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Exterior paint, unlike interior paint, is exposed to severe weather conditions. Get high-quality paint for a durable finish. Low-quality paint may be cheap but will not last long; it is said that high-quality paints lasts twice as much as the duration of low-grade paint. Consider the following factors when selecting your outdoor paint.
Before work starts, do your part by clearing the area. It’s okay to ask workers for help moving a large bookcase, but first pack up all the books — and all your knickknacks in the room. Move cars from the garage, driveway or in front of the house so the painter can park a van full of supplies near the house.
Paint and primer will likely cost the same no matter where you live, but labor is another story. For one, hourly labor rates will be higher in big cities than small towns. Higher rates obviously make a higher overall cost of professional painting.
Masonry walls, including brick and concrete, can be painted. First clean them with a solution of TSP (tri-sodium phosphate) or a phosphate-free alternative. Wear rubber gloves and safety glasses or goggles while mixing and applying the solution. Rinse the area thoroughly.
Siding must be clean, dry, and free of flaking paint before you paint. If your home’s siding is in good condition, just wash it thoroughly. Sometimes, hosing it down is all that’s necessary; when doing this be careful not to drive water up under the joints where siding boards or panels overlap.
But you need to make sure you hire the right house painters or you might end up having even more headaches than doing the job yourself. Among other things, here are just a few questions to ask any professional painters that you’re considering for the job.
When it comes to painting your home’s interior, there are a number of factors that can affect the cost. Whether you’re moving into a new house or updating your interior with new paint colors, knowing the costs will help you make the right choice.
To answer your initial question, “how long does exterior paint last”, from several years of experience, the answer is 4 to 8 years on average in Raleigh, NC. But by painting your home correctly and practicing the proper maintenance and care, you can extend the lifespan of your paint job, and keep your home looking fresher for longer.
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• One or two stories? Painting one story may be within the scope of an ambitious homeowner. Two stories means extension ladders and scaffolding — probably contractor territory.
One gallon of paint covers up to 400 square feet, or the size of a bathroom. To paint an average bedroom, you'll need two-gallon cans of paint which cover up to 800 square feet. For a living room or several average size rooms, 4 gallons cover up to 1600 square feet. How Much Paint Do I Need? Room Size Gallons Average Bathroom (400 SF) 1 Average Size Room (800 SF) 2 Large Room (1200 SF) 3 Living Room or Several Average Rooms (1600 SF) 4 How Much Do Murals & Trompe L'oeil Cost?
The average cost to paint a stairwell, spindles, baseboards, and handrails is $15 to $30 per linear foot of stairway. Taller stairwells and hard to reach areas may require scaffolding and increase overall costs. Cost To Paint A Stairwell Height Cost Per Linear Foot 8’ – 13’ $16 13’ – 17’ $20 17’ – 19’ $24 19’+ $30 How To Budget For Entire House Painting
There are many things to consider and many decisions that need to be made when house painting. The home painters at Experts In Your Home have provided exterior painting service for hundreds of homes and help clients make the big decisions about exterior paint color. Our Experts help clients select exterior paint color by teaching them about different color combinations, how colors reflect styles and how to make a house look distinctive and fit in its surroundings.
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Following is a list of tools that are typically helpful. Most of these are sold at home improvement centers or online. If you don’t already own or want to buy some of the pricier tools, you can often rent them. Garden hose with high-pressure nozzle Stiff-bristle brush with extension pole Bucket and detergent or TSP substitute Drop cloths, plastic sheeting, and painter’s tape Hook-blade paint scraper and molding scraper Wire brush Respirator, dust masks, and safety goggles Putty knife and 5-in-1 tool Work gloves and latex gloves Stepladder and/or extension ladder Disk sander or random-orbit sander and sandpaper Caulking gun and caulking compound Paintbrushes (see below for information about selecting) Paint rollers and extension poles 5-gallon bucket with roller grid Paint sprayer* (see below) Select the Right Paintbrushes