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Choose good exterior paint

Thursday 21 July 2022

Do you have a beautifully coloured house? With outside walls in a fresh colour? Then it may be that you want to give those outside walls a fresh facelift. And the only way to do that is to add a new layer of paint. Of course, you can't just throw any kind of paint at it and hope that it will last and turn out nice. No, it is really important that you choose good paint that is specifically suitable for outdoor use.

Choosing Sigma paint for exterior use offers many advantages. This is the paint that professional painters also choose. The paint is colourfast and rainproof. It is also good to know that the paint is permeable to water vapour. You can have Sigma Facade Topcoat Satin mixed in any colour you like. This will make your house look like new again!

Which preparations are necessary before painting can start?

To start with, you need to order the paint. This can be done very easily online. You can specify how many litres you need and in what colour. Do you order the paint before 23.00 hours? Then your order will be sent the same day. You will also find a table online with information about how much paint you need for the number of square metres you want to paint.

Order brushes and rollers as well. Then you can be sure that you can actually start when the paint is delivered.

Is your paint in order? Then it's time to take a good look at the wall. Use a hard brush to clear the wall of cobwebs and look carefully for any damage. Do you see cracks, dents or other damage? Then this is the time to repair them with a special filler. Make sure that the filler is suitable for your type of wall.

Has your wall not been painted before? Then you should check whether it is necessary to use a primer. You can determine this yourself by pressing a wet sponge against the wall. Does the water soak into the wall? Then a primer is highly recommended. This prevents the paint from being sucked into the wall. Does the water run down the wall or has a previous paint layer been applied? Then priming is not necessary.

Has all this been taken care of? Then you can start painting. However, it can also be wise to hire scaffolding before you start. You can then work safely.

The painting can begin!

When painting walls, always work from top to bottom. You will then have no problems with paint leaking onto your newly painted surface. It is also very easy to see where you left off.

Want to take a break? Make sure that you close the paint container tightly and do not leave your brushes in the sun. Wrap your brushes in aluminium foil during your break or overnight. This will keep them nice and soft and you can continue working with them when you start again. Is the job done? Then you can rinse the brushes or put them in the grey container (these are water-based paints). The leftover paint should be stored in the can in a dark, dry place. It is nice to have some left over to touch up any damage.