Home Painting Interior & Exterior

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Get to Know More About Home Painting

When it comes to home improvement, there are both interior and exterior areas that will have home painting implemented for stand out styles and themes. When it comes to the logistics of home painting make sure to get the right information so that there are no issues made from poor technique, skipped steps or doing work when conditions don’t allow for it. Ultimately, relying on a professional home improvement company for your home painting endeavors will ensure that quality is met. Until the time comes when you begin your projects, here are some general background information regarding home painting that may prove useful to you. 

Should I paint my house myself?

Home painting will require skill and stamina and usually isn’t a one-person job unless you wish to slowly get through it on your own. Ultimately a professional will have the time, crew, tools, and skills to do the work right. Another thing to consider is that different surfaces will require different paint, protocol, and technique. What’s more the depending on the size, height, and condition of your home, preparation and home painting will be a tedious and challenging job.

When should you paint your house?

Your home painting should be conducted every 5-10 years according to experts depending on several factors such as where you live, weather, climate and the previous paint job. Additionally, depending on the surface that was painted when to repaint will range differently. With wood siding for example you should paint it every 3-7 years and if it’s stained than every 4. 

What is the best time to paint house exterior?

The best time for exterior home painting is during the fall or spring when it’s neither too hot or cold. The best temperature range will lie between 50℉-85℉.

How do I prepare my house for painting?

You may be able to prepare you home for home painting by cleaning any surfaces free from dirt, chalk or mildew. After cleaning the house scrape off peeling or cracked paint, sand the surface for smoothness and prime the area. Areas that are to be painted should be clean, dull and dry. It you are painting the exterior of your home make sure to cover plants with plastic so that they’ll be protected. 

When painting a room where do you start?

When tackling a room with home painting it’s best to first start painting the ceiling and then the walls. Cover large expanses of areas, like walls, with paint before conducting more detailed work like repainting the trim. Keep in mind your pace when painting large areas as typically you’ll work more quickly which can result in overspraying, roller splatter, or periodic errant brushstrokes.

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How do you paint a room like a pro?

  • Prep: Clean surfaces and repair any defects.
  • Prime: Where needed, prime the walls and trim.
  • Caulk: Fill any gaps or cracks with caulk.
  • Ceiling: Paint ceiling first to prevent drips on walls.
  • Walls: Apply paint to walls using a roller.
  • Trim: Paint trim last to avoid roller splatter.
  • Cleanup: Clean brushes and rollers, remove drop cloths, and replace furnishings.

Can I just paint over old paint?

Simply painting over old paint with home painting can be achieved yet in order to get a better turn around, better adherence, and a smoother painting experience using a primer or sealer is the best method to use. If you are using a similar color you might be able to skip this step. Keep in mind that surfaces will build up grime, grease, or dirt and form cracks or punctures. Make sure to have surfaces cleaned, smoothened out, cracks and punctures filled. For cleaning some choose to wipe walls with a damp cloth yet this may be too time consuming for others. For cracks and punctures people use fillers. As such an easy method will be to apply one coat of primer as a base and then one coat of the new paint.

Do you need to prime before painting?

With finished walls a primer can be optional with home painting yet if the finish is glossy or covered in a greasy film than it is recommended. With old homes that have oil based paint, prime with latex primers to ensure that there will be better adhesion with latex topcoats.

Do ceilings need two coats of paint?

When it comes to painting a ceiling it will actually depend on the type of paint that you get. Most ceiling paints will require two coats of paint yet some are formulated to where you’ll only need one.  

Can I cut in one day and paint the next?

It’s better to cut in one wall with home painting then immediately roll out the wall before cutting into the next one. If you roll the wall right away when the cutting paint is still wet the blending will be better and it will reduce the chance of lap marks.

Get in Contact With Your Local Home Improvement Company

When it comes to home painting make sure to rely on the professional skills and services of your local home improvement company. Home painting can refresh the look of your home’s interior and exterior surfaces and provide a pop of color that will be aesthetically pleasing. Improve the design of your home with the attractive implementation of fresh home painting.

If you’re interested in skilled home painting in Long Island and Farmingdale, NY call (516) 986-3979 with All American Home Improvement Inc!