It’s not simply because the walls have been fully painted that a painting project can appear intimidating. Before you can begin painting, you must complete a number of stages. In this post, we’ll talk about:
Assemble your tools
- Paint trays, brushes, and rollers
- a set of wheels (optional)
- brushes of different sizes (for cutting in)
- Masking tape for window and door openings and trim work. Using a lot of paint when painting the entire house is a smart idea. For an average-sized house with an average number of windows and trim pieces, we advise using 5 gallons. Although 5 gallons is the very minimum advised for most homes, you can do it with less. When buying in bulk, be careful to buy quality paint as well, because if you don’t get your money’s worth. Doing big tasks like this one would just be a waste of time.
When selecting paint for your home, you have a lot of colour options. You should get two or three shades that closely match the colour of your walls right now if you want the greatest effects. In case you need to make repairs later. You might also want to buy one or two colours that are a little deeper and/or lighter than the hue of your walls right now.
If you’re unsure of whether colours will go well together. Experiment with alternative pairings before buying paint by combining small amounts of the colours in different containers. you find the one that you like the most sounds!
Choose a wall and begin there
Choose a wall to start with after deciding on the exterior color. The best wall to choose is one that is difficult to see from the street or from any other viewpoint, like your front door. By doing this, when observers see the house, they won’t know what colour it is!
You should avoid painting directly next to the kitchen window because there is too much risk of dripping paint getting on food and into mouths. In addition to choosing a wall that won’t be visible from public areas. At mealtimes, we definitely wouldn’t want our family munching on paint chips!
Remove all light switches and outlets.
You must take the outlets and light switches out before painting the walls. It is important to do this because, once painting begins, there will be no way to access them without endangering the paint job.
Checking to see if they have any damage at this time is also a good idea. It is better to replace them now if they are loose or broken in any way rather than wait.
On the edges, use painters’ tape
Any painting project at home requires painter’s tape. Before you begin painting, you can use it to cover the wall margins, cover outlets and switches. Protect your walls from paint splatter.
Make sure you employ it properly! If not, the entire wall will need to be redone.
Use stairs for the walls and ladders for high ceilings.
A ladder is an important item while painting the outside of your house. Use a stepladder to paint the highest areas of the home. An extension ladder to paint the lower portions. But take caution! in order to use ladders safely.
- If you slip off the ladder, use a harness or other body support device to stop your fall.
- As you move higher up in your home with the paint supply, keep both hands firmly on it at all times (and never carry more than one gallon of paint at once).
- Ensure that everyone close is not completely distracted with their own work and is aware of what you are doing.
Use extension links for your rollers and brushes.
Purchasing a paint roller with an extension link will allow you to reach high spots. If you are painting your entire house. This will help you avoid some tedious efforts and speed up the process. Use a brush, for example, if your bedroom requires painting and there are numerous high corners that need touch-ups. Use a paint roller instead of just a brush if your wall or ceiling has edges along the top where it meets another surface, such as around windows or entrances. This will ensure better coverage.
Before applying a second layer, let the first three walls dry.
Wait at least 24 hours before using the next coat after you have finished the first three coats. It is advisable to wait 48 hours if you are painting a space with a lot of furniture. For instance, you should definitely wait 72 hours before applying another coat of paint if your living room has high ceilings and a lot of furniture (like couches).
Before it dries, use a rag to wipe up any smudges on the edges
- To fix any mistakes on the edges and to wipe up any spills on the furniture, door, or floor before it dries.
- To fix mistakes, use a clean rag and paint thinner. If there are only a few small areas where you need to apply some water. You can also use a brush moistened with water. Useless soapy solutions will cause the paint to bleed, so avoid using them!
- If you don’t fix all of your errors before they dry, they’ll be challenging to hide.
Make sure you have everything before you begin.
Before starting, confirm that you have everything you need by performing the following:
- Check to see if you have enough paint. Especially if your project is large or has numerous delicate elements, you should get at least twice as much as you would need. However, use high-quality items from a well-known brand rather than just buying any old paint. (like Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams). even though they may be more expensive than less expensive options. The quality difference makes them a sound investment.
- Make sure you have enough time to do your project without hurrying or taking shortcuts.
- Make sure your tools are sharp and ready-to-go! Some things that may help. Electric power tools like drills, sanders and saws; ladders/stepladders; drop cloths/tarpaulins
These are simply some fundamental rules to remember when painting a house. If you’re looking for a fun weekend project or something to do this summer. This is your chance because the best way to learn is by doing it.