The lists above are by no means exhaustive, but they should give you an idea of when you can or can’t get away with skipping that initial step. And, as you may have figured out already, in the majority of cases it is a good idea to invest the time in a coat of primer. In fact, it may save you enough time and expense in the long-run to make it more than worthwhile!
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We started with primer over every surface that would be painted. The paint sprayer was prepped and ready to go. We sprayed one even coat and let it completely dry. The primer that we used was approved for both surfaces. One important technique to remember while spraying is to keep the spray the same distance away from the surface the entire time and to be cautious when overlapping areas. We really liked using the paint shield for areas that we hadn’t taped off. Since our paint/primer were both white, we just careful sprayed around the soffits along the roof line. We cleaned up the paint sprayer completely after the primer was applied and left the paint to dry completely (overnight).
If you think you won’t have the time or skills to complete the job, you can consider hiring a professional. Professional painters will do all the hard work for you.
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Now that your exterior is looking fantastic, it’s time to refresh door frames, windows, window wells, pillars, and other trim work. Choose a mold and mildew resistant exterior trim paint in a satin sheen.
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amazingly thorough and well written post! I’ll definitely bookmark this for the next time I’m doing a major painting project. thanks Josh! thorne garnet February 26, 2015
When to use a flat paint finish: If your home has older wooden siding, or you need to conceal siding imperfections, flat paint can be a good choice.
I have a similar situation where I feel we should have painted everything all one color to unify the look….we used a semi trans weathered gray / bleeching oil and I think it looks too bland….
Painting the exterior of a 600 square-foot tiny home can be a much easier task than taking on a 3,000 square-foot, two-story home. Take your home’s size into account as you assess the home painting project’s time and labor.
At that meeting, we will gather the information we need to provide you with an estimate. Our inspector will: Take a look at the area you’d like to be painted Ask you about your desired colors and finishes Find out what your budget is Answer any questions you might have
While tipping house painters is neither expected nor required, you may want to do so, especially if they exceeded your expectations in any way or went above and beyond for the job. How much? Some advocate tipping 15 to 2o percent, but on a $5,000 bill, that adds up to a whole lot. I like this advice I found in a Washington Post story better: It recommends a $10 to $20 tip, plus a glowing online review. “Even better than a tip, however, would be to give the painter a positive review on Yelp, HomeAdvisor or similar websites. And consider providing breakfast (coffee and doughnuts) or a pizza lunch for the crew.”
Hiring an interior decorator costs $50 to $200 per hour for designing and overseeing the painting of a home. Interior designers help choose the perfect paint colors to create a welcoming environment.
The Five Star Painting website is well arranged with separate homepage segments providing different kinds of information, including why the company is the best in the market. Both the header and footer provide valuable links to the company’s profile and how to reach out via phone and social media platforms.
Unpainted redwood, cedar, and cypress siding have the charm of natural color and texture. Instead of painting these, most homeowners prefer to finish the woods with a clear or semi-transparent stain. Beneath paint, these woods have natural resins that may bleed through the surface finish, so they should be sealed before painting.