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As we mentioned earlier, the best time to paint is during the early summer months and early fall, depending on your locality. Stick to these timelines if you want to end up with a smooth finish. .
You should paint the outside of your house when temperatures are above 50 degrees. You’ll want to avoid rainy weather and high humidity, so the best times of year in most places are spring or fall.
Wow! I had no idea painting was so expensive! I guess I just haven’t painted since I was young, and of course I was unaware of cost at 12, ha!
So you’ve decided to go the DIY route, and paint the interior of your house yourself. But where do you start? Which part of the house you should paint first?
When u paint trim and body color the same what type of paint did u use for each? Flat, semi-gloss etc?
Rollers are made from fuzzy material that puts more than paint on your walls. It is important that you remove any debris, such as loose fibers, from the roller.
Begin by prepping your wall as previously discussed in this article. While the wall dries, double-check that you have enough paint to cover the wall with two coats to ensure even coverage.
When it comes to color temperature, SW Iron Ore registers on the cool side with slight blue or slate gray undertones. Pair it with a neutral white siding color like Pure White or Alabaster for a beautiful, crisp contrast. If you prefer Benjamin Moore, a comparable shade is Wrought Iron (2124-10).
Nolan Painting provides a written two-year warranty on all exterior painting. We want our customers to be completely satisfied with our work.
In addition, Alabaster is an off-white option that works well to modernize exterior brick and traditional clapboard siding. This classic color contrasts beautifully with darker toned roof shingles, navy shutters, black trim colors, or charcoal front doors.
There are surfaces that require extensive prep work. For instance, if there is excessive mold or severe peeling, you may need to designate a few extra days to remedy the situation. Therefore, it will be great to talk with an experienced painter to fix extensive issues before you can get started.
There is a lot of prep work that goes into painting. Patching and sanding costs $3.68 per square foot. Repairing cracks costs $0.30 per square foot. Drywall repair costs from $0.50 to $1 per sqft. Wallpaper removal costs between $0.30 and $0.80 per sqft. Cost To Prep For Painting Service Average Cost Patching and Sanding $3.68 /SF Stripping $1.91 – $2.38 /SF Re-plastering $200 – $400 Popcorn Ceiling Removal $1 – $2 /SF Power Washing $0.35 – $0.77 /SF Priming $2.63 – $7.05 /SF Repair Cracks $0.29 – $0.30/SF Installing Baseboards and Trim $2.60 – $4.74 /LF Drywall Removal and Replacement $1.65 – $3.62 /SF Drywall Repair $0.53 – $0.97/SF Cleaning Mold & Mildew $500 – $3,000+ Window Removal $32 – $103 EACH Window Replacement $163+ EACH Door Jambs/Hardware $21.50 /HR Moving Furniture $21.50 /HR Wallpaper Removal $0.31 – $0.77 /SF
For this step, you’ll need: A power washer or hose, cleaning fluid, and a scrub brush.
We started with primer over every surface that would be painted. The paint sprayer was prepped and ready to go. We sprayed one even coat and let it completely dry. The primer that we used was approved for both surfaces. One important technique to remember while spraying is to keep the spray the same distance away from the surface the entire time and to be cautious when overlapping areas. We really liked using the paint shield for areas that we hadn’t taped off. Since our paint/primer were both white, we just careful sprayed around the soffits along the roof line. We cleaned up the paint sprayer completely after the primer was applied and left the paint to dry completely (overnight).
Nigel asserts that much can be gleaned from a contractor’s website. Look for the following: Naturally you do not want to see any mention of lawsuits. You do want to see a proven record of past work, announcements of professional affiliates, perhaps even an interview for a the local paper or trade magazine. Look up the company on the EPA’s Lead Paint Certified database.
*Tip* Never pour more than a small amount of paint in your cut bucket. That way if you spill it, it won't become a huge mess. It also helps to keep a damp rag handy at all times to quickly wipe up any drips or spills.