House Painting Tasks That Can Be Done Yourself

While it does take a bit of hard work, painting your house is something most people can do. If your house has not been painted in awhile, you know that a painting project can be a challenge. So long as you have plenty of time to do the job, it will save you money by doing your own painting, and prep work. You’ll want to hire someone to do the job for you, if you have to take off from your job to do it.

After years, the paint on your wall is going to either come to fade or peel. The sole immediate option is to have a paint scraper and scrape off the peeling paint. If you have a well used home, chances are that you have layers of old paint underneath your current one. This is a more difficult job if the previous paint was an oil-based paint. After the peeling paint has become stripped off, you must plug any holes in the wood with putty or spackle parts of your drywall and sand it down as best you can. Once this is done, wipe off the dust, and give it time to get completely dry. You really should delay 24 hours before it dries entirely.

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Older houses may have a problem with moisture build-up. Should there be unwanted condensation, a leak, or moisture content building-up, the result will also be cracking paint. It is typical within the bathrooms where there is extreme moisture along with mold and mildew. Even if this is generally a bathroom issue, it can happen in other parts of the house. Water leaks could cause paint cracks along with shrubs that are too close to the house. When your paint is cracking as a result of moisture build-up, you will need a different solution. If it’s in the home, you will need to make a solution that is one part bleach and three parts water to remove the paint and kill the mildew. If it is on the external part of the house, you simply wash it with a pressure washer and the solution that comes with it.

Additionally, you will need to repaint in the event the paint on your home is fading. It could occur inside, but it is basically caused when exposed to the hot sun. In order to avoid fading, don’t use bright or bold colors like red. If you want a bit of expression color, check out golden or ruddy tone.

Invariably you should strive to keep your home seeming fresh and new. Do your utmost to keep the paint on your home looking vibrant and stop any leaks from damaging your paint job.