House Painting – The Basics of Painting Your Home

Posted on July 2, 2014

The ABC’s of House Painting

When you finally obtain that dream home, it’s paramount to ensure it remains looking its best. Often this simply means a fresh coat of paint, however, there are certain factors that must be taken into consideration to achieve the best results. Number one being to only use high quality paint products to ensure a superior finish. Here are some other reasons as to why you should invest in a fresh coat of paint.

Attract potential buyers

If you are planning on selling your property in the near future, then having a high quality paint job will make your property much more attractive to prospective buyers. For the best results, hiring a professional painting service is the obvious solution, however doing so can cost a lot more money than doing it yourself. Typically, homeowners lack the level of skill and industry knowledge required to achieve a professional result. This is where learning a few useful tips on how to paint your home efficiently will save you both time and money.

Planning ahead

Painting is not an easy task for beginners. It requires patience, attention to detail and an overall devotion. Not only that, but any mistakes made will be noticeable and likely irritate you for years, which is why you want to get it right the first time round. Small mistakes can sometimes require an entire new coat of paint, taking up more of your precious time and money. Before starting a project, ensure you comprehend its complexity and make sure you are up for the challenge. Planning ahead will also make certain you are prepared for any complications along the way.

Prep-work

Before beginning there are a few things that need to be addressed. Detach light fixtures and remove faceplates. Cover any switches or openings. Ensure any dints, holes or cracks are filled in with a suitable filler. Finally, you should thoroughly sand back the surface you intend to paint until it is smooth, followed by a clean. Dry down all surfaces and you’re ready to start.

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