When planning a painting project, there are many additional costs to consider beyond the basic interior or exterior job. There are many tasks that painters complete while they do the job. If you need any of them done, it’s important to know the costs so that you can factor any additional projects into your overall painting project.
We know, cleaning up is the least fun part of any job. However, clean up and proper disposal of paint wash out is an extremely important part of the painting process. Latex paint can simply be washed out of brushes with soap and warm water. Dispose wash out in a government approved area that will not seep into groundwater. Alternatively, invest in an environmentally friendly, paint wash out system. .
Stucco preparation typically involves cleaning the surface, patching pits, cracks, and chips with stucco patching compound, and removing any loose paint.
Drop cloths to protect furniture and floorsSurface protection board works well for hard surfaces such as countertops and floorsMasking film and masking paper are great for baseboards, windows, doors and cabinetsPainter’s tape for trim, baseboards, electric sockets or any other small, detailed space
Finally, it’s time to apply your paint! Here are a few tips for paint application:
To clean wood, vinyl, or aluminum siding, you will need a hose, sponge, stiff-bristle brush with extension pole, bucket, and mild detergent such as laundry soap or a TSP substitute. Scrub the surface with the soapy mixture, and then rinse it with clear water.
Exterior Colors Used In The Photo Above: Main Siding Color: Poolhouse Trim, Soffits, and Windows: Extra White (SW 7006)
A wooden deck needs staining, both for the aesthetic and to protect the wood from rot, pests, and water damage. You should restain outdoor wood every few years, even more often than most houses need repainting.
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Overall, high-quality paints with lighter shades last longer, especially if they were applied by pros in two or three coats. In regard to paint types, 100 percent acrylic paint is the best since it resists fading and last longer.
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If you still think of house painting only as a way to make your home look pretty, you are not using it to its full potential.
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Small rooms can appear larger if you paint them with a lighter or pastel color, says Hoffman. If you paint the trim and the walls the same color, you’re creating an illusion of larger space. If you have a large room that you’d like to appear smaller, try using a warmer or darker color to give the space a cozier feel. Lighter, neutral colors tend to photograph better since they make the room feel brighter.
Working from dry areas backwards into wet areas as you make your way across the ceiling, be certain that you're working in areas narrow enough so that you can maintain a wet edge at all times.
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.
Cost per hour of a master painter priming and painting a home with drywall and siding repairs needed