What is house painting?

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Painting is a low-cost, quick, and effective technique to enhance the appearance of a home. This is the most basic way of adding worth to a house if it’s going to be put on the market. Having a well painted house can keep its new look without needing a lot of maintenance. House painting is not just the simplest way to make a house look good but also can help you save money, because it can give you a well protected surfaces. One important thing is that a home should make a person feel safe and comfortable, that is why painting plays a great role in our environment. Different colors and shades can make a relaxing, pleasant, or lively ambiance.

Want to give your house a new look but you’re on a tight budget and can’t afford to pay a professional painter? No need to worry, here are some important tips on how to paint the interior and exterior of your house like a pro:

Want to give your house a new look but you’re on a tight budget and can’t afford to pay a professional painter? No need to worry, here are some important tips on how to paint the interior and exterior of your house like a pro:

Choosing paint     Paint has a variety of sheen, it can be   latex   or   oil-based  . But most people choose latex paint, because of its longevity and it’s easy to clean up. It is also fade resistant and it dries quickly. However, oil-based paint works great as priming for real wood moldings and trim because it protects the wood from stains and knots better than latex. Oil-based paint is more durable than latex but it dries longer. You also need to use turpentine or paint thinner for cleaning up.  You should also consider the   sheen  . Always remember that glossier the paints are easier to clean up. For areas with high traffic, like kitchen and playroom if you have kids, opt for high gloss sheen because you can easily wipe out the wall stains.    Semi-gloss   which is considered as a common alternative to high gloss can also be a great fit for bathrooms and kitchen, it’s easier to wash out and it’s less shiny than. When it comes to price semi-gloss is cheaper than high gloss.  If you walls has a lot of dents and dings you can use a   satin   sheen because it’s really great in covering up. Don’t use a glossy paint for walls with dents and dings because it will just draw more attention to it. Satin finish is more appropriate for walls with pocks, divots, and scrapes because it draws the light in and tricks the eye into seeing a more even surface. Satin sheen have a satiny smooth finish and could also be used in kitchens, baths and hallways.  For walls with lots of imperfections, you should use a   flat     or   matte     paint. One coat is usually enough to help you get away with imperfections. But the downside of this type of sheen is that this doesn't go well with good cleaning and tends to show more dirt so this sheen works well with rooms that doesn’t get lots of fingerprints and dirt on them.  The most popular sheen is   eggshell  , can hide imperfections just like flat but eggshell is easier to wash, it’s also more durable and has a smoother texture. It seems to have best of both flat and glossy characteristics, so it recommended for most rooms.    Ceiling flats     which is specially made for ceilings, this has extra spatter-resistant characteristic, this doesn’t have sheen and the best finish to hide surface imperfections.

Choosing paint

Paint has a variety of sheen, it can be latex or oil-based. But most people choose latex paint, because of its longevity and it’s easy to clean up. It is also fade resistant and it dries quickly. However, oil-based paint works great as priming for real wood moldings and trim because it protects the wood from stains and knots better than latex. Oil-based paint is more durable than latex but it dries longer. You also need to use turpentine or paint thinner for cleaning up.

You should also consider the sheen. Always remember that glossier the paints are easier to clean up. For areas with high traffic, like kitchen and playroom if you have kids, opt for high gloss sheen because you can easily wipe out the wall stains.

Semi-gloss which is considered as a common alternative to high gloss can also be a great fit for bathrooms and kitchen, it’s easier to wash out and it’s less shiny than. When it comes to price semi-gloss is cheaper than high gloss.

If you walls has a lot of dents and dings you can use a satin sheen because it’s really great in covering up. Don’t use a glossy paint for walls with dents and dings because it will just draw more attention to it. Satin finish is more appropriate for walls with pocks, divots, and scrapes because it draws the light in and tricks the eye into seeing a more even surface. Satin sheen have a satiny smooth finish and could also be used in kitchens, baths and hallways.

For walls with lots of imperfections, you should use a flat or matte paint. One coat is usually enough to help you get away with imperfections. But the downside of this type of sheen is that this doesn't go well with good cleaning and tends to show more dirt so this sheen works well with rooms that doesn’t get lots of fingerprints and dirt on them.

