Did you know that exterior painting is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to enhance your home? While adding a fresh paint job to your home’s exterior seems harmless, exterior painting has risks. If you want to avoid any mishaps or accidents, here are four exterior painting safety tips to keep in mind.
Practice Ladder Safety
Anytime you aren’t flat on the ground, there is a risk of falling. When using a ladder, it’s vital to be as safe as possible. Before climbing a ladder, ensure that it’s in the best condition. Place your ladder on a solid surface and at least about one foot from the house for every three feet in height. It’s also best to consider that uneven ground, stones, or gravel can cause a ladder to shift suddenly. In addition, plastic drop cloths are excellent for catching paint spills. However, when you place them on a ladder, they can make the surface slippery.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) protects your body while painting. A high-quality chemical-resistant suit and respirator will keep you safe from harmful chemical fumes or paint particles.
Understand the Lay of the Land
We understand being excited to revitalize your home’s exterior. However, we advise you not to start painting immediately. Inspect your surroundings for any hazards interfering with your ladders, like power lines or trees. You also want to plan how you will protect walkways, plants, and other hardscape and landscape elements from paint spills.
Clean Up the Paint
Regardless of the paint you use, using the best products is essential to make the cleanup process less daunting. You also want to limit the possibility of environmental damage. If you dispose of excess paint, handle it properly by taking it to a hazardous waste center to drop off any leftover paint products.
Then, there is also the better option of hiring us for a professional paint job. It might seem like a good idea to save money by performing a DIY paint job. However, if art class wasn’t the highlight of your academic career, it might be a better bet to hire professionals. Plus, hiring professionals is a time saver. Whenever you’re ready to give your home extra curb appeal, call Columbia Paint.
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We’ve moved from the Dobbin Road location to our new, roomy location just down the road:
Columbia Paint and Decorating, a Benjamin Moore Dealer: 6822 Oak Hall Lane, Suite C2, Columbia MD 21045 phone number: 443-319-4001
Expect the same one-stop shopping for all your decorating needs. We are a full-service Benjamin Moore dealer offering the best quality decorating products at the best prices around. We have ample paint and paint supplies, wallcoverings, custom window treatments, fabrics, and now, NEW flooring selections from Kaleen Rugs and Luxury Vinyl Tile samples. And, of course, the same excellent customer service, knowledge, and customer satisfaction that you’ve come to expect.
ANNOUNCING OUR SECOND LOCATION:
Clarksville Paint & Decorating, a Benjamin Moore Dealer
12447 Clarksville Pike, Suite 1A, Clarksville, MD