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Façade painting - step by step

5 February 2024 Sebastian Comments Off

Painting the facade of a building can be one of the most important tasks in the process of maintaining and renewing the appearance of our property. It not only improves the aesthetics of the property, but also protects it from excessive sunlight, heavy rain or frost. See how facade painting is done step by step and what is achieved as a result.

Step 1: Surface preparation

The first and most important step in painting a facade is to prepare the surface. It is worth doing this carefully, because the quality of preparation will affect the durability of the painting. Here's what you should do:

Cleaning the façade:

  • Remove any loose paint, plaster or other debris from the facade surface. You can do this with a brush, spatula or pressure washer.
  • If there is fungus, mold or algae on the facade, use special products to remove/dry them.

Damage repair:

  • Identify any cracks, cavities or damage to the plaster on the facade and repair them with a suitable repair material, such as gypsum or cementitious smoothing.

Grinding:

  • If the surface of the façade is uneven, perform sanding to achieve a smooth and uniform surface.

Securing the elements:

  • Protect windows, doors, moldings or other elements that will not be painted. You can use painter's tape and protective film.

Step 2: Paint and tool selection

After preparing the surface, move on to choosing the right materials and tools. The choice of paint will depend on the type of facade and the weather conditions in your area.

The tools you will need include a paint roller, brush, paint container, ladder and possibly a spray gun. Make sure your tools are clean and in good working order.

Step 3: Painting the façade

Now it's time for the right façade painting. Remember to start at the top of the building and continue downward, doing the following steps one at a time:

Paint application:

  • Start by thoroughly loading the roller with paint, and then spread the paint evenly on the surface of the facade.
  • If you use a brush, paint in vertical or horizontal strokes, depending on the effect you want to achieve.

Layers of paint:

  • Depending on the type of paint, it may be necessary to apply several coats. Usually two coats of paint are painted, but a third may be needed if the façade is highly absorbent.

Speed of painting:

  • When painting the façade, try to maintain a constant speed of movement to avoid streaks and unevenness.

Watch out for weather conditions:

  • Avoid painting on rainy, windy or excessively hot days. The paint may not stay on the surface if conditions are unsuitable.

Step 4: Drying time

After applying the last coat of paint, wait for it to dry completely. Drying time will depend on the type of paint and weather conditions, but usually ranges from a few hours to a few days.

Step 5: Clean and secure

When you finish painting, clean the tools from the paint, and remove the painter's tape and protective film. Make sure the façade is clean and dry.