Work in the paint by brushing perpendicular to the grain, and then draw the brush in line with the grain to even and properly align the finish.
Sooner or later it will make a difference if the paint was thinned, cheap paint was used, the surface was not repaired and cleaned first. .
This is so helpful! I’m getting ready to paint our upstairs apartment so our new renter can move in and it’s a daunting task. Do you have a recommendation for you favorite painter’s tape? I’ve never found one that seemed to actually do anything. Rosie February 27, 2015
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"Our house looks great! Everyone was patient throughout and committed to ensuring we were satisfied customers as we vacillated with respect to color schemes, etc. The house had not been painted for years and the siding and fascia were badly weathered. Charles' commitment to quality ensured there was no skimping on the prep work, after which the painting went smoothly and beautifully. We were well informed throughout the job. Would recommend."
Oh wow, this looks like SO much work! I guess I have been renting in big cities for so long and not painting myself. However, any time my family does they DIY – and it’s always a much better, more creative job than when they pay someone!! The whole house is your canvas =) Gerilyn Larsen February 25, 2015
Additionally, through conversations with painters, you’re bound to gain knowledge that can be helpful if you choose to do the work yourself.
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The next option was using oil based primer. That stuff is not fun to work with. The fumes are not fun to work around (be sure to open windows!), and you can’t wash it off without using more chemicals. Fortunately somebody suggested we try bleaching the stains, which sounded a bit more feasible and manageable. So we tried it. Dawning coveralls and face masks, and armed with a pump garden sprayer filled with diluted bleach (mostly water with a couple capfuls of bleach), we attacked the stains. After a couple spray downs, the yellow started to disappear! For a couple of days, we misted the ceiling, waited a couple hours and repeated. Most stains were taken care of, the rest were dissolved enough to prime over.
"I hired Josh Douglas with A Painter's Touch to paint our home several months ago. I am always pretty specific with any contractor I hire because I want to make sure I get what I want and get what I am paying for. Josh had no problem with my specifications and was always on time.The price we set prior to the job, was the price I paid, NO HIDDEN FEES! The job was completed on time. His painting was absolute perfection. I would definitely recommend Josh and A Painter's Touch to anyone and I appreciate his honesty and integrity!"
I’ll be remembering the bleach trick for stained ceilings – the previous owner of my house was also a smoker, and I’m hoping the staining wasn’t so bad that it will seep through as we just painted straight over.
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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.
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