Can I Paint My Siding Myself?

Has your home been the same color for way too long? Are you looking to paint it something new, but not sure if and how you can do it yourself? Well, the good news is a DIY siding paint job is totally fine to do, that is when you’re fully prepared. Before you take out the paint rollers and brushes, here’s what you should know:

Know The Right Material To Use

Your paint job will only be as good as the type of paint you use. It’s important that you check to see if it matches the siding manufacturers’ stipulations and that it is long lasting. Any amount of maintenance that needs to go into taking care of your siding after it is painted all depends on the type that you used in the first place, so keep that in mind. 

Keep The Basics In Mind

When it comes to painting basics, the same rules apply to really any surface you use it on. If you’re replacing a dark color with a lighter color, or vice versa, you’ll need to paint on a primer coat layer before the new color. Also, keep in mind how many layers you may need to get the new look to appear as bold as it should be. Paint the brush in the same direction and keep your strokes constant so that the paint doesn’t dry out as you’re applying. 

Remember What You Can and Can’t Do

Of course, you can easily reach the lower parts of your siding yourself. With a little help from a ladder, the higher areas can be reached as well. However, for your safety, make sure you’re comfortable with taking on this task. Realistically, if the job requires you to reach areas that aren’t safe, you should hire a professional to take care of the job for you. 

Siding Experts of Norwalk

When it comes to ensuring your siding lasts and is safe for your family, you need to hire the best contractor possible. The experts at JM Roofing and Siding are licensed and insured to serve you in Norwalk, Connecticut and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free estimate!

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