Re-painting Process

If you are planning to upgrade existing paint finish or change of colours
Crack Filling, 1 coat of Primer and 2 coats of Paint

Setting Up : Let's Roll

Setting Up : Lets Roll Starts with removing all light fixtures and other decorative items and covering immovables like air conditioning units and plants if any. In case of large exteriors,scaffolding will be required.A sturdy ladder is always required in the premises during the painting activity. Tools like steel wire brush, garden hose and safety goggles and a mask will always come in handy while painting exteriors.
Tools Used : Plastic Sheets, Scaffolding, Ladders, Wire Brush, Garden Hose

Surface Preparation : Getting Rid of Mildew

Exterior walls are scrubbbed thoroughly to remove algae, fungi and mildew using steel wire brush. Mild solution (like bleaching powder in water) can also be used to get rid of mildew and algae from the walls. Walls need to dry completely. High pressure water jet can also be used to wash away dirt and any old paint flakes.
Tools Used : Steel Wire Brush

Surface Preparation : Crack, Filling & Sanding

Cracks need to be attended on priority.Cut in along the length of the crack using a knife. Crack Filling compounds are used to fill in the cracks. Surface is then sanded using sandpaper to even out the surface.
Tools Used : Putty Knife,Sandpaper

Painting : Finishing Touches

Exterior Paints provide protection from extreme weather conditions that house is subjected to. Minimum of 2 coats will be applied to achieve durable,consistent layer.Though, painting will last for years, it is advisable to regularly clean the surface, for long lasting results. While choosing colours, it is good to consider the neighbouring colour scheme as well. The external environment can also affect the overall look of the house.
Tools Used : Roller , Brush

Fresh Painting

If you are planning to upgrade existing paint finish or change of colours
Crack Filling, 1 coat of Primer and 2 coats of Paint

Step 1: Priming: Preparatory Coating

Surfaces that are yet to receive any paint,need to be priemd first. Primer creates the foundation for receiving further coats of putty and paint, ensuring improved paint adhesion and durability of paint layer. Tools Used : Roller , Brush

Step 2: Putty: 2 Coats

Putty is a white-cement based compound,applied on dry walls and ceiling. Putty smoothens the surface and makes in ready to receive paint. Liberal coats of Putty, to be applied on to the primed surface. At least 2 to 3 coats of Putty would prove beneficial. Tools Used : Putty Knife

Step 3: Priming: The Guardian Coat

Another coat of primer to be applied over putty to prevent patchy appearance after final coat of paint. "It is always advisable to use primer, as it increases durability(life) of paint. Priming can never be skipped, when using paints with higher sheen(gloss)." Before priming over puttied surface,it needs to be sanded using grit to remove any dust.After priming,the surface has to dry naturally for a day, before painting over. Tools Used : Roller , Brush

Step 4: Painting: Finishing Touches

Paints produce that final finish and colour of the surface. Before deciding on the product, end requirements in term sof functionality and appearance, must be considered. On freshly cured surfaces, we recommend 3 coats will be applied to achieve the required finish, colour and a durable, consistent layer. Paints that produce a highly smooth finish, may require an additional coat also. Ceiling to be painted first, and then the walls. Surface needs to dry naturally after every coat.Water based paints like Emulsions that are used on walls and ceiling surfaces, dry fast (in 3 - 4 hours). Tools Used : Roller , Brush

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