Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Exterior Painter

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Painting The Exterior And Inside of Your House   by Johan Monarrez

Painting the inside of your home:

Painting the interior of a home can appear to be a frightening task, but with planning and preparation, it could be accomplished quite easily and effectively. One of the first decisions that you might be required to make is what colour or colours you are planning to use for your project. When deciding the colour scheme there is certainly things to keep in mind for example when you are painting so that you can sell the home, or if you are painting for your own needs. If you are going to sell your house or flat, you will probably aspire to stay with using a more neutral palette of colours than if you are doing this for yourself.

The next decision you will be required to make about your choice of paint is the type of finish you would like. Paint is available in many different finishes including flat, eggshell, semi-gloss and gloss, and depending on the room or rooms you are painting, each has its rightful place in painting. Flat paint is best at hiding any imperfections and works great on ceilings. Eggshell or possibly a semi-gloss paint should be used in rooms that will will need the reflection of light as well as the washability afforded with these finishes. The trim around doors, windows and baseboards along with the kitchen and bathroom are nomally painted with either a semi-gloss or gloss finish paint because these areas require more frequent washing.

Other supplies that you will require include brushes, rollers, paint pans, ladders, tarps or other covers etc. When purchasing paint, paintbrushes and roller covers, the main thing to keep in mind is to buy the best quality you can possibly afford. Quality in these items will certainly affect your finish of your project.

Once you have finally made your choice on colour, finish and type of paint (oil or latex based), and purchased your other materials you then get to everybodies least favourite area of the project, which is, the preparation. Move out as much furniture etc. as you can from the area to be painted. Repair holes, cracks and other defects and mask or tape off areas as needed, such as windows etc. Cover floors and other items with protective sheeting and gather all of your supplies and place them into the centre of the room that you are about to be working in.

Always, always, begin your painting with the ceiling, followed by the walls, and finish off by painting the trim last. When painting over a similar colour you may get by with one coat, but you may have to paint two coats in order to achieve the finish and durability you require.

Painting the exterior of your house:

When the weather starts to become warmer outside, you may realize that you can't put it off any longer. It's time to start that exterior painting job you've been intending to do. If you aren't a very experienced painter, or you are not confident with your abilities, you might need a few tips and hints to explain the the best way to do it. So heres a few pointers.

If you have a hardware store nearby, make sure you use them. Many of these stores offer free suggestions and advice. It is important that you get the right tools and supplies, and it will give you a good advantage if ou get all of the tips you possibly can before making these purchases. Once you have all of the required supplies for your specific project, it's time to begin picking out your colours. Again, feel free to rely on your local decorating shop for assistance in this area as well.

The next step to tackling your project would be to find a point when the weather is warm with the lowest chance of precipitation. If you attempt to paint when the weather is too hot, the paint will dry too quickly and show lines and result in a poor quality job. Without special formulated paint, painting in crisp cold or muggy warm weather can lead to longevity issues down the road.

If you are working on a fence or shed project, make sure the grass is trimmed down low enough to access the full project and clear all debris. Once your area is completely cleaned, it's time to prep the area. Generally, you will require to begin working your way from the top of your project working down. Depending on the material or colour you're painting, you might be required to use a primer.

It is important to stay focused and never let yourself be discouraged when working on large projects. Small errors along the way can nearly always be corrected. With an abundance of preparation and a great dose of patience, you will have that exterior painting job wrapped up in no time.

About the Author

I enjoy writing about my work, specifically the DIY projects I carry out around my home.

I have always had all of the properties that I own maintained by the same company, they go by the name of Electricians London. Over the years they have saved me plenty of money, just by giving me some very useful advise and help.
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