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The next option was using oil based primer. That stuff is not fun to work with. The fumes are not fun to work around (be sure to open windows!), and you can’t wash it off without using more chemicals. Fortunately somebody suggested we try bleaching the stains, which sounded a bit more feasible and manageable. So we tried it. Dawning coveralls and face masks, and armed with a pump garden sprayer filled with diluted bleach (mostly water with a couple capfuls of bleach), we attacked the stains. After a couple spray downs, the yellow started to disappear! For a couple of days, we misted the ceiling, waited a couple hours and repeated. Most stains were taken care of, the rest were dissolved enough to prime over. .
If your walls have spots that are hard to reach, painting will probably end up taking longer, which means you’ll pay more in professional labor costs. Elements that can make parts of your home less accessible include: Multiple stories that require a ladder to reachBushes or trees growing close to the homeComplex trim, windows, doors, etc., to work around
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It’s been a long journey! You’re finally ready to apply the first coat of paint. Start from the highest point of your house, applying the paint in straight, even strokes that follow the layout of your siding (vertical strokes on vertical siding and horizontal strokes on horizontal siding). Remember — less is more during house painting as a thick, heavy hand may cause drips or uneven application.
From square footage to room ceiling height, we’ll cover the most important aspects of average interior painting costs. Improovy’s painting industry experts created this handy paint cost guide to help take the guesswork out of painting your place.
Another tip! If you’re painting textured walls, even edge lock tape won’t always do the trick! You can put the tape on the wall and then go over the edges with a thin stripe or PAINTABLE clear caulking! One part will come up with the tape, the other stays on the wall under the paint, and keeps the paint from seeping under the edge of the tape. Just remember to keep it thin so you don’t see it on the wall! Hazel February 25, 2015
Where this gray paint shines is when you have decorative exposed brick or stone with cooler undertones on your home. Oftentimes, it’s rare to find a gray paint color that coordinates with these elements. Pewter Gray is the perfect deep cooler-toned exterior shade for the job. Combine this gray tone with wood accents and a dark blue or brown front door for a gorgeous modern exterior color palette.
You also might wish to try “self-priming paint,” which combines primer and paint in one can. Just remember that this is one of those times that you will get what you pay for, so choose a premium brand for the best result. How to Choose Colors for Home Painting: 1) Take Time to Assess Your Color Choice:
If you want part-time or occasional work, look for real estate investors who need a painter for a few days now and then, or offer your services to friends and acquaintances on weekends. If you see a fixer-upper being painted, stop and ask if they need help. Once you work with other painters, they can tell you who else is hiring.
So, why is it that virtually all exterior painting jobs seem to be done only in one season? Hint- It is because no one wants to feel cold outside!
One of the most frequently asked questions by our customers is, How often should I have the exterior of my home painted?
When painting trim adjoining siding, use painter’s tape to mask the siding. Remove the tape as soon as the paint sets-up.
Another tip to maintain an even finish when cutting-in is to hold your brush parallel to the adjacent surface then draw a 2' - 3' long paint line in one continuous motion about 1/2" -1" away from the edge, until most of the paint that was on your brush has released onto the surface. This will apply the paint evenly along the line, then you can immediately go back over it to bring your cut line closer to the corner without the fear of having so much excess paint on your brush.
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