Detailed and fabulous post Josh! Thank you, and what a fab job you are doing with that house…erm, can we hire you to fly down and paint our beach house in Jamaica? 🙂 paul July 14, 2017 Laura Hager February 25, 2015
At a minimum I would recommend masking off the top of your baseboards. This will keep paint spatter (small dots of paint that fly off your roller cover) from speckling your trim. .
Having said that, preparation work or repair work can increase the price if you want the job done right. Prep work like patching holes, repairing cracks in drywall, replacing warped corner tape, and caulking gaps take time. However, theses tasks are essential in achieving great quality finishes.
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No need to make hundreds of expensive and embarrassing mistakes like I did either, in order to learn how to paint.
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These are some great tips for painting the outside of a home. Our home is old, and the color on its exterior shows it. I like how you talked about hiring a painter. I can see why asking for multiple references would be a good idea to see if the painter knows his stuff! CJ Holmskovec Sonali Patel May 24, 2018 Sara James April 24, 2018
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!
Allow the paint to dry, observing its color in both daytime and night. This will give you a true idea of what the color will look like on your walls.If you are unsure of the color, purchase a few samples and do the same. You might be surprised at what colors you actually like, and even more surprised at how what you thought was your favorite color on the swatch looks terrible in your home.
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Painting bedrooms is one of the easier painting projects that you can do in your home. However, this can turn into a more extensive project depending on the layout and total size of the bedroom. Notwithstanding, the average price to paint a bedroom can range from $360 – $600.
To remove any loose paint from a smooth stucco surface, use a scraper as discussed above. If the surface is textured, remove loose paint with a wire brush. Then, regardless of whether the surface is smooth or textured, give the stucco surface some “tooth” for new paint to grip by “scratching” it with a wire brush.
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Awesome post! I just wanted to add a couple tips about cleaning brushes that might be helpful. If you’re painting and are coming back for second coats later the same day, you can put your brush in a ziplock bag to keep it from drying out while you’re taking a break. When cleaning your brushes, use Murphy Oil Soap, it really helps to get the paint off and is eco friendly. You can even soak brushes in it and clean them later on if you’re a giant procrastinator like I am 🙂 I love following your progress with this house and am so stoked to see the finished product! Cheers and have a great day! Alexandra February 25, 2015 Jill @ Champagne for Everyday February 25, 2015
Use fine-grit sandpaper to remove the gloss from the surface you’re painting. You want to use sandpaper to remove just the glossy part, not all the old paint.
The quality of paints usedAmount of prep neededHow many coats are appliedSize of the space being paintedThe amount of protection needed to cover non painted surfaces and areas