Exterior painting is one of the simplest and least expensive ways to improve the look of your residential property. Although it seems pretty simple to just apply a fresh coat of paint to the exterior of your home or business, you need to be safe about how you go about executing your job. Here are some safety measures to use for any exterior painting project.
Practice Safety With Ladders
You risk falling whenever you are not flat on the ground. It is critical to use a ladder as safely as possible. Before ascending a ladder, be sure it’s in good shape. Place your ladder on a sturdy platform, at least one foot away from the house for every three feet of height. It’s also important to remember that uneven ground, stones, or gravel can cause a ladder to shift unexpectedly. Furthermore, plastic drop cloths are great for capturing paint spills. They can make the surface slippery when placed on a ladder.
Wear Proper Attire
Personal Protective Equipment keeps your body safe when painting. A good chemical-resistant suit and respirator protect you from dangerous chemical vapors or paint particles. You can also use padding for your knees, for example, if you plan on being on a ladder for long periods. As always, you should never operate a ladder alone under any circumstances.
Be Aware Of Your Surroundings
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, like power lines or trees, that interfere with your ladders. You also want to plan how to protect walkways, plants, and other hardscape and landscape elements from paint spills.
Clean Up Any Spills
Regardless of the type of paint you use, employing the proper supplies is critical to making the cleanup procedure less complicated. You also want to keep environmental impact to a minimum. Then there’s the more expensive alternative of engaging us for a professional paint job. It may appear to be a good idea to save money by doing a DIY paint job. However, if art class was not the highlight of your academic experience, hiring pros might be a better idea. Hiring pros also saves time. Call Columbia Paint whenever you want to improve your home’s curb appeal.
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