House Painting Projects You Really Can Do

Even though it might not be easy virtually anybody can paint their own home. Depending on the condition of the building, you will understand how easy the painting project will be. For those who make the time to do it, you can save loads of money. In the event you lack the time, but you have the money, you can hire a handyman or painting contractor to do it for you.

Simple House Painting

Ultimately the paint on your wall will start to peel or warp and look ugly. When this happens roughly all you are able to do is to get a paint scraper and scrape as much of the paint off as you can. If your residence is really old, it’s possible you have several coats of paint, which will compound the problem. You will have a tougher time when the layers of paint below are oil-based.

After the peeling paint has become stripped off, you need to plug any holes in the wood with putty or spackle parts of your drywall and sand it down as best you can. Upon having completed this process, wash off the dust and let it dry out. You may want to delay 24 hours before it dries completely.

Among the even bigger complications with older homes is from moisture build-up. Should there be unwanted condensation, a leak, or dampness building-up, the result will also be cracking paint and you may need to call a professional Paradise Valley flood damage restoration company. You will notice this often in the bathroom, where mold and mildew will also grow.

While commonplace in bathrooms, this concern can also occur in other parts of the home. Sometimes your home will have a leak, or hedges that are too close.

For those who have cracking paint caused by too much moisture, then you need to look for a different solution. When the paint cracking happens to be inside, you will need to make a solution of one part bleach and three parts water to stop the mildew buildup. For outside of the house, use the pressure washer and the pressure washer formula to clean it.

You will probably have to repaint if the paint on your home is fading. This generally happens outside when you have direct sunshine almost daily. To prevent this problem, avoid bright colors, or bold ones, such as red. If you want a bit of statement color, consider golden or ruddy tone.

DIY house painting will help to keep your home looking fresh and new. You need to take some time to repaint every few years and repair any leaks to prevent water damage and mold growth.

Bill Kelty
Bill Kelty

Mr. Bill Kelty has been providing specialty cleaning including water damage restoration in the Phoenix area for over 30 years. Bill is the "go to" guy for commercial or residential disaster cleanup services. ROC #298433