We’ll be welcoming the year 2018 a few days from now. For some, this signals the start of home improvement projects like house painting. If you are among those who plan to revive, beautify, or just give your home a new look through a painting project, here are some rules that you need to follow to make sure that you get the results that you want.
Use high-quality materials – always go for top quality caulking compound, paint, and primer. When it comes to buying paint, you usually get what you pay for and that means buying expensive yet high-quality paint means it will last longer and look much better than cheap ones. If you want to hide some defects or irregularities in your wall, you should opt for flat finishes. If you are looking for durable paint then you should go for satin as well as semi-gloss enamels.
Don’t Skip The Prep Phase – paint is expected to adhere well to a surface provided that it is clean, dry and not peeling or flaking. Based on the state of the current trim and siding, it often means that you have to scrape and sand the surface before applying paint. You can start the prep work by washing the work surface using a hose, scrub brush, water, and detergent. Get rid of loose and flaking paint using a scraper or a disc power sander. You should also fill cracks and holes by using a putty knife as well as a wood filler. Let it dry, sand the areas again, brush the dust, caulk the joints, let the joints dry, and then apply the primer.
Beware of lead – although modern houses no longer have lead, the U.S. Environment Protection Agency warns of the health risks of working around lead paint. The EPA recommends that you get in touch with lead-safe certified renovation contractors for lead testing and removal.
Never skimp on coats of paint – start with a top quality oil-alkyd primer when you are painting on metal or bare wood for your base coat.
Know your skills – you have to be realistic about all things and that includes your Myrtle Beach house painting project. For example, you should not go for a DIY house painting if you do not have the time, skills, tools, and stamina to get the work done. Based on the height and size of your home, as well as the condition of the current siding, the preparation and painting work for your house can be a difficult and tedious task. You can always seek out the expertise of a Myrtle Beach painter.
Work on temperate weather – painting on hot days is not advisable as well as in the rain or during dusty and windy weather. Hot weather will cause the paint to quickly dry. Meanwhile, temperatures that go below 50 degrees may cause the paint to not adhere to the surface properly. On the other hand, dew or dampness can cause bubbles on surfaces. The best temperatures for a house painting job are between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you want your house painting project to be a success but you don’t have the skills, time, materials, or experience to get this done then you need to get it touch with an expert. Call MBHS Painting Services for your house painting needs.
MBHS Painting Services
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