Adding some fresh paint to your home can make it look better in a short amount of time, and it will cost less than any other type of restoration project. It can also protect your home from the sun, wind, and rain — that is, until it starts to crack and peel. That’s when it’s time to add a fresh coat, but time and care needs to be taken during the application process.
Exterior House Painting
You’ll need a flat or eggshell paint that’s meant for exterior use, but you can use semigloss paint for the same purpose. You’ll also need the following items:
- Pressure washer
- Paint sprayer
- Painter’s tape
- Drop cloths
- Paint scraper
- Stain-blocking primer
- Epoxy filler
- Medium-grit sanding block
- Spackle knife
- Exterior caulk
- Caulk gun
- Plastic sheeting
Before the painting can begin, some preparation work will have to be done. The walls need to be cleaned with a pressure washer, so any dirt and dust can be removed. Any damaged surfaces also need to be repaired, including any that are made of the following:
Any holes or cracks should be filled with an epoxy, which can be smoothed out with a spackle knife. And once it’s dry, it has to be lightly sanded with a sanding block.
Any paint that’s chipped or loose will need to be removed with a paint scraper or sanding block, and the spaces that exist between the house and trim need to be filled with caulk. The same also has to be done with gaps between any bricks or siding. The exterior surface will have to be inspected for stains or wood knots, and each one has to be covered with a stain-blocking primer. Doors, windows, and lighting fixtures will need to be covered plastic sheets or painter’s tape. This is when exterior of your home is ready to be painted.
Painting the Interior of Your Home
For an interior paint job to look good, lap marks need to be avoided. These are caused by uneven layers of paint that build up with each coat, and it happens when the paint isn’t completely dry. It can be avoided by keeping a “wet edge,” so every stroke of the paint roller overlaps the previous one before the paint can start to dry. Paint color can also vary with each can, even if it’s the same kind. So, several cans can be mixed into a single bucket to keep the color consistent. The surface also has to be clean so the paint can bond to the surface, which should be run with a dry roller so it doesn’t keep a wet edge.
Your Choice for Home Restoration in the Coastal Bend!
If you want to work with a quality company for home restoration, Phillips Roofing and Restoration has an expert team who can get the job done right. Some of the reasons why you should work with us include:
- We’re locally owned and operated.
- We ask for no money up front.
- All of our work is windstorm certified.
- We’re fully insured.
- We offer a labor and manufacturer warranty.
- We have a 4.9 Google rating.
If you want to know why we should be your choice for home restoration in the Coastal Bend, feel free to contact us. We would be happy to speak with you!