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Leading tips on how to paint your house like a professional designer

If it’s that house painting time of the year once again.

The dreaded time to get the beyond your home smartened and cleaned up up, but there are a few things you truly need to know, so we create a few of our finest top ideas and decorating suggestions for you.

Whether you have actually done it previously, or want to paint for the first time, these essential techniques and tips will assist you achieve an excellent finish, and do it securely too.

Painting your house is NOT an easy task and in a lot of cases, we would recommend calling a decorator or wall finishing expert, but if you expensive trying yourself, here’s a few tips from house painting master Guy Alexander Bell, to make this years painting job that little bit simpler!

The following suggestions relate to painting the BEYOND your house, not the within, although there are probably one or two of my suggestions that are relevant to both activities.

Plus we likewise take a look at the possible RISKS associated with handling a large home improvement job like painting your own house. Further down the page there are some scary statistics on mishaps whilst doing DIY.

If you are on this page asking “should I paint my house?” I would recommend you check out on …

Remember keep in mind maintaining preserving character of your house will be something that you should consider before you start the project and if your home is listed noted in a conservation preservation, they may might certain restrictions on what colour you can useUtilize

Anyhow, here we go, our top 10 tips to get the beyond your house painted.

 

1. Plan the operate in advance of painting!

This may seem incredibly apparent to everybody but you would be surprised how many individuals stop working to prepare, and after that obviously strategy to stop working, so document what you are going to do, it assists you FOCUS!

You do not have to sit down and compose an essay, simply some rough notes on one side of A4 paper will be sufficient.

Note any repairs or flaking paint you need to take a look at, make a list of stuff you will require (Don’t forget to buy the paint itself!), and perhaps also work out how much you prepare to invest in this.

2. Prepare yourself to paint!

Another thing people do not seem to do is to prepare THEMSELVES for the work ahead.

Painting a house is NOT the same as taken a seat in front of the telly with a cuppa, it takes hard work and if you do not make the effort, it will either not get done, or will look dreadful.

The painter in the image above has prepared themselves and knows the value of scraping down old paint and likewise covering the flooring. It is not simply the painting that needs preparation, YOU DO TOO.

Ensure you have enough dust sheets or old blankets to utilize, so you don’t wind up painting the outdoor patio and your yard too.

Make sure you are able and physically prepared to carry out this work as it does require endurance, and if you are not used to climbing ladders, familiarise yourself with safe use.

Make certain also you use overall or old clothing as many exterior paints and wall finishes, especially water resistant ones, or damp evidence paints, will NOT rinse of your clothes.

3. Get the products required to paint.

Time and time again we become aware of individuals starting their decorating in earnest, just to discover that in the middle of painting an elevation, an entire wall like the gable end, they lack paint!

Ok, another trip to the Do It Yourself store yes?

On the other hand that wall you half-painted is now drying, so when you return, and carry on, once the entire wall is finished, you will see a shadow or a rough line where the 2 different cans of paint were used. DOH!

PRO SPECIALIST TRICK: The only way you can be sure, if you are not sure about how much paint to buy, is, after you shaken all of the cans of paint (with the cover securely on!), AND THEN put each one of them into a brand new big tub with a sealable lid and after that mix them all together.
Then just dispense the paint you need from the bigger container.
This likewise saves waste and that suggests IT SAVES YOU CASH!!!!!
That way, you will not get brush lines, or shadows in your repainting as this can occur quite often, especially with darker coloured paints.

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As a rough guide, these are the sort of things you will require.

  • Some paint (!). Select the very best masonry paint you can afford.
  • Brushes and rollers of numerous sizes.
  • Dust Sheets, tarpaulins or old bed sheets.
  • Paint slimmers, brush cleaner and turps (Handle with care).
  • Scrapers, wire brush and assorted hand tools.
  • Sweeping brushes etc for keeping the area clean.
  • Gloves, hat and any protective products.
  • Masking tape and possible masking paper too.
  • Old clothing and rags for cloths.
  • Sandpaper, putty (if applicable) and filler.
  • Action ladder, ladders and access devices. (see listed below).

Oh, and… Make certain you have all ladders, tools, brushes that you need BEFORE YOU START!

This ought to be basically all you will require however bear in mind, we are discussing PAINTING a house here and not preparing a house or fixing it.

TOP IDEA: Do NOT buy inexpensive brushes to save money as they generally shed their bristles which can ruin your paint task and take two times as long as with a good quality designers brush, SO YOU WILL END UP WASTING MONEY!

