Tips For Painting Stucco On A Budget in St. Louis, MO
When you’re thinking about how you are going to get the exterior of your home to look nicer, one aspect that needs to be considered is the budget of the project.
However, what you might not realize is that if you follow a few key tips and ideas you will be able to get your stucco painting project done under that budget.
With that being the case, let’s have a look at some good tips for painting stucco on a budget that will get your exterior to look nice.
1. Use The Right Kind Of Paint
One thing that is going to help you to save good money on your stucco painting project is to be sure that you are using the right sort of paint.
If you go to the store and just get an exterior paint (and quite a lot of it since your home exterior is going to require quite a lot of paint) purely on the price of the paint you may find that you are going to have to stop what you are doing and get entirely different paint.
Of course, this would just mean that you’d have to get an entirely new quantity of paint and by that point, you will have invested a good amount of money in paint that you aren’t going to be able to use.
2. Use A Paint Sprayer
Another good way that you’re going to be able to save some money on your painting project is to make use of a paint sprayer to apply the paint you’ve purchased to the stucco exterior.
The benefits of making use of a paint sprayer are numerous, but among them you can count that you will have an easier time in applying the paint to your stucco surface, and it will certainly take less time to apply it than if you were to use other means of paint application.
It will also make more efficient use of the paint, which is going to be good in that you aren’t going to need to have so much of the paint or primer — two of the more expensive parts of any painting project.
Though you will have to pay perhaps a bit more for the equipment to spray paint your stucco, you will likely save money over time as mentioned above.
3. Weather Will Benefit Or Harm Your Project
You have to be well aware of the fact that you can’t just paint under any weather conditions and that some of them are going to be more beneficial for an exterior painting project like that of a stucco painting project.
If the weather outside is too cold, for example, you will find that the paint will dry much too slowly which will have a negative effect on the look of your home.
Should the weather be too hot, on the other hand, the paint will dry too quickly and certainly will not have a pleasant appearance once it has dried.
Aiming for overcast (not raining) weather that is between 50 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit for a better painting experience.
4. Primer Before Paint
Lastly, remember that when you are going to be painting your stucco exterior you will want it to last as long as possible and as such it is good to do anything to get it to stay on longer.
By applying a coat of primer before your first coat of paint, you are going to see that the paint is going to stay on the surface being painted longer than if you would apply the paint to a surface without a primer.
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