Guest Author - Rose Mary
House painting, whether it is interior or exterior, is not a very difficult task. However, if it is your first time or if you still find it difficult, you can use some of these tips. The reason why a lot of people find house painting hard is because it is a skill and therefore, it requires some experience. With that, the things that you will learn from experience are provided for you in this article.
When painting your house, take note that different approaches and materials will be needed for different parts of the house. Different types of paint are to be used on cement, wood, and areas that are most commonly exposed to moisture such as the kitchen or the bathroom. Here are tips for some of them.
Wood is one of the areas of the house which you will have to maintain often, since it is the one surface that is weak and can wear out easily. With this in mind, you will have to paint it with something that will preserve its durability. When doing this, some people will start by applying a protective layer of material such as primer before applying another layer of paint.
What is important here is that the wood that you will paint must be in good condition. Double check for termite holes and cracks. If the wood is quite old, then you will need to have that part of the house replaced. Having wood of poor quality defeats the purpose of repainting it, which is to restore this part of the house to its original glory.
Most parts of your house, especially the walls are most likely made of cement or plaster. You will have to take a few steps to repaint walls correctly. First of all, you must clean the surface. Make sure that the area that you will paint is free of dust or any visible amounts of dirt. After that, check for cracks and holes that are in the walls. If you spot any, fill them with your preferred filler. Fillers usually come in fiberglass or plaster.
When the filler has dried, smooth the edges with sandpaper. After this is done, you are now ready to apply the paint. Applying a primer first will create a better surface for the paint to adhere to.
After you have painted the ceilings and the walls, you are now ready to paint the door and window frames, cabinets and doors. The first approach is quite similar to how you would paint other parts of the house. You must first check for any irregularities such as holes and cracks. For doors and cabinets, check the hinges and make sure that these objects are fully functional before you apply paint.
With these house painting tips, painting your house should be much easier. Doing it correctly the first time will make the job go faster and it will last longer.