Fayetteville Painters

Instructions For Your Home Painting Project

You do not get to invest to paint your home very often. Finally when you have allocated the budget and hired professional Fayetteville painters for the job, you must go that extra mile to see that the job is done well to give the best value for your spending. The following instructions for your home painting project will help ensure best looks and will see the painting job last for more years.

Inspect the siding
Walk around the home exterior that is to be painted. Make note of the holes and cracks in the siding that need repair. Make a list of items that have to be removed like gutters, vent flaps, screens, drain pipes, and house numbers.

Measure the surfaces to paint
Measure the areas on the home that have to be painted. Subtract the areas of windows and doors. Also, take into account the smaller items that have to be painted like the railing, cupolas, gables, and the eaves. Measure the door trim and windows if they need a separate color of paint. Now go about calculating how much paint you will have to buy adding up 10% more paint to cover wastage.

Repair the major issues
Before getting started with the painting job, you must fix the problems in the exterior siding like replacing the broken siding, fixing the decayed or split window trim, replacing the damaged corner trim pieces, and rectifying the damaged foundation masonry.

Remove the loose paint
Inspect the existing paint surface closely and remove the bulging, flaky, and weak paints. For this purpose, you can use paint scrapers indifferent sizes and a heat gun.

Clean the house thoroughly
Though it is a tedious job to clean the house by hand, this can produce the best results. Many professionals use pressure water for the purpose. While cleaning, the spray must be set to the widest. Start from the top and clean downwards in horizontal rows.

After the house is cleaned and dried, take care to mask off the windows, lights, doors, and everything else that will not have to be painted.

Caulk, patch and then paint
Load the caulk gun with caulking tube, squeeze the caulk into the minute cracks and around the doors, intrusion paints, windows and vents. The caulk must cure for more than two hours. Use wood filler or wood putty to fill nail and screw holes. On patched areas, apply primer. Get started with painting once the preparation above is done well. Use sprayers, brushes and rollers as appropriate. Leave the paint to dry for a day and then paint the window and trim.

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