It’s spring in Mt Pleasant SC and you know what the means, Spring Cleaning Time!! One of the best ways to spruce up your house’s exterior for spring is a fresh coat of paint.
What Should I Paint First?
Start by giving your front door a fresh coat of paint. The front door to your Mt Pleasant house should be a focal point and set the tone for the rest of your home. Front doors often take a lot of abuse so that would be a great place to start.
Next focus on the trim around your doors and window, especially your window sills. Window sills are a horizontal surface, because of that they are the first place paint will start to peel.
If you have shutters that would be the next project. Depending on which way your house is facing the sun can give those shutters a beating. Most of the time one coat of the same color paint will bring those shutters back to life.
Always Clean Before You Paint!!
Remember to always clean the surface before you paint. If you paint over dirt, mold, or mildew it’s very likely that paint will fail and make painting next time a bigger chore. If you’re just painting something like a door or some shutters you can hand clean with a squirt bottle of diluted bleach and rinse it off with water. This is a VERY important step should never be skipped even if it looks clean to do it anyway.
Never Paint Over Peeling Paint
This seems like a no brainer but it’s an easy short cut to take. If you find peeling paint use a scraper to remove all the loose paint, oil prime the bare spots, and paint two finish coats. This will ensure the longevity of the paint and prevent future problems.
Call Paragon Painting in Mt Pleasant SC
Call Paragon Painting, for all your interior painting needs. We are licensed, insured, and will always give you a detailed painting quote with a fair price. Paragon Painting is a family owned and operated interior and exterior residential painting contractor. We service the entire Charleston, SC area including:
Summerville, Mt Pleasant, Moncks Corner, Folly Beach, Ladson, North Charleston, Hanahan, James Island, Sullivans Island, and beyond. We are the exterior and interior house painting experts, call us at 843-695-9450