This post couldn’t come at a better time! We are about to reprint our lounge after our toddler decided to do little Picasso crayon drawings on the walls, and discovering that the painter and decorator used the cheapest paint, it comes off with even a baby wipe! My top tip would be to use the most expensive paint you can afford, the cheap stuff just doesn’t hold up to day to day life with mucky little toddlers, this time I’m getting the Scrub proof paint! Tammi February 25, 2015
Of course, exterior house painting requires a bit of work and significant investment. If you are hesitant regarding whether the value of applying a fresh coat of paint on your exterior home is worth the cost or not, the answer is: YES, it is. .
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I found a great YouTube video channel on how to paint a house. It covered interior and exterior painting, and the videos were easy to follow. I watched a few other painters’ videos as well, because even the professionals do not all paint in the same way.
This was a really thorough and great post! Thanks for taking the time to share with us. Now I want to get to painting… amy February 25, 2015
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Once your paint is mixed, strain your paint to remove any impurities with a Trimaco bag strainer. This will ensure a smooth, clean finish.
Your ABC painter will work quickly to perform the desired services. We’ll make sure to clean up when we are done.
Painting can really add up so fast and be really expensive – but it’s interesting just how much money you were able to save. Plus, you learned so much and got a lot of experience that it’s probably worth it in the end. Jo February 25, 2015
When calculating your DIY painting costs, remember to factor in the materials you need for prep work in addition to the painting itself. That includes things like caulk and sandpaper. You may already own some of the generic equipment you need (such as buckets and a ladder), which would make your equipment costs less.
Factors that affect whether you can or should paint your house yourself include: 1) the condition of your home’s siding and trim, 2) your house’s height and size, 3) your abilities and stamina, and 4) your available time.
I decided earlier this year to get my house painted. I met with a few companies to get quotes, but was not impressed until I met with James. He took the time to assess my house, to explain the process, to show me his licensure and insurance, and then to provide me with copies of Yelp reviews and references. He was very professional.
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When to use a semi-gloss finish: A semi-gloss finish is best for painting garage doors, front doors, exterior trim, gutters, shutters, metal lamp posts, railings, and window sills.
One gallon usually covers about 400 square feet. For a room, calculate square feet by multiplying the length times the width. Do the same for the ceiling, if you're painting that, too. And don't forget the trim: multiply the length, in feet, by .5 for the width.
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