Residential Exterior Painting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the best method to paint the exterior of my house? Brush and Roller or Spray?
We recommend the Spray and Back Roll method when painting the exterior of your home. The Spray and Back Roll method simply combines the two traditional methods, Spray and Hand; therefore, you’re getting the best of both worlds. This method entails one painter spraying a liberal amount of coating onto the substrate while the other comes behind him and rolls it out. As a result, you have the efficiency of the Spray method, while the Hand method provides you with the security that the coating was properly pushed into the surface creating a uniform appearance. The Spray and Back Roll method is highly recommended on porous substrates such as Stucco, EIFS, Concrete. The Spray and Back Roll method isn’t necessarily applicable to smooth or hard to roll surfaces like metal or lap siding.
Can/Should you paint the foundation of your house?
If you have a residential home with an exposed foundation, painting it will help blend it in with the other exterior finishes. Most of the homes we repaint have already had their foundations painted, but for those who don’t 95% of homeowners request that the foundation be painted when repainting their home. We find painting the foundation makes the home look more finished and visually attractive.
What is the best time of the year to paint a house exterior?
Our expert house painters in Kansas City can paint nearly year-round without sacrificing the quality of paint. In short, the best time to start an exterior painting project is as soon as you want it!
Are there weather restrictions to painting a house?
Weather is a factor that is watched closely before, during, and after painting a home. When painting in Kansas City, and the Midwest in general, it is important, when the paint is being applied, that the surface is clean and dry in order to guarantee proper adhesion. During application, it is important to monitor the precipitation in the forecast as well as the wind. The rain can rinse away the paint from the surface if it hits before it cures. If the wind is strong, you also need to watch that you’re not over spraying any surrounding items. It is also important to allow the paint to cure for up to four hours or more before rain is expected to fall.
Does painting my home’s exterior increase the value of my home?
Painting your home can increase the value of your home, but that added value is subjective from one person to another. The real value of having your house painted is the protection the coating gives your exterior substrate from the weather, therefore extending its life and avoiding other costly repairs.