How to Get Pergolas Painted Properly?
It is not enough to have Pergolas Canberra. You also need to ensure excellent protection for your Pergola, to ensure that it is able to last for as long as possible. While the durability of these structures depend a lot on the kind of material used in construction, the fact that these are exposed to the weather constantly makes these prone to fading and suffering damage. Getting a Pergola painted can help ensure a longer life for it. Here are the important steps that you need to follow in order to paint it properly:
Remove any decorations
Take out all kinds of decorative pieces, such as furniture, that you may have already in your Pergola. You would not like these to be smeared with paint, and look ugly once the work is completed.
Protect the vines and plants
In case there are vines climbing and growing on or around your Pergolas Canberra, it is a good idea to use plastic sheets to protect them. Tie these up in such a way that these do not come in the way of painting the structure. Keep in mind as well that in case the painting job takes quite a few days, you need to water the vines in order to keep their growth and sustenance unabated.
Keep yourself safe
Put on a head cover and mask, as well as wear a pair of safety glasses to protect your eyes. You should also wear old clothes or an apron to keep yourself safe from splashes of paint.
Prepare the surface
Remove all the paint from the surface, until it is prepared completely. You have to use sand paper for the purpose. If needed, use a fungicide and water-repellent.
Paint the surface
Make use of a paint-sprayer, and have the paint spread uniformly to the back – right from the farthest end. It is smoother and more efficient to use High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) sprayer. In order to enjoy a smooth finish, apply a paint roller. Apply a light coating over the Pergola roof. Fill the gaps in. Let 4 hours pass to get the paint dried up completely. Then apply another coat of paint over the Pergolas Canberra roof. Let a night pass to get the paint dried completely.
That is how you paint Pergolas Canberra. There are more steps involved if you intend to go for more extensive painting, but a basic painting project actually goes like this.