Exterior Painting

Frequently asked questions

 

  Do I need to wash my house before I paint?

Yes. Surfaces must be clean before painting. Thoroughly wash with a house cleaner and water solution, making sure to remove any and all mildew. Rinse and allow to dry.

 

Can I paint over aluminum/vinyl siding?

How much paint do I need?

How do I apply the paint?

How do I paint shingles & shakes?

How do I care for freshly painted surfaces?

I have never painted the exterior of my home before....?

What conditions are best for painting my house?

What tools do I need?

What is the proper way to use spray equipment?

 

 

 

Painting tips & tricks of the day


Masking knots before painting
Knots in finished wood will appear sooner or later after painting. Before painting, seal the knots with a lacquer. It is the only liquid sealant that will efficiently seal in knot resin, without discoloring the finishing paint.

Choosing the right paint texture
Each paint finish has its own properties. The more matte the finish, the more it hides imperfections and uneven reflections, but it's less washable. The glossier the finish, the more washable it is, but also the more sensitive to imperfections and it will mask less efficiently. In order: glossy, semi-gloss, pearl, eggshell, satin, matte. Semi-gloss is best for hall walls and for windows and frames; use matte on ceilings and satin and pearl for the rest. Kitchens, bathrooms and basements have their own antifungal paints.

 

House Painting Tips & Ideas


Home Painting Techniques

Painting is one skill which could only be mastered if you truly understand how the medium, that is the paint, could be utilized. You have to learn how to control the paint itself and then master its usage...
 

Appliance Painting Tips

Many people have different tastes in colors. Some prefer the black and white color scheme to give their home the look of simplicity and contrast, while there are also others who prefer a more colorful approach in painting their homes...
 

Bathroom Painting Ideas

Your bathroom is your secret world so there is a need to keep this special room clean and fresh. Not all people have brilliant ideas when it comes to painting their bathrooms. In fact, a lot of families don’t give much attention to their bathroom’s appearance...
 

Bedroom Painting Ideas

When you start your day, the first thing you see is your bedroom. And, when you end your day, the last thing you see before you go to bed is also your bedroom...

 

Color Ideas For Interior Painting

The main element in painting is color. The different color of paints gives life to any room whenever it’s applied. It is therefore important to choose the right color for each room of your house. Interior painting is a job for the professionals, but did you know that with a little knowledge in the colors used for interior painting,

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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