From time to time the exterior of a house will need to be painted. The following are some of the tools and strategies which may be used to get the job done.
Paint should be purchased before the painting has started. The desired color(s) should be decided on in advance. How much paint is needed depends on the size of the area of the house to be painted. Also, keep in mind that if the exterior wall has a trim of a different color, then a second color of paint might be needed.
Before beginning to paint there are other considerations to keep in mind. One of which is clothing. Old clothing and old footwear should be worn. At some point, paint will end up on clothing. Another thing to consider is wearing eye protection because the painter will be looking upwards when painting the exterior of the house and strips or flakes of old paint could fall. Therefore, wearing eye protection is recommended.
Because we dealing with exterior house painting, be certain to check for and remove any wasp nests or the nest of any stinging insects before beginning to paint and/or before climbing a ladder.
The paint can then be poured onto a paint tray. A paint roller can then be dipped into the paint to begin painting.
If the exterior of the house is high, the paint roller can be attached to an extension pole. If the extension pole cannot reach the upper regions of the exterior wall then a ladder might also be needed. Purchase more than one paint brush and more than one roller if more than one color will be applied to different areas of the exterior wall.
When doing exterior house paining a ladder might be needed. Make sure that the ladder is sturdy and that it placed on firm and even ground. If necessary, also consider getting a ladder with a hook so that a can of paint can be hung on the ladder. Also, consider a ladder with an attachment on which a paint tray can be securely seated.
As previously alluded to, remove any wasp nests or stinging insect nests before going up a ladder and/or before beginning to paint. Additional considerations when painting are to have a wet piece of cloth which can be used if any paint drops on an area on which paint is not wanted. In such an event, the area should be wiped immediately.
If any areas require greater accuracy, a small paint brush can be used. The paint brush can also be used for painting close to the edge tape (mentioned earlier). A paint brush can also be used in hard to reach areas such as crevices and corners.More than one coat of paintAfter the area has been painted, wait for it to dry then give it a second coat of paint.
Paint from top to bottom. Be careful that the coat of paint that is applied does not drip down the wall. If there are any areas where the paint is balling up and dripping, then quickly smooth it out by painting over it before it dries. From time to time the exterior of a house will need to be painted. This article mentioned tools and strategies which may be used to get the job done.
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