4. Clean the walls of your home prior to painting.

With time your house, specifically if situated beside a road, will pick up dirt, grime and dust, in addition to plant pollen, sap and leaf mould.

You need to NOT paint over this, even with simply primer, since paint won’t cure it, won’t clean it, and also paint, as soon as finished, will look terrible if you have actually painted over dirt.

If you clean up the walls ahead of time, and enable to dry, your overall paint surface will be better.

That sort of dirt build up is normally simple to find, nevertheless for the best painting job, you require to CLEAN UP the exterior of your house.

This will get rid of any friable or loose material on the wall.

If your walls reveal indications of mould and green development, they might be concealing a wet problem within the walls, so if you are unsure, get somebody experienced to look at it PRIOR TO you apply the paint.

This also applies to the condition of the surface itself. If the wall to paint has cracks, this could be a sign that your wall requires re-rendering, and this is recommended prior to any painting is done.

If your house has a great deal of gunk then utilize a power washer, but just the type that is used to clean your car or driveway with, like the fella in the image below, which was a painting pebbledash task we carried out in Dublin.

5. Spray the paint instead of brushing, its much quicker.

OK, this is the sort of thing we do every day, however if you have not done this before, and are only using masonry paint, you CAN spray it for a much quicker job, however there’s a couple of things you require to know prior to hand.

To prevent the spray going where you do not desire it to go, you must mask up areas that you do not desire the paint to go to.

Keep in mind when you spray paint, you develop a great mist, which with the tiniest gust of wind, or with the sprayers lack of experience, that fine mist can cover not only your windows, however your automobile too, and your better half’s valued rose bush!!!

PRO PROFESSIONAL SECRET: If you see in the picture we also laid dust sheets down, and then paper as much as the moist course on the ground.
Why? Since not only will this tip **** save you about two days of cleaning up **** afterwards, its just professional, easy as that. ACT like a professional if you desire to paint like a pro!

6. Tips for preparing the wall for paint.

Quite just, most of any house painting task is the preparation in advance. ONE DAY that you invest in preparation, will conserve you a minimum of THREE DAYS of work and tidying up afterwards.

The wall requires to be ALL SET for the paint, so you require to look at any fractures that need filling, maybe old render that has left from the wall and is hollow, and get rid of mould, dirt and grime from the walls.

Sand down any rough bits on the walls and woodwork and fill in any fractures, holes and bumps.

If you require time in preparing, and you don’t need to be a professional designer, you will CONSERVE time and MONEY when you paint.

Painting your home yourself is CHALLENGING and is fraught with danger.

Every year, and not just here in the Dublin, thousands of people get eliminated, or at best, hurt themselves by falling from roofs, scaffolding and ladders.

It’s so easy if you are not used to paint a house, to stand back to admire your work, forgetting that you are on a ladder 3 stories up… Painting a house from a ladder, specifically a high house is frequently not a great concept for the beginner painter so check out the yellow pages for a trusted scaffolding business.

You would ideally discover one with trade accreditation and one who can reveal you their accident book (a legal requirement) and likewise proof of insurance.

Beginning the painting.

OK, first of all, now you are ready, and ready, I indicate mentally, not simply prepared as in “I just invested a load of cash down at the Do It Yourself shop” and you are ready to start painting.

You must have currently chosen the colour, and agreed with the other half that this is the proper way to set about it (!) and have moved away items that clutter around your house as remember this is now a WORK AREA and needs to be dealt with as such.

Make sure that all preparation is done!

Preparation, as we spoke about earlier in the text, is vital if your paint task is to last for more than a couple of months.

Flaking paint needs to be removed, hollow rendering needs to be arranged, rotten wood requires replacing, missing out on window putty requires to be done, and any mould or algae requires to be removed too.

This is informing you to get a male in instead if by this stage you do not feel confident! It might in fact conserve you cash as an appropriate decorator will be able to the task in a few days that would take you numerous weeks.

When you are confident that all is well, you ought to start at the TOP of your home and work down (NOT the other way around), ideally using scaffolding.

7. Tips to accomplish the very best surface.

Another great time-saving suggestion is to do with the rounding off of the job AFTER you have actually painted the walls. When you paint a house, that is a large surface area, however what about attention to information?

The pro painter will spend a lot of time on information, such as cutting in to corners and alcoves where the roller didn’t reach, or making certain the paint has gone under the window cills, and right down to the DPC.

