If you just bought your home, it is hard to know when it was last painted. However, you can try to inquire about the paint job to plan out when your house might need a repaint job. The quality and type of paint used, how many coats were used, and the color used, all have an impact on longevity.
Design Tip: Exterior Painting! Dark exterior walls absorb 70-90% of energy from the sun, a good choice in places with harsh winters. .
Yes! Good point Jenn, wrapping the brushed does help so much. Do you watch shark tank? Those guys made the paint brush saver containers, that was such a good idea.
Hi! Thanks for putting all of your projects on here – I refer to them often! I have a quick question on this one – we’re getting ready to spray our brick house and we’re not sure how to deal with the roof. Did you cover it at all? Or were you just suuuuper careful not to overspray onto it? June 4, 2021
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Learning how to properly paint can make your projects turn out beautifully. Follow the preparatory steps—don’t skip the details!
It’s important to do your research and get multiple quotes before choosing your painting professionals. That way, you can better understand what to look for in terms of your painter’s experience level and overall rates for your specific project. Generally, painting contractors charge in four ways: per sq.ft. of space painted, per hour, per day, and per room. These rates tend to stay fairly consistent whether you are painting your home’s interior or exterior. Let’s take a closer look at each of these methods and how much the average cost for a professional painter will be for your project.
Do you need to paint the exterior of your home? Not sure where to start? Remember, if you have waited for the visual indication that the paint is starting to wear, you have already waited too late. Contact us and let us take a look. All of our quotes are free of obligations!
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
Wow Great job! love the blue door too and the wood porch ceiling. We bought a lake house that is painted dark chocolate brown. It helps hide dirt, but its so dark and depressing. We are looking at getting new siding (the type that looks like Cedar shakes but is actually Cement fiberboard) Anyway I could send you pictures? I am thinking of going with a Khaki tan color on the shakes, and white trim and my favorite color Wyeth Blue from Sherman Williams. Also do you have a Pintrest board for exterior paint colors? Thanks, youre the best Kristie! Love love what you do! Yes, check out my Exterior Colors Pinterest board here: http://www.pinterest.com/thedecorologist/exterior-paint-colors/
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The longevity of your paint job can also differ greatly based on the surface. Here is a breakdown of how often you’ll need to paint the exterior of your home based on the surface type: Brick: every 8 – 17 yearsWood siding: every 3 – 7 years (or 4 if it’s stained)Aluminum siding: every 5 yearsNew or mixed materials: every 7 – 12 yearsStucco: every 5 – 12 years Factors That Will Ruin Your Paint Job Sooner
Work in the paint by brushing perpendicular to the grain, and then draw the brush in line with the grain to even and properly align the finish.
The average cost to paint a living room is $600 to $2,000. Prices depend on the size of your living room and the height of the ceilings. Painting an attached dining room or large hallway costs $300 to $1,000 more on average. Cost to Paint a Living Room Size Average Cost Small (200 SF) $600 – $1,000 Average (320 SF) $900 – $1,600 Large (450 SF) $1,200 – $2,000 Cost To Paint A Kitchen
Since this blog is primarily about transitioning from oil paint to latex, we will not spend a lot of time covering additional prep such as caulking cracks or putting nail holes.
If you can’t paint your house without exposing yourself to the possibility of falls or injury, hire a pro. It isn’t worth the risk. Either way, it pays to get three bids from painting contractors. That way, you can roughly calculate your savings if you do the job yourself.