Of course it takes a lot of time on the job to become a really good painter, but not all jobs require that fine touch. If you work with someone who does have years of experience, you’ll be corrected when you err, and painting mistakes can almost always be corrected (learning how to fix them should be one of your priorities).
For exterior painting jobs, you may have to deal with a few repairs beforehand. For older homes, damaged siding can make or break a painting project. Whether you have a small crack or a large gaping hole, it's important to have a professional deal with it before you begin painting. Most siding contractors will charge between $40 and $75 per hour to repair house siding. .
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Ah, the age-old question: do you really need to use primer before tackling your exterior painting project? Is it worth it, or is it just an extra step designed to eat up even more of your precious Saturday afternoons?
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Finally, you need to paint the walls around you. This step is by far the easiest, and many people find it to be the most fun. To get the paint into the wall you could use a brush or a spray, but the best idea is to get a roller. First, dip the roller into some paint and make sure each side of it is evenly covered.
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ProjectCostShutters (louvered vinyl or wood)$40 - $70/per shutterSoffits and Fascia (140 linear feet)$140 - $420Eaves (140 linear feet)$140 - $420Gutters and Downspout (140 linear feet)$140 - $560Exterior Door (8’0” x 3’6” vinyl exterior door)$150 - $350/per doorPorch (10 - 20 ft. long x 12 - 14 ft. deep)$240 - $840Deck Staining (14’ x 18’)$550 - $850Trim (500 linear feet)$800 - $1,500Garage (detached two-car, 360 sq.ft.)$1,000 - $2,000Fence (1,000 sq.ft.)$1,000 - $2,500Siding (1,500 sq.ft.)$2,500 - $7,000Roof (1,700 sq.ft.)$2,550 - $4,250Stucco (two-stories, 2,000 sq.ft.)$3,000 - $5,000House exterior (1,500 sq.ft.)$3,500 - $7,000
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If you're renting, ask for your landlord's permission and if they would be willing to help with the cost.
The second thing that we needed to do was prep the walls for paint. That required several things:
In fact, water-based paint is more environmentally-friendly. It’s not considered hazardous waste. Just make sure you purchase an acrylic enamel if you are searching for comparable durability of oil.
For example, a high gloss paint will highlight imperfections on the surface of older walls. Or, the wrong paint (and poor prep) on brick and ornamental trim can make the job take longer.
Is your home's exterior starting to lose its luster? As the first thing people see, your home may need a rejuvenating paint refresh! Find out the 6 signs that will tell you if it’s time to call our CertaPro Painters team.
As a top-selling Behr exterior paint color, Polar Bear 75 is a classic cool white tone with a hint of warm-ish pink undertones. Accordingly, it works well as a trim color to bring out natural wood tones and pops against brown trim.
If you have any precious heirlooms that will need to be relocated for the job, it’s a good idea to take care of that yourself; hire a moving specialist to handle anything heavy and irreplaceable.