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Things to Consider Before Painting a Coastal Home

If you are thinking about house painting in Daytona Beach you need to keep a few things in mind. For instance, your home exterior is subject to a higher content of salt than with inland structures. There are other things to consider with taking care of your house exterior on the coast of Florida.

Preparation is just as important as the kind of paint you use. Without properly preparing the surface your paint has little chance to last for a long time. If you have peeling paint you must scrape, sand, and make sure that it is removed entirely. This can be a great deal of hard work.

If your home exterior paint is blistering or peeling you have waited too long. It is vital to check for any signs of damage and you may need to replace some of the wood. If you have peeling paint make sure to check the fascia boards carefully and check for signs of warping.

When you select paint for your coastal home you should only invest in high quality products. These paints are more expensive than cheap or standard paints. However, your home is subject to conditions that many inland homes do not have to deal with.

When you purchase your paint you should consider going to a local paint store. Home improvement stores and some department stores may stock paint, but you may not receive the quality paint that you need for your home. When you visit your local paint shop you have professional assistance. Employees at your local home improvement store may have limited knowledge on paint and they cannot help you much. Paint store personnel know paints and paint supplies as that is basically all that they sell.

You can discuss all of your needs and concerns with paint shop personnel and they will happy to assist you. You have help and advice for picking the right paint for your home. Due to the ocean air your paint store professional may recommend a latex paint.

Latex paint is more flexible than oil based paint and this is important for the long Florida summers. Your wood breathes as it expands and contracts in the hot weather. A flexible paint will react well to all of the contraction and expansion that occurs.

When you see your paint professional you have assistance with colors. Many people are not pleased with available colors and your professional is more than happy to mix colors for you. You can have custom color paint for your home and it will be unique and not like any of the neighbors. Your paint professional will also color your primer paint to make it easier to cover. For instance, if you wish to have a red exterior, a red pigment can be mixed with your white primer.

There are so many things to know about house painting in Daytona Beach that it is best to call a professional service. They have experience with taking care of coastal homes. Your local painters do all of the hard work and you receive all of the benefits.

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Jeffrey Whitmer, Dynamic Painting Systems LLC
852 Marley Dr
Port Orange, FL 32128

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