When you’re looking to paint the exterior of your home, you will come to realize that it can be quite a costly thing.
The good thing that you should bear in mind is that if you follow a bit of fairly simple advice, you can substantially reduce your painting work price.
With that being the case, here are five tricks for painting your exterior on a budget in Baton Rouge, LA.
1. Plan The Painting Project In Advance
One of the highest costs in an exterior painting project can come from not planning it.
The problem with not doing this is that if you do not know how much you have to paint, for example, and you, therefore, won’t know how many days you should plan to paint.
The longer it takes you to paint your home exterior, the more it could cost you, so it is better to have the measurements already taken and your days planned out.
You’ll furthermore be able to tell how much paint you will need to paint the home exterior, which is good because you will then be able to buy the right amount of paint.
Getting too much or too little paint can both be bad in terms of cost for your project as buying too much paint will leave you with excess paint, and buying too little will leave you running to the store to buy more.
2. Use High-End Paint
It may sound counterintuitive to suggest that you use high-end paint, but this is for the best for several reasons.
For one, better quality paint will be better in terms of application, in that you will be able to paint the exterior more easily.
Moreover, using better quality paint will almost always mean that you will have to paint the exterior in a greater length of time than if you didn’t use much paint.
3. Clean And Sand First
Part of painting the exterior of your home is the first cleaning and sanding the exterior.
This is significant because you first will not want to paint over the top a dirty surface — this would be a mistake and the sort of thing that could leave you with a mess that needs to be cleaned.
You’re also going to make sure that your surface is well sanded to ensure that the surface is sufficiently smooth to be painted.
Having a rough surface is not good for an exterior painting project, as having a rougher surface will make it more difficult to paint and lead to a paint job that won’t last as long.
4. Take Your Time In Painting
Of course, you will want to get your painting work done promptly, but if you try to paint too quickly, you are bound to make a mistake or more.
The problem with painting too quickly is that you are more likely to paint too thick or too thin in some places, which is not good.
The best thing you can do is paint at a steady rate so that you don’t make any painting mistakes that will leave you needing to correct them later.
5. See If You Can Borrow Equipment
Part of the cost of painting the exterior of your home is the equipment you use for painting, and as nice as it is to get your own equipment, there’s a good chance that you already know someone with the right equipment.
When you get the equipment necessary to paint the exterior of your home, you may be inclined to get better quality things to do a better job.
You may know someone that already has done exactly that — and if you ask your friends who have done their own exterior painting work, you may be able to get such equipment without having to pay for it.
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Nathan Rust is the Managing Partner at Prestigious Painting. He is passionate about service and gives back through his business with “Paint it Forward” and the “Young Entrepreneur Scholarship”. Nathan is married to his wife, Amanda and they have two children, Elijah and Grace.
Nathan founded the Rotary Club of Southeast Baton Rouge with 24 other local leaders in February 2020, and served as Club President from 2020-2022. He also serves as the Charter Organization Representative to Pack 15, where his son is a member as a Cub Scout.
Nathan was elected as the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board Representative for District 6 on November 8th, 2022. In this new opportunity, Nathan aims to strengthen our school system by ensuring every child in EBR has access to high-quality schools, regardless of where they live or their economic status.