If your weatherboards are looking tired and weathered, it’s time to give them a makeover using exterior paint. When you know how to paint weatherboards, you’ll be able to give the exterior of your home an updated fresh look. Haymes have an extensive range of exterior paint colours and products to prepare for your painting project, making it simple to learn how to paint weatherboards.

How to Repaint a Weatherboard House?

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For your exterior painting project to look professional, you must spend time preparing the weatherboard surface. If your weatherboard house hasn’t been painted in over 30 years, we recommend you do several random adhesion tests that detect lead paint. Your local Haymes Paint stockist will be able to give you advice.

Step 1: Wearing rubber gloves, wash down the weatherboard surfaces with sugar soap. If the weatherboards have stubborn surface stains, use a scrubbing brush to apply the sugar soap and leave to dry for 5 minutes.

Step 2: Rinse the weatherboards thoroughly with clean water and allow them to dry.

Step 3: Remove any loose or flaking paint with a scraper or sandpaper.

Step 4: Fill any gaps with exterior filler, allowing it to dry before sanding back. It’s important to check the ends of the weatherboards and use gap filler if holes are present.

Step 5: Spot prime with Haymes Paint Ultra Premium Solashield Exterior. This UV resistant formula, water based colorant system is resistant to mould and simple to apply.

Essential Tips on How to Paint a Weatherboard House

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Before you start your weatherboard painting project, it's important to work in shady conditions and to avoid painting in direct sunlight or on very hot days. Following this advice will ensure the paint application is easier and the finish is professional.

When you learn how to paint weatherboards it’s essential you start at the top and work your way down. Start by painting under the edge of the weatherboard before moving onto the face. Work the paint into the weatherboards in a horizontal action.

By working on only 1 or 2 boards at a time, you’ll be able to maintain a wet paint edge. This painting technique prevents overloading of paint and brush marks.

Not Ready to Paint a Weatherboard House Yourself?

Even if you know how to paint old weatherboards, you may not have the time or inclination over the weekend or after work to tackle this painting project. Having a professional painting crew undertake your exterior painting project ensures the weatherboard painting project will be done in less time.

Hiring a professional painter from the Haymes Paint preferred painters list ensures every aspect of the exterior painting project will be taken care of. From the detailed preparation work and top-notch painting application to the thorough clean up at the end of the project.