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Texture Coating Steps: Give Your Home a Perfect Paint Job

on July 21, 2015

Undoubtedly, paint gives life to your walls and ceilings while adding color and beauty to your home. However, paint doesn’t shield your home from the weather elements like rains, heat, sun rays and mildew, which cause your walls to peel, chip and crack. So, how do you about a paint job that not only makes your home look good but extends the life of your interior and exterior?

Texture Coatings are a great alternative to your regular paints that help to disguise rough and irregular surfaces as well as protect your interior and exterior surfaces against extreme heat, mold and mildew and other elements.  While you can give your home a consistent appearance and protection with texture coating, here are the steps to get the job done perfectly.

[SEE: Astec Armatex Acrylic Texture Coatings]

  • Inspection
    Before you texture coat your home, the first thing to consider is imperfections on wall surfaces. Check your walls and ceilings for damaged areas, water-damaged or rotten wood and peeling, cracking and chipping surfaces. Texturing coating damaged or exposed areas would give substandard results.
  • Trenching
    Once you are done with your inspection, dig a trench around the exterior of your home. The trench is dug to prevent the intrusion of moisture while texture coating and eliminate the risk of foundation decay after the application of texture coating.
  • Masking
    Masking is an important task to be done before you texture coat your home. Cover your doors and windows with plastic sheets in order to prevent them from getting stains. Adding to that, use drop cloths to cover the surrounding plants and sidewalks to avoid any damage.
  • Washing and Repairing
    Another vital step to carry out before texture coating is washing your walls. Give your walls a high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, dirt, mold and other impurities. This will expose the damaged areas on your walls, which can then be repaired to provide a smooth surface for texture coating.
  • Texture Coating
    Finally, you can start coating your wall by applying a base coat of primer to provide a protective layer to the surface. And, then you apply the desired texture coating on the primed surface that can protect you home against the weather elements.
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