Paint a House Exterior? How to do That

You don't need to hire a team of professional for Paint a House. You can ensure you home's beauty and style anytime by doing it yourself with a few simple steps and the right tools. Keep few these steps in mind before you begin your exterior house painting project.

Preparing to Paint a House;

You must first remove house items such as shutters, planters, mailboxes, house numbers, outdoor furniture, hoses, light fixtures, etc. Also be sure to protect the items that can't be removed or any bushes by covering them with used cloths. Then also put used cloths under the spaces you want to paint. Afterward, be sure to power wash, overhaul if there are holes and cracks, and put primer in all surfaces prior to painting the exterior of your house.

You are ready to paint then if the primer coat has dried and all your preparations are complete. Remember to blend your paint thoroughly before you start painting. Continue to stir the mixture during use. Start with the body of the house or what they call the "Fascia".

In starting your exterior house painting project, you can paint with a roller, a brush or maybe both. Rolling can save you time but you would still need to use a brush for doors, corners and trim.Paint a House

Brush Painting:

Dip the third of the bristles of your brush into the paint and tap it lightly against the inside of the can to load your paintbrush. Don't drag the brush' bristles across the lip of the can so that this will remove excess paint.

Use long and smooth strokes with your brush when you apply paint. It has been applied too heavily or not brushed out enough if paint gathers along the horizontal edge on clapboard surfaces. Take note that you should brush oil-based house paints back and forth several times for a well-spread and smooth coat.

Latex paints require less brushing because they dry out quickly. Too much brushing can cut deep brush marks into the paint film. Apply the paint generously with one or two back strokes and then leave it to dry when you use latex paints.

Roller Painting:

In permeable surfaces, like masonry and stucco, applying paint with a roller works well. It is ideal for flat surfaces, yet rollers will not fit into inside corners. It will often deposit too much paint on the edges of outer corners.

If using a paint roller, you must dip your roller in the paint tray. Rolling the paint roller back and forth will remove any excess paint. It is overloaded when it drips as you pick it up. Use long and even strokes then roll in different directions to coat the entire surface. You must then use one stroke when you finish painting.

Trim Painting:

The last area you paint should be the trim. Start by coating your window sash and door paneling. Then paint the sills, window frames, and door trim after.

By using the proper tools correctly, you will achieve a professionally painted home that will last long and resist all types of weather.


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