How to paint your house!

Painting is one of those truly satisfying jobs, because you can immediately see the results of your work. Plus, exterior house painting looks relatively simple. This is why so many of us decide we will paint our own houses.

Don’t think a good coat of paint will cover all flaws. You can do it yourself, but a bad patch job will stick out even when covered with a new coat of paint.

You can rent painting ladders. A proper painting “platform” makes it easier to reach all of the places in eaves and peaks.

Poor quality paint often requires more than one coat to cover. If you apply poor-quality paint too thickly, it will take even longer to dry. If you apply the second coat before the first is dry, your paint job “alligators”; it separates into pockets.

A professional painter always removes all old putty around window casements and in seams. This is how to paint your house and get a finished look. Caulk is cheap.

Covering up dirt, rather than removing it, is definitely NOT how to paint your house.

You should always paint on a shady side of the house, because a hot surface, or a hot sun shining on the paint, will result in blistering and peeling. If you are painting after a rain, the surface must be completely dry.

A pro would advise you that’s not how to paint your house. Painting walls can make a mess of trim that has been painted.

Don’t use a sprayer if you haven’t covered absolutely everything you don’t want paint on. You can rent sprayers inexpensively by the day, so that if the wind picks up, you can keep it for another day. The best advice on how to paint your house boils down to “the two Ps”: preparation, and patience.

The pros use high pressure washes to blast off peeling paint, dirt and mildew. Paint will simply not adhere to a dirty surface. Covering up dirt, rather than removing it, is definitely NOT how to paint your house.

If you paint over it, it will rapidly grow through the new coat of paint. You should always paint on a shady side of the house, because a hot surface, or a hot sun shining on the paint, will result in blistering and peeling. You will know you are putting too much paint on your paint brushes when you get an undulating, uneven surface. The best advice on how to paint your house boils down to “the two Ps”: preparation, and patience.

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If you paint over it, it will rapidly grow through the new coat of paint. Wash any molded or mildewed spots with bleach or a commercial fungicide.

To know how to paint your house, it’s important to know how not to.

You will know you are putting too much paint on your paint brushes when you get an undulating, uneven surface. More paint on the brush won’t make the job go any faster.

 

So you should have a better idea on how to paint a house!


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