Got a big house and the outside of it needs paint job right? But why to call in a professional and let him take off your bucks when you can do all by yourself by following these simple tips which we will talk in this article. But mind it painting a house is rather a very big deal and also needs much care, time and work to do perfectly. Outside of a house have many places that are to be looked upon respectively so that the painting process is done accordingly. Some places may be studded with dust, some may be rusted and some may be damaged and so on, so you need to focus on all of them.
Exterior of the house has many places so you need to clean every surface so that the paint adheres to them easily. The parts that got dust needs to be cleaned with brooms, wipers, or maybe even with detergent solution. The parts that are studded with plant or vegetative growth on them need to be taken care off. The parts that are rusted need to be sanded or dusted off with metal dusters so that the surface gets smoothened and prepared to paint.
Look out for damages
Always before starting such a big job lookout for any damage and repair them well before the start of the job as it will prevent further damage plus will also add life to the house and also make your work look perfect.
Before starting the work of painting if any area or part of the house needs priming do that so that the paint gets evenly coated and spread everywhere. Priming also ensures that the work is water proof.
Choosing a paint
After priming you may start the paint job. But if you want to skip the priming step you may also use synthetic water proof paint, nowadays many weather proof paints or weather coats are available in the market which lets you skip the priming step plus at the same time adds up life and weather proofing of your external walls.
For painting you may use brush or a roller, here spraying is not much recommended as it will make the work more tedious and tricky at times. So you may use varying range of brush and roller to easily do the painting job.
Tips to paint
While painting the exteriors start painting from the top as if you start from the bottom and as the work will progress you may damage your work yourself while mounting ladders or platforms near to the walls. While starting from the top you need an elevated surface to do so, for that you may use a ladder or scaffolds or raised platforms.
Using a platform may be good as you can carry all your painting tools and stuff with you and can do the job easily. While painting do one part at a time as it will ensure uniformity and help to complete the job quickly and easily.
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