Do-It-Yourself House Painting Project

Even though it is probably not easy virtually anybody can paint their own home. Depending on the circumstances, you will know how hard or how easy the painting project will be. If you make the time to do it, you can save a lot of money. It is best to employ someone to do the job for you, if you need to take off from your job to do it.

Wall Preparation

At some point, the coloring on your wall will start to peel or perhaps warp and look ugly. The only immediate option is to get a paint scraper and scrape off the peeling paint. If your house is really old, you may have several coats of paint, which will compound the problem. It is a much harder job if your previous paint was an oil-based paint. After you get your peeled paint stripped off, and scraped as best as you can, then you need to putty the holes in the wood, spackle the bare spots in the drywall, and next, sand it as good as you can. When you are done, then remove the dust and give it the chance to completely dry. Chances are you’ll want to let it settle for 24 hours before you start painting.

Dealing With Moisture

Aged houses may have problems with moisture build-up. When there is extreme condensation, a leak, or moisture building-up, the result will also be cracking paint. You will come across this typically in the bathroom, where mold and mildew will likely grow. Even though this is normally a bathroom issue, it could happen in other parts of the house. Should you have a leak or shrubs that are too close to your house, you will experience paint cracks. If your paint might be cracking as a result of moisture build-up, you will need a different solution. If it’s in the living space, you will need to come up with a solution that is one part bleach and three parts water to remove the paint and kill the mildew. If it is on the outside of the home, merely use the solution that accompanies a pressure washer.

You will also need to repaint in the event the paint on your home is fading. Such a thing happens usually outside the home where there is direct sunlight practically for the whole day. To reduce fade, don’t use bright colors like red for your house. If you want colors that feature prominently, try ones that are golden or with a ruddy tone.

To have your house looking nice, don’t ever let it get into that bad of shape. You need to keep it painted every few years, and immediately fix any leaks to get rid of the moisture.