As far as materials go, you’ll need paint and primer. How much you need of each depends on the size of your project and the material of your siding. On average, 1 gallon of paint will cover up to 400 square feet, and 1 gallon of primer covers about 250 square feet. Assume you’ll need two coats of paint.
A paint’s finish essentially describes how shiny it is. High-gloss and semi-gloss paints are the shiniest and most durable against water damage and the like, and they’re usually the most expensive options. .
House painting tip! Semi-gloss and high-gloss paints can be brittle and chip if not applied to the right surface or with the right preparation. Gloss paints can look amazing on front doors that have been kept in great shape from porches and awnings, but won’t look nice if your door has dings, cracks, or other blemishes. Professional house painters will ensure your home is prepped and painted properly so that your paint job looks amazing and lasts a long time.
It looks great! We have a small 1901 farmhouse we would love to paint white. Can you please share the paint and finish yo used for the house & trim? Thank you.
The following are Nolan’s general terms and conditions which are incorporated in each customer’s exterior painting contract.
Paint the siding before the trim, beginning at the top—fascia and eaves—and working down the wall. When painting siding, work from the top down. Orange Line Media / Shutterstock.com
I always say that the proper paint color placement is as important as the actual paint colors you choose, in both interior and exterior applications. Here’s an example of an exterior I recently specified colors for:
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You can contact a decorator or your local paint shop when seeking a color consultation. Shops will often offer the service along with a discount on paints.
When you contact us, we will ask questions to get an understanding of what you need done. For larger jobs, we’ll schedule a brief meeting at your home.
Our average exterior or partial interior project usually requires 3-5 days to complete. We follow paint manufacturer’s preparation and application methods to produce the most durable coating possible. We have developed a special treatment, unique to the south side of your home. This process focuses on removing any existing failed coats, applying one solid coat of penetrating oil-based primer, and back-rolling 2 coats of premium grade Sherwin Williams® exterior paint. Read more… Paints and finishes release low-level toxic emissions into the air for years after application. The source of these toxins is a variety of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which, until recently, were essential to the performance of the paint.
After you've picked your colors and done your prep work on the walls, it's time to apply some paint. But forget everything you've seen your fellow homeowners do on the popular DIY home improvement shows.
When painting a large space, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed, and not knowing exactly where to start. It’s almost inevitable that you’ll drip, spill or splatter, so it’s important to paint the room in the correct order. As a rule of thumb, we recommend painting the ceiling first, then the walls and finally the trim.
Factor in the temperatures at night as well since the paint will still be drying, and you want the temperatures to be ideal. However, if you are working with professional painters in your locality, they will advise you on the appropriate conditions and time for exterior painting.
You could try asking a question in online painting forum, but be aware that there is a lot of debate. Some say you should paint your trim before painting your wall colour, while others argue that it’s necessary to paint your wall first to get a clinical finish.
Before the pros can repaint the exterior of your home, they may need to do some additional work to get your house ready. This extra prep work will add time to the job, which in turn will increase your overall cost.
Note: That’s the square footage of the painting project itself, which isn’t the same as your home’s overall square footage.