HardiPlank offers the look of real wood siding, but without all the maintenance, however, it should be taken care of by being painted and pre-coated. The steps below will tell you how to go about painting hardiplank especially if it is your first time.
Step 1: The first step is to always refer to the manufacturer’s instruction manual when it comes to installing the Hardiplank siding on the exterior of the home. Make sure that every tool is correctly utilized such as the fasteners and everything is prepared and accessible.
Step 2: The next thing that you need to do is to caulk any edges or joints utilizing a caulking product that is labeled with “permanently flexible” where the Hardiplank siding was cut on site for installation. If these “clean” cuts aren’t caulked to keep the moisture away then it is necessary for them to be primed before painting even if the siding initially comes pre-primed.
Step 3: If you will be priming the product, make sure that you use an alkali-resistant primer. Apply the primer using a brush and roller to all unprimed areas of the Hardiplank siding and this should also include the trim. Do not hesitate to apply thick primer because that is the main point of using a primer so that it will protect the siding as well as seal it then let it dry for some time.
Step 4: Once you are done priming then apply the exterior siding paint and use a brush to paint the bottom of the Hardiplank siding as well as along the trim pieces and under the top lap. After this, paint the face of the siding using a brush or roller as well as the installed Hardiplank trim. Dip the brush into the paint and cut the trim into the siding and then apply it to the face of the trim using a brush or a roller.
Step 5: Make sure to check everything and to touch up areas that have unequal painting or areas which seems to lack paint. Another option of achieving satisfactory quality is by employing the services of exterior house painters in Vancouver and other painting companies in Vancouver.