Painting a home’s exterior is a fast, affordable way to dramatically change its appearance. Paint can be applied to almost any siding, so it’s a versatile option too. On wood and fiber cement siding, paint is more than just aesthetic. It also protects the siding from moisture damage. The downside of painting is that it must be repeated every three to ten years depending on climatic conditions where you live and the type of siding beneath. The upside is that it really freshens up a home and gives you the opportunity to change its look more frequently than with other exterior options.
Most of the time a hollow sound can be heard if tapped on it. This paint must be scraped off, or new paint is surely to fail in record time, no matter what quality you have purchased, having exterior painting done recently. .
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Painting a bathroom is one of the easiest painting tasks you can have done. Accordingly, surfaces in bathroom walls, ceilings, and trim are typically easier to access. Not to mention much of the paintable wall space is taken up by backsplashes, showers, and tiles in this room.
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If you only have one side of your home with peeling paint, take the costs above and divide them by 4.
Labor only application rate is 60 to 100 yards per day, depending on the type of walls and the type of pattern.
When preparing for an interior paint job, it’s critical to take the time to prep your space and materials. Avoid costly mistakes and spend time protecting your surfaces and equipment. Here are just a few painting project preparation tips:
Now areas are scrapped, it is time to spot prime bare wood. Rarely do we see complete exteriors needing priming, as siding rarely cracks, peels, and flakes off. However, if siding paint has worn down completely, complete priming is the best defense. Trim paint is the first areas to fail on most exteriors, given primers were never used originally. Bare wood where old paint has been removed, is where primers are important to spot prime, usually brushed on by hand.
Pro tip: If your community has a social media page, ask for recommendations, and do a “drive-by” to see the completed job in person. If you do decide to DIY, follow these 14 house painting steps: Step 1: Give your home’s exterior a good cleaning.
Lastly, some larger apartment complexes require proof of insurance and workers comp to work in the building along with adding the association as “additionally insured”. It’s always a good idea to check if your building has any requirements or detailed work procedures before hiring a painting company.
As far as materials go, you’ll need paint and primer. How much you need of each depends on the size of your project and the material of your siding. On average, 1 gallon of paint will cover up to 400 square feet, and 1 gallon of primer covers about 250 square feet. Assume you’ll need two coats of paint.
With over 20 years of experience, we at D & D Painting have spent enough time working with different materials in different styles under different circumstances to know exactly what is needed for every job. From residential interiors to industrial coatings, we've done it all.
wow – I’ve never done any sort of intense painting like that before (as a renter) but it just goes to show that there is so much to consider that I wouldn’t have thought of. Thank you for laying out these steps like this!
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