we offer to help you get the best house-painting service in Arizona.
Professional paint advisor
Since colors appear differently on paper and walls, it’s very easy to make the mistake of choosing the wrong color for your house. There is nothing worse than getting all excited about having your home painted, only to discover that you are not happy with the color when you finish the job.
As soon as you give us a call, we’ll help you overcome this risk. We will schedule an appointment and meet with you in person, so that you hear our expert advice. We have a professional paint advisor who will assist you in choosing the right color for your home.
Our advisor can also get in touch with your homeowners’ association to obtain any pre-approved color palettes for you to choose from. We know that HOAs can be sometimes quite difficult to deal with. Since we want to take away all your painting-related worries, we are responsible for the entire communication with them. We know exactly who to talk to, what paperwork to fill out and what house look the HOAs expect.
We provide digital renderings for clients to be able to visualize different colors on their home. Our professional paint advisor can map out your entire home, so as to produce and send you different digital renderings and help you make the best color choice.
Detail oriented prep work
The preparation work is one of the most important steps of any home painting project. In fact, the preparation process is as important as the final code of paint. At Crash of Rhinos Painting, we make sure that your home is perfectly prepared for the painting and that it will look wonderful and fresh in the end.
We start by clearing the area. We pull back all the rocks and landscaping from the walls, so we can paint below the surface. If there are any trees or plants, we protect them with cover. After that, we pressure wash the entire house to remove any chalking, loose paint, dirt, debris, or pollutants. We are also specialized in stucco and drywall repairs, including micro fractures, larger cracks, woodpecker holes and other similar damage.
Before we apply the paint, we protect the entire area around your house. At first, we make sure that all the fixtures are removed. What follows is masking the objects and areas around your home that need to be protected, so that nothing gets damaged throughout the house painting process.
Before we start painting, we prime any raw structuring in your house, such as wood, stucco, and drywall. The point is to have a strong base to adhere the paint. This step is crucial and we pay special attention to it.
Best quality Dunn-Edwards paint
As soon as the preparation is finished, we start using premium grade Dunn-Edwards paint. For more than 90 years, Dunn-Edwards have been offering the best paint for the diverse climate of the Southwest. This paint provides the best protection against the strong UV radiation in the summer, rain and wind gusts from the monsoons, and the dust storms that are common in Arizona.
Dunn-Edwards are dedicated to producing high-quality exterior paint using a superior formula that offers long lasting results and durability. It offers the most advanced levels of protection and preservation.
Another important characteristic is that this paint has the longest fade resistance. Experience has shown that Dunn-Edwards paint can last up to 15 years. In other words, our customers get to enjoy the look of vibrant and beautiful paint on their home exterior for years to come.