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I’ve been painting homes for over 15 years and I think you’ve nailed it: PREPPING. Most DIY’ers and home owners have little to no knowledge about the amount of time and cost it takes to prepare a project prior to painting. Your Article did a Great job in explaining some of the procedures that are necessary for a truly professional paint job. All to often the prepping is weak or non existing. As you pointed out, covering badly stained walls or ceilings with a coat of Kiln is probably not enough. Just wondering how many hours were spent in the prepping of your project? Great details and information. House Painting NY April 07, 2021
Thank you for sharing these tips, Josh! My boyfriend and I are about to embark on a major re-design of our condo and I am not looking forward to all the painting prep work. It does make a huge difference if you do it right though! Stacia February 25, 2015
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Hey, folks. It’s Josh. I’ve been super busy these past couple of months working on our HFHS project house. As we mentioned in our last update, the house is coming along, and we can’t wait to share more with you soon. We’ve learned a LOT while working on this project! One task we recently completed was painting all of the interior. A lot more goes into painting than you might guess, so I thought it would be fun to share a thorough breakdown of everything we encountered and learned as we painted this house. If you have any big painting projects in your future, I highly recommend you check out some of these tips and lessons we learned so hopefully your project goes smoothly.
Next you have to coordinate access to certain areas including unlocking doors or entry access for a bit. Lastly, coordinating the work with your neighbors that share the stairwells and hallways of your building is always a great idea before the job begins.
They were punctual and professional plus very kind to my children (even though I am sure they were a hassle to work around).
Kelly Brothers Painting did a superb job on our home. Way beyond my expectations. Highly recommend them. If you want more info call Alisa at Kelly Brothers and ask for my phone number. Bill Humphrey. Incline Village
There is no formal training or education program required to become a house painter. Most residential or commercial painters learned their trade on the job. The skills required include a steady hand, upper body strength and no fear of heights. Many people who enjoy this work have an eye for colors and can appreciate the aesthetics of a space.
This year, blues and grays are in. Other neutral colors like cream, beige, and light green are also popular, especially among homeowners, and brown is always a good choice for those interested in darker hues. Keep in mind that while it’s fine to get creative, you don’t want your property to clash with its surroundings, so it’s best to stick with tried-and-true favorites for exterior painting.
Stucco preparation typically involves cleaning the surface, patching pits, cracks, and chips with stucco patching compound, and removing any loose paint.
Brush back and forth to spread the paint evenly on horizontal siding or, for vertical siding, up and down.
Make sure you prime the entire wall after patching holes and cracks with filler. If not, the finishing coats will absorb into the repairs differently that elsewhere on the wall and result in a blotchy, uneven finish.
Thanks for sharing. We are working on my mother in laws house this summer and will have lots of painting. Good key pointers. Sophie February 26, 2015 tina nymann February 25, 2015 Hanna Lei February 25, 2015 Amanda February 25, 2015
As a secondary source of income and because we really enjoy the process, we purchase and renovate old houses and then resale them. We do most of the renovations ourselves, but we have a team of professional painters who provide house painting services on the exteriors of the homes.