Seattle Exterior Painting: What’s Left On Your To-Do List?
We’re in no rush to see summer go, but there’s just no denying that fall is right around the corner. As we gear up for the changing seasons, the summertime window for exterior house painting in Seattle is starting to close!
Before our wetter weather hits, make sure your home is sound and protected.
Protect Your Seattle Home This Fall!
Here are a few key tips and ideas to keep in mind.
#1: Exterior Painting
Sure, it’s attractive, but your home’s paint is also a crucial line of defense against moisture intrusion, pests, UV damage, and more. Making sure that this barrier is healthy and strong is invaluable.
Not really time for a full repaint? We recommend routine touch-ups too. Why wait until total paint failure, right? As a wise man once said, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure…
#2: Power Washing
A deep, thorough cleaning not only restores a fresh shine, but it also washes away contaminants that will actually shorten the life of your paint and stain. Professional power washing between repaints and touch-ups is a smart move!
#3: Repairing Wood Rot
“Eh, it can wait until next year…”
These are dangerous words when it comes to wood repair! Rot spreads quickly, and compromised siding and trim can open the door to pests, moisture damage, and more extensive (expensive!) decay. Do yourself a favor and nip it in the bud.
#4: Staining Exterior Woodwork
Paint is important, but so is stain! A healthy finish looks fantastic and offers priceless protection. We recommend inspecting and maintaining your stained surfaces every couple of years.
If you’re wondering if your deck needs to be refinished, try the water test! Sprinkle water on top, and see if it beads or if it soaks in. If it beads and wicks off, then your stain and sealer is still doing its job. If it pools and soaks in, that means that your wood is at risk and needs a fresh finish.
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