DIY Exterior Painting Tips for a Stunning Summer Makeover - Dekro Paints

DIY Exterior Painting Tips for a Stunning Summer Makeover

DIY Exterior Painting Tips for a Stunning Summer Makeover

Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to give your home a fresh coat of paint. One of the most effective ways to transform your property is through a DIY exterior paint job. Not only will this enhance your home’s curb appeal, but it also adds a layer of protection against the scorching summer sun and unpredictable weather. To help you get started on your journey to a beautiful exterior, here are some expert DIY exterior painting tips, brought to you by Dekro Paints.

Prep Like a Pro:
Before you dip your brush into that vibrant summer colour, prep your surfaces diligently. Clean off dirt, mildew, and loose paint using a pressure washer, and repair any cracks or imperfections. Don’t forget to sand down rough spots for a smooth canvas that will make your new paint shine.

Choose Quality Paint:
Selecting the right paint is essential for a long-lasting and vibrant finish. Dekro Paints offers a wide range of high-quality exterior paints in various shades that will withstand the summer heat, keeping your home looking fresh for years to come.

The Power of Primer:
Don’t skip the primer step. Applying a good-quality primer will help the paint adhere better and ensure a consistent finish. It also acts as a barrier, preventing moisture from seeping through and causing damage.

Proper Application:
Invest in quality brushes and rollers for even application. Start from the top and work your way down to catch any drips. Avoid painting in direct sunlight as it can cause the paint to dry too quickly, leading to streaks and uneven coverage.

Protect Your Surroundings:
Shield doors, windows, and other non-paintable surfaces with masking tape or drop cloths. It’s a small step that can prevent a lot of clean up later.

Apply Two Coats:
For a truly stunning transformation, apply two coats of paint. This not only provides better coverage but also adds an extra layer of protection against the elements.

Keep Safety in Mind:
Always prioritise safety when DIY painting. Use proper protective gear, work on stable surfaces, and be cautious of ladders and heights.

Dekro Paints is your go-to partner for all your exterior painting needs this summer. With our extensive range of high-quality paints, primers and expert advice, your DIY exterior painting project will result in a stunning makeover that will make your home stand out this summer. So, go ahead, grab your paintbrush, and let the summer transformation begin!

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