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Paint Care 101: Managing Your Newly Painted Space

Rachel Williams

It finally happened. After months of procrastination, you hired a reliable San Diego painting company to brighten up your home with a fresh coat of paint and the result is flawless. So what's next? Keep your new paint job looking better longer with these ten paint care tips from the pros.


Paint care might seem like a pain, but taking small steps to keep your walls free of dust, dirt and excess grime will save hours of scrubbing and paint touchups down the line. Check out these ten quick tips for keeping your walls looking better, longer.


Tip #1: Periodically wash your walls with mild soap and water.


Tip #2: Dust your walls every few weeks to prevent buildup.


Tip #3: Don’t wait until it dries to clean up a big spill.


Tip #4: Never use harsh, abrasive materials to clean your walls.


Tip #5: Check interior walls for water damage or peeling. These may be signs of bigger issues like water leakage behind your walls and catching the problem early will save you both time and money.


Tip #6: Check exterior walls for cracking and peeling. Door frames and window sills may need to be sanded and repainted on a more frequent basis to prevent wood and stucco damage.


Tip #7: Lightly scrub heavily trafficked areas like hallways or kid's bathrooms on a regular basis.


Tip #8: Keep scrubbing to a minimum. Excessive scrubbing can permanently damage paint.


Tip #9: Use a hose to wash dirt off your home’s exterior. Beware of high-pressure washing as this can damage your paint finish.


Tip #10: Be proactive and don’t let dirt or peeling paint damage sit for too long before you address the problem.


While most interior paint types are washable, be sure to do your research before you start scrubbing that new paint job! Better yet, ask your San Diego interior painting company for advice on what works best with the specific paint you’ve chosen.


Whether you're caring for the interior or exterior of your home, it’s important to start with a quality residential painter. Brad Stoner Painting is a San Diego residential and commercial house painting company committed to offering long-lasting, reliable house painting services. Call us today for your free estimate!


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