It is recommended not to paint a house during monsoons because paint does not dry completely due to moisture in the environment. House must be painted two to three months before or after the monsoons.
The complete house protection is a difficult task until done by expert house painters. You must contact specialist in house painting and house washing in Auckland to protect your home from adverse weather conditions. There are certain things that professionals always keep in mind while guarding various sections of your house against rain damage.
Selection of Water-Proof Paint
Selection of water-proof paint is very essential, you must select colour of paint for exterior and interior walls of a house according to your preference. But the paint base and texture advice must be taken from professional painters. Water-based latex water-proof paints are usually preferred by professional painters as compare to the oil-based paints. Top quality exterior latex paints have greater durability and better colour retention unlike oil-based paints so, they continue to look good for years. Since they do not tend to get brittle as oil-based paints do, latex paints also have better resistance to cracking. Latex paints dry much faster than oil-based paints allowing painters to quickly apply a second coat. Another best thing about latex water-based paint is that it can easily be cleaned by a home owner using a soap and water.
Check Leaks in Roofs and Walls
After paint selection, experts begin their work of checking roofs, walls and terrace floors to see if there is any broken part which may cause leakage during monsoons. All the cracks are refilled or repaired before painting. After all the repairing work, complete house washing is carried out, so that on re-painting, the paint lasts on walls for a longer time. A water-resistant paint should be applied on roof and walls of a house to avoid damage.
Get the exterior walls thoroughly pressure washed before re-painting. The use weather-proof paint of high quality to avoid damage to the walls during rains. High quality paint is recommended because low quality paint is not sufficient enough to guard walls during heavy rainfall or other adverse weather conditions. For maximum protection, you may apply a water-sealant, a special liquid that acts as a protective layer against water and is applied like paint on concrete walls. Apply a layer of water-sealant before painting.
Windows and Doors
Metal-framed doors and windows should also be repainted with water-proof paint to avoid rusting. Wooden doors and windows swell up during rainy season if they are not fixed properly or hinges are left loose. Professionals use sandpaper to scrap off any extra surface caused due to expansion or swelling of the doors or windows during monsoons.
Interior Walls and Ceiling
A water-resistant coating is applied on interior walls and ceiling before repainting it. This is done to fill up small pores or gaps in the walls and ceilings through which water could enter inside. This coating prevents chipping of the paint even if walls are already damp and also provide a smooth surface to the walls. In case of cracks in the walls or ceiling, professional painters ensure they are filled completely with cement or plaster of Paris to prevent leakage. These were some measures that are followed by experts to protect your house during rainy season. A little care and attention beforehand could save home owners from damage and irritation caused by a leaking house.