Although it might not be easy almost anyone can paint their own home. Based on the length of time you have lived in your house, and how long it has been since it was painted, you will understand how difficult the job will be. If you complete adequate prep work and you make the time, you will be able to save some money doing it yourself. You’ll want to bring in help to do the job for you, if you have to take off from your job to do it.
Paint won’t last forever, and eventually it will begin to peel and look horrible. When this happens roughly all you can do is to get a paint scraper and scrape as much of the paint off as you can. If you have a well used home, it is likely that you have layers of old paint underneath your current one. It is usually a lot more tedious if the layer of paint below was oil-based. After you get your peeled paint stripped off, and scraped as best as you’re able, 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. After you have completed this task, clean off the dust and let it dry. It is best to wait around 24 hours to fully dry.
On the list of even bigger complications with older homes is from moisture build-up. Paint will quickly crack if you have condensation as well as leaks. It is prevalent within the bathrooms where there is excessive moisture along with mold and mildew. Though typical in bathrooms, this issue can also occur in other parts of the home. Sometimes your home will have a leak, or hedges that are too close. When the paint is cracking caused by dampness, then you need to find a different option. As you probably will have mildew, and if it is actually on the inside, you will need a solution consisting of one part bleach and three parts water. If it is on the external part of the house, you merely wash it with a pressure washer and the solution that comes with it.
If the paint on your home is starting to fade, that is also a good time to repaint. This generally happens outside when you have direct sunlight almost daily. In order to avoid fading, never employ bright or bold colors like red. If you want some declaration color, try golden or ruddy tone.
You shouldn’t ever let your home get into bad shape. Do your utmost to help keep the paint on your residence looking vibrant and stop any leaks from damaging your paint job.