Rolling, on the other hand, is better for more detailed work. It involves using rollers to manually apply the paint, so it’s more difficult and will take longer. Labor rates for rolling are usually higher than for spraying.
Here’s the “before” of the beautiful new build in Franklin, TN, where we chose a paint color palette for both the exterior and interior.
You’re likely excited to pick a color and see your room come to life, but like all of our paint advice, we want you to always consider prep first. An older home usually requires a different approach to prep than a newer home.
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If you’re going to vacate your place for the duration of the work, make sure to take the essentials with you. For a project that will take multiple days, make a packing list so you don’t forget your toothbrush, chargers, clothes, entertainment, etc.
If you're painting your ceilings you'll want to paint them before you start the walls. Using your brush, cut-in a straight line where the ceiling meets the walls or, if there's crown molding, where the ceiling meets the trim. If you're also painting the walls and/or crown molding you can actually overlap the paint onto the adjacent surfaces since you'll be covering it up later. Make certain you keep your brush wet to avoide any drag marks on your finish caused by dry bristles.
Primer does not, however, help you skip the step of cleaning the walls. Cleaning the walls is still a very important step, primer or not.
So, let’s jump directly into applying the paint. By now your surface should be de-glossed, clean, and primed.
When you paint your house interior, don’t forget about your interior trim! Your home’s baseboards, doors, window trim, cabinets and other decorative wood details take the most beating inside your home. Aside from simply wanting to change the color of your trim, you will find that trim inside rooms with high foot traffic will show more signs of wear and chipping than those that aren’t frequently used. Most people tend to repaint home interior trim every 2 to 4 years depending on where the trim is located.
It’s very important to prep a room before you paint. This includes movie all the furniture/covering it, and filling in nail holes.
6. Paint other exterior features. Remove the masking tape and use a small brush to paint the trim, windows, doors, soffit, fascia, and any other features that need a fresh coat.
After you’ve cleaned your surfaces, take the time to protect the with these products:
Properly maintaining your home is extremely important. If you want to properly maintain the exterior of your home, don’t wait until you see paint flaking before you consider hiring a painting contractor.
The fact of the matter is, you can’t expect professional results without the correct preparations. The raw materials used in premium exterior house paints will most likely last longer than caulked joints. The improvements for caulks and other sealers are well needed.
Interior paint should last five to ten years. With regular light dusting and gentle cleaning, its lifespan will tend toward the latter. Addressing stains or any signs of water damage as soon as possible is key to maintaining both interior and exterior paint. If you find water damage on your exterior paint, you may want to inspect the gutters and downspouts. A yearly inspection and gutter cleaning may prevent paint damage down the road. Regular maintenance of your exterior paint should also include cleaning, touch-up painting, and trimming trees and bushes near the house to ensure proper airflow.
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