If you live in an HOA property in Thousand Oaks that could do with a fresh coat of paint, it is likely that there will be a set list of companies provided who have been approved to carry out the work. Just Right Painting is HOA approved all over the state, which is good news for you and your prospective project! Of course, before the actual painting takes place, there are a number of things that need to be done to prepare for it and cleaning the exterior of the property is probably the most important of these things. With this in mind, here are some of the reasons why your house exterior needs to be cleaned before it can be repainted for HOA painting in Thousand Oaks.
Paint Does Not Stick Well To Unclean Surfaces
The fact is that paint does not stick and cling as strongly to a surface if there are any small particles standing in the way, and this can be a problem on exterior walls that are still covered in things like dust and other fine debris. Any dust, dirt and grime that is present on walls will need to be swept and wiped away in order for the fresh coat of paint to properly stick and not run the risk of chipping prematurely.
It Can Disrupt The Drying Process
In order to dry properly, paint needs to be applied under perfect conditions, and as we have already discussed, dirty walls are far from perfect conditions! When applied to dirty surfaces, paint coats can be uneven in places which means that parts will dry earlier than others and the final results will not be as uniform as you would like. Painting a clean surface under the right humidity (not too much moisture in the air) is the best way to ensure a great result.
Cleaner = Smoother
The cleaner you can make your exterior walls before the painting commences, the smoother the final result is going to be when everything is applied and dried. Attempting to paint anything on a wall that is still covered in dirt, dust, and grime is always going to result in a rough, uneven, and bumpy finish that will definitely start to chip well before a cleanly painted wall would.
Get In The Habit Of Exterior Cleaning
At the end of the day, regardless of whether or not you are painting in the immediate future, you should definitely get into the habit of regularly cleaning the exterior of your property. Ideally, every 6 months or so you should be cleaning it as though you are preparing for a paint job, then the task won’t be as daunting when the time for painting finally does come!
So, if you are in need of HOA painting in Thousand Oaks, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Just Right Painting. Contact our office and we can get a professional out to your property ASAP to assess the situation and provide you with a quote. We very much look forward to being able to help you out with the exterior aesthetic of your h