Coronavirus is still widespread, and hiring someone for any job is risky. There is a definite lack of labor support in the market due to mass migration amid pandemic. People who can acquire DIY skills can get any job done at a lower cost while staying risk-free.
Painting exterior walls of your home
Do you know it is possible to paint the exterior of your home without any labor support?
With a little hard work and preparation, you can produce satisfying results. Here are a few DIY tips to follow while painting your home exteriors.
- Instruments and Accessories Requirement
Using peculiar tools will help devise a higher quality and safer job. Make sure you use the right scalpel and ladder for the job.
Pick the right quality roller and brush. Good quality instruments last longer and help make the task easier. Make sure you have used clothes available to cover areas that need to be shielded, such as the driveway, sidewalks, porches, patios, shrubbery, and decks.
- Preparing your surface
Surface preparation is a crucial step to presenting a quality, professional-looking job. All stained wood should be repaired. Use a putty knife, paint scraper, and sander to remove all peeling, flaking and blistering paint. Minor damage to wood surfaces can be fixed with a repair product from your regional construction supply store. I recommend using gloves, goggles, and a dust mask while sanding and scrapping.
- Picking up your paint
Please choose high-quality paint. Selecting a lesser quality paint may save you a buck now, but the future will be dark. A high-quality color is simpler to apply, more comfortable to maintain, and more long-lasting than the cheaper alternatives.
- Exterior Painting
Paint from the top down to duck falling paint on exteriors you have already painted. Start with the fascia, gutters, and eaves and work your way down the surface of the all. Using a 5-inch brush will make for a more comfortable, faster job. Check for and correct runs and drips as you go along.
Central walls can be painted with a roller, brush, or both. If you have a grooved finish, the grooves should be painted first. Paint the tracks in a 5-foot section and then brush or roll the flat surface before moving to the next segment. If you have lapped siding, paint the bottom of each lap in a 5-foot section and then roll or brush the flat surface before moving to the next segment.
- Painting the Exterior Windows, Trims, and Doors
I suggest using a 3 inch angled brush to paint the trim. Paint in line with the grain of the wood to achieve a smoother finish.
When you are tinting windows, paint the stiles, casing, fences, and then the sill. There is no need to mask the glass when painting a door or mirror. The paint should cover the glass by about 1/12 inches. Clean up any excess paint on the glass by covering a cloth over the end of your putty knife while the paint is still wet. Any color you miss can be easily cleaned up with a razor blade after it wilts.
Always clean your brushes thoroughly promptly after painting. The cleanup will be much simpler, and a clean brush, like a clean heart, will never let you down.