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DIY Home Painting Projects

While it may not be easy virtually anybody can paint their own home. When the household has not been painted in awhile, you know that a painting project can be a challenge. If you complete appropriate prep work and you make the time, you will be able to save some money doing it yourself. If you haven’t got the time, but you have the money, you can hire someone to make it happen.

Eventually the coloring on your wall will start to peel or perhaps warp and look ugly. The only immediate solution is to obtain a paint scraper and scrape off the peeling paint. If your home happens to be very old, it is conceivable that you may have several coats of paint underneath. It usually is even more tedious if the layer of paint below was oil-based. After you are done scraping the paint off of the walls, you will either need to putty holes in the wall if it’s wood or spackle if it is drywall then sand it down. When you are done, now remove the dust and give it the chance to completely dry. You really should wait 24 hours before it dries completely.

Among the bigger problems with older homes is from moisture build-up. Paint will start to crack if you have condensation or leaks. This happens typically in a bathroom, and in most cases, you will find mold or mildew at the same time. Though commonly discovered in the bathroom, you could have this problem in other parts of your house. Should you have a leak or hedges that are too close to your house, you will have paint cracks. If you have cracking paint due to too much moisture, then you need to look for a different solution. Since you will most likely have mildew, and if it is on the inside, you will need a solution consisting of one part bleach and three parts water. If it is outside the home, merely use the solution that is included with a pressure washer.

One other issue that needs a painter, is when the color is fading, which normally happens on the exterior. It may possibly occur inside, but it is essentially caused when exposed to the hot sun. To avert this problem, avoid bright colors, or bold ones, similar to red. If you prefer colors that feature prominently, try ones that are golden or with a ruddy tone.

You should never let your home get into bad shape. Do your utmost to help keep the paint on your residence looking vibrant and stop any leaks from damaging your paint job.