For a professional-looking paint job, you need to do what experts do.
Here are top 9 things you should know before painting your house.
1. Time your Paint
It is necessary that you time your paint well. Select a dry time for painting. Don’t paint in humid weather or rainy season. Paint needs some time to dry. Humidity will not help the paint to adhere properly to the surface.
2. Quality First
It is important that you select a paint that has quality and lasts longer. Cheaper paint not only requires more coats but also peels away more quickly. You may also end up applying more paint to the house surface. Make sure that you are thinking long term while choosing the brand of the paint.
3. Clean and Sand
Paint doesn’t adhere well to rough or dirty surfaces. That is why you need to do some work before painting. Properly clean the siding and sand it. Our goal should be to produce a solid for the paint.
4. Primer is good
In the old days you had the option to use the primer before painting. It is still a good practice but modern paint technologies have combined the above two. i.e. the paint and the primer. These types of paints are expensive but they reap benefits of a primer and paint.
5. Combine Paint Cans
It would be really awkward if one the paint on one side of the house looks slightly different than the other side of the house. All the paint cans bought for painting the house can be combined into a big bucket to achieve uniformity.
6. Top to Bottom Approach
Streaks are an problem while applying paint on a wall. There are some procedural practices that would allow you to tackle this issue. One way is to apply paint from top to bottom. Working with the force of gravity means you will be smoothing out the streaks. A clear finish will be achieved by this approach.
7. Seal the paint
Paint tends to dry when it is in contact with air. So properly use a light hammering to close the lid shut. You can also use plastic wrapper to reduce possibility of spill over and to achieve airtight seal. This excess paint can also be taken to local hardware shop. They can use this paint for finding the exact match from their hardware shop.
8. Grit produces traction
To avoid slickness on the steps, use grit i.e fine stone and sand. This will add a bit of traction. There are also paint additives available in the market that can do the same job.
9. Prepare your surroundings
If you have decided to paint your house then be careful about the dips and the stains. Move or cover up any home appliances, furniture, grills, carpet etc. After securely covering the items with newspaper or drop clothing you will be ready to paint you house like a pro.
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