This will offer good, straight and cool lines down each opening, for a master surface whenever.

One pointer is to put a masking tape line around the window exposes, and make certain the tape trespasses onto the window frame by a couple of mm only.

Paint onto the tape carefully, making sure you do not get or raise the tape paint under it.

As soon as you have actually completed one line or area, thoroughly remove the tape, standing far from the window and pulling outwards. Dispose of the tape in a bag or you might discover that scrunched up ball of tape you chucked on the flooring will blow around and put paint splashes on the flooring.

There does exist a special painters tape, available from your local DIY shop, which is far better for this sort of thing, however more costly than masking tape.

TOP POINTER: For a real pro surface, do NOT buy DIY paint, go to your regional trade store and buy the trade equivalent paint. This is far better quality than DIY paint and will last longer, something the paint companies fail to tell the public.

Animals should be kept well away from any work you do, as the last thing “Rover” the Labrador desires when he is playing in the garden is his head to get covered in paint, or for him to think drinking your brush thinners seems like a good concept.

It’s the same with kids. You MUST tell them in no unsure terms not to go near the area or the paint you are painting.

Test your paint, and even your abilities, on an odd location at ground level, on a very little location to start with. Ensure the surface you are painting on is “sound” and of good quality, and your paint is well combined, and your brush does not shed bristles.

8. Paint when it’s cloudy if possible, it’s much easier.

Since of the low possibility of rain, many DIY painters incorrectly believe the best time to paint your house is mid summertime.

The best sort of weather condition to paint is not too cold and not too warm and without the sun.

This is because when you paint a wall on a bright day, the sun will shine on the wall and I ensure that the glare or reflection will impact your eyes, and individuals who do this every day end up with eye pressure.

Paint when it is cloudy and try and end up mid afternoon if possible.

If utilizing gloss paint or emulsion, wait until you are confident there is no chance of rain because the painted wall might end up experiencing a term not widely understood in DIY circles which is Surfactant leaching.

This is when ingredients consisted of in the paint becoming affected by moisture which then brings components of the paint to the surface, drying in a waxy film.

Do not get your paint straight from the tin you bought it in, utilize a light metal pail called a paint kettle and obviously for rollers, use the unique tray or lengthened pails (troughs) created to deal with rollers.

You can buy a paint kettle for at little as EUR1.50 (Toolstation) and for using paint with a roller, you require a paint SCUTTLE, which can be bought for around EUR3.50 from Wilco.com (below).

Some likewise have useful hooks to keep in put on the scaffold.

When you are not getting paint out of it, place the cover back on the tin.

Starting at the top, and using a roller, make positive strokes with a roller that has a great coating of paint but not too much so it drips.

Work the paint in well, not missing any bits, however remember a lot of house paint jobs require 2 coats of paint, so pay attention as you will be doing all of this two times.

Cut into edges and around doors and windows with a smaller brush.

9. “bolt-on” something else to end up the job off!

What I indicate is, if you are working outside, you may have discovered other things that need to get done too, such as a split window pane, missing out on rain gutter clips or an obstructed gutter, perhaps the garden looks scruffy?

With a perfectly painted house, you require to end up the job off, and it’s nothing to do with more paint!

Get any other problem areas repaired, or it simply ruins all the effort you take into painting the walls, the siding, the trim and any other location outside the home.

Tidy the garden, or a minimum of the area closest to the house.

This will finish it off well, sort of like putting a frame around a painting that you have actually bought from the shop. This can also earn you brownie points and maybe even a nice suggestion at the end if you are doing some painting for someone else.

10. Start at the top, and work down, for a great surface.

The last suggestion I will provide you today is to begin your painting at the top of the house, not the bottom.

This at first appears obvious but with the inexperienced painter may be lacking confidence they typically start at the bottom and work up.

We know this as quite often the eager Do It Yourself painter will start the task, understand he or she can’t complete it and then they contact NEVER EVER PAINT AGAIN to complete the work for them!

Why do you think that TOP designers are understood by that very moniker? TOP!

You must always start at the top, yes on the scaffolding or the ladder, and work downwards, even if just to be able to have the chance to paint over those splashes from your brush or roller whilst painting the top floor outside?

There is a method and a correct method to do practically whatever in life, and, offered you take heed to this collection of lovely basic suggestions, and use the technique properly to paint your house, you shouldn’t have any problems.

And the last remove

SECURITY whilst painting and designing is likewise of primary significance.