The most popular sheen is eggshell, can hide imperfections just like flat but eggshell is easier to wash, it’s also more durable and has a smoother texture. It seems to have best of both flat and glossy characteristics, so it recommended for most rooms.

Ceiling flats which is specially made for ceilings, this has extra spatter-resistant characteristic, this doesn’t have sheen and the best finish to hide surface imperfections.

Choosing colors   If the house is for sale or you are planning to put it on the market you should use white or off-white color for the walls. In this way the buyer can easily cover it up with any color that they may like. At the same time this will give the rooms a brighter and cleaner look.  But if you are just painting to change the feels in your home you can take advantage of the hundreds of paint selections and brochures at the local stores. Talking to a salesperson about various color schemes for the look that you want. The best rule of thumb is to always keep in mind the color wheel. Color that are next to each other on the color wheel like red and orange are analogous to each other this will allow one color to stand out than the other. Colors that are opposite to each other like orange and blue are complementary to one another and will play off nicely with each other. If you want to create a subtle and soothing look better choose colors of the same shade. A small room can look larger and airy when painted with cool colors such as blue, green or purple. If you want a vibrant appearance you can choose red, yellow or orange. You can also vary the warmth of a color buy choosing their muted shades like pink, buttery yellow or peach. Warm colors have cools one considered as their complementary colors and cool ones also have their warm complements.

Choosing colors

If the house is for sale or you are planning to put it on the market you should use white or off-white color for the walls. In this way the buyer can easily cover it up with any color that they may like. At the same time this will give the rooms a brighter and cleaner look.

But if you are just painting to change the feels in your home you can take advantage of the hundreds of paint selections and brochures at the local stores. Talking to a salesperson about various color schemes for the look that you want. The best rule of thumb is to always keep in mind the color wheel. Color that are next to each other on the color wheel like red and orange are analogous to each other this will allow one color to stand out than the other. Colors that are opposite to each other like orange and blue are complementary to one another and will play off nicely with each other. If you want to create a subtle and soothing look better choose colors of the same shade. A small room can look larger and airy when painted with cool colors such as blue, green or purple. If you want a vibrant appearance you can choose red, yellow or orange. You can also vary the warmth of a color buy choosing their muted shades like pink, buttery yellow or peach. Warm colors have cools one considered as their complementary colors and cool ones also have their warm complements.

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Surface Preparation

Before painting you should make sure that the surface is well cleaned wash with household cleaner if needed like detergent. Make sure to remove loose paint or rust with a steel wool, wire brush or sandpaper.Use fine grain sandpaper with sand glossy surfaces and wipe it with a tack cloth. Make sure areas that are not to be painted are covered as well as the furniture.

Priming   This is the preparatory coating before painting the surface. Priming helps for proper adhesion of paint to the surface. Priming increases paint durability, and gives additional protection for the surface being painted. Learn about the    proper priming    and its    benefits    .

Priming

This is the preparatory coating before painting the surface. Priming helps for proper adhesion of paint to the surface. Priming increases paint durability, and gives additional protection for the surface being painted. Learn about the proper priming and its benefits.

Topcoat   It gives a resinous seal to the intermediate coats and the primer. This is the front liner when it comes to defense of many coatings against aggressive agents. It serves as initial barriers to the environment, resistance to chemicals, water and weather also gives a pleasant appearance to surfaces. You also need to learn    when to use topcoats   .

Topcoat

It gives a resinous seal to the intermediate coats and the primer. This is the front liner when it comes to defense of many coatings against aggressive agents. It serves as initial barriers to the environment, resistance to chemicals, water and weather also gives a pleasant appearance to surfaces. You also need to learn when to use topcoats.

Painting Clean Up      Proper clean up after a painting job    is the last and final touch, cleaning the area and the surfaces will give the house it perfect new look. Make sure all the drips are wiped out before it dries up. You can use a cloth with mineral spirits or paint thinner.

Painting Clean Up

Proper clean up after a painting job is the last and final touch, cleaning the area and the surfaces will give the house it perfect new look. Make sure all the drips are wiped out before it dries up. You can use a cloth with mineral spirits or paint thinner.