Many people are learning DIY or Do-It-Yourself skills. The reasons are noble as well as practical. Noble because they are trying to learn skills and become satisfied upon seeing the work of their hands. Practical because they get so save a lot of money than hiring a professional to do it. All it takes is to have patience, time, and of course good power tools.
First you need to decided where you are going to start and what you intend on painting. If you have cupboards that look like they need a refresher then you should start there first thing before you even think about touching the kitchen walls. You will need to decide if you are going to paint your cupboards or stain them. Either way you should scrape off old paint chunks and sand them. If you are staining the cupboards then you should make sure that there is a new fresh surface to work with so the stain can fully soak in. If you are simply repainting then sanding all the way down the wood isn’t as imperative.
house painting isnEUR(TM)t quite as simple as you may think it to be. There are many subtleties that you need to understand, which can make the best paint job a complete disaster. One such thing which can make or break your effort at painting your home is the brush that you choose. You need to use the right brushes for the right paints to get the right effect. When you are priming your walls, you need to use a brush with bristles that are of medium length. If the second coat is a glossy paint, then you can use the same brush after a good wash and a thorough dry. The same goes for oil based products as well. But if you end up using water based or acrylic paints, then you need to change the bristle length. These require to be applied with brushes with longer bristles.
This is term used when judging the colors’ brightness. Intensity can only be either bright if not dull. When you perceive the color as light, medium or dark, it is the value that you are evaluating.
Are you out of your mind? Have you thought about the work involved, especially if you are considering doing your own exterior painting? All of the scraping and cleaning that needs to be done, the preparation for laying on a new coat of paint and the small repairs that are going to be inevitable are going to be your job. If you have experience, and time then go ahead and jump right in there and get that job done. If you don’t have any experience it might be time to think about painting services.
The most prevalent at this time for interior painting is the use of washable paint. Why is it called washable paint? Because this paint allows us to use water to clean walls. In case the walls get dirty, you can take a damp sponge and you can wash the walls with it. However, you must be careful and consider the following aspect: washable paint is also water-soluble. So, as you clean the surface of the walls, you’ll also be removing the top coating of the paint. It is advisable to apply a thin layer of paint after cleaning interior walls. In case you cannot do this procedure each time you clean the walls of your home, we recommend repainting the interior once every few years.
Once the job begins, try to stay involved without getting in the painter’s way. Unless asked to do so, don’t “lend a hand.” If you want to offer labor as part of the deal, make this an up front offer and don’t be afraid to be rejected. These offers often make professionals leery, and usually for good reason. It’s recommended that you only offer to help when asked, such as to hand up tools or bring refreshments as a courtesy rather than be hands-on involved with the painting itself. Many painters will have insurance or warranty requirements that don’t allow the homeowner or unpaid helper to be involved. You should respect that.