Do not take threats and do not use tools or chemicals that you are not familiar with.

Do not under estimate how major a job painting your house can be.

It is necessary likewise that I tell you that if you are not confident, and I don’t suggest incredibly confident as all of us have our fears and worries if we are doing something that we are not used to doing, however if you are absolutely scared stuff of this then do yourself a favour and work with someone else to paint the house!

Painting the exterior does at least require some planning and preparation but if you get it right, you can look forward to a good looking house … in the meantime anyway.

Decorators and painters need to go through a particular training duration before they are let loose on homes and organization premises, so bear that in mind when you start and don’t attempt to paint your house if you actually don’t have a hint or lack self-confidence as it is challenging.

IMPORTANT SECURITY GUIDANCE IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT PAINTING YOUR OWN HOUSE.

In 2010, ROSPA released the following set of data for Do It Yourself associated accidents:

Injuries from tools and machinery are approximated to represent 87,000 of the 220,000 DIY enthusiasts showing up at medical facility each year.

Ladder and stepladder mishaps send out 41,000 individuals to medical facility yearly– typically leading to a few of the most serious injuries and even death when people fall from high up.

Splinters, grit, dust, dirt and other particles result in another 60,000 individuals seeking treatment in casualty.

The most unsafe tools according to the Home Accident Security System (2002) are:

1. Knives and scalpels (21,300 accidents in the Dublin each year).

2. Saws (15,100).

3. Mills (6,400).

4. Hammers (5,800).

5. Chisels (3,900).

6. Screwdrivers (3,400).

7. Power Drills (3,000).

8. Axes (2,200).

9. Airplanes (2,100).

10. Welding Devices (2,000).

The leading ten Do It Yourself products to make sure with are:.

  1. Wood, chipboard and so on (29,400 mishaps).
  2. Paving/Concrete Blocks (21,200).
  3. Metal bars, sheets etc. (12,800).
  4. Nails (15,400).
  5. Bricks (8,000).
  6. Paint and paint pots (3,900).
  7. Glue, paste etc. (3,100).
  8. Screws and floor/wall tiles (2,500).
  9. Wallpaper (1,600).

Typical Do It Yourself mishaps consist of cuts from knives while cutting cable and carpets, slips with saws when cutting wood, paint dripping into eyes from pieces and ceilings falling onto hands and feet.

When they rush jobs or are tired, people frequently make mistakes.

Many individuals overstate their capabilities, for instance gas and electrical work should be left to the professionals, and the very same goes for embellishing.

Wise words indeed.
Long times, deciding to save a couple of quid by doing house painting yourself can seriously backfire on you.

Safe Specialist Painting and Designing.

A lot of Painters and Designers now have a lot more things to think about when it concerns the task they do.

In previous years, a painter and decorator would just turn up and paint what the consumer desired which was about it and some didn’t even clean up later on!

Nowadays there is a lot more work that enters into the task than just the painting.

Many of the conventional painters and decorators in some cases specialise in other locations of the embellishing service, such as painting really high buildings, applying hygienic finishings inside medical facilities, or painting in remote areas such as the North York Moors, Dartmoor or a Scottish island.

As soon as you have actually painted one floor of your home, move down to the lower level of scaffold and begin painting that elevation, once again, cutting in around windows.

You might want to momentarily put masking over the windows to avoid a fine paint spray or leaks on the glass panes if a slight breeze is in the air.

Back to the simplest bit to paint: ground level!

It’s always best to save the best up until last and this must be the easier bit.

Again, ensure that no one is around your home where you are painting and make certain you put “WET PAINT!” indications everywhere, simply to make it crystal clear. Ensure you have not missed any bits such as window exposes or behind pipe.

What to do after you have actually finished designing.

Anyway, you require to eliminate any masking paper you put up, if applicable, ensuring it doesn’t touch the walls when you remove it, and after that put it in a bin liner for recycling.

And depending on temperature and your regional environment, the paint must be dry the next day however make sure you do not put anything up against for a while it as it will scar the paintwork.

Tidy your brushes and roller with an unique brush cleaner you can receive from many Do It Yourself shops and after that store them away for another day.

We would suggest “DIALL” brush cleaner from B&Q EUR9.97 for 2 litres, will last you for ages.

Because not only will this pointer **** save you about two days of cleaning up **** afterwards, its simply expert, basic as that. If you desire to paint like a pro, ACT like a professional!

 

Guarantee you have not missed any bits such as window reveals or behind pipeline.

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