A house painter is a trades person that is responsible for the painting and decoration of buildings. A decorator is the other name of a house painter since they are involved in the decoration of buildings too. Improving the appearance of a building and also protecting it from water damage, rust, insect, mold damage and corrosion are the main reason of house painting. Various ways have been used in painting a house but a procedure is followed through. Tips and guidelines need to be followed through before painting a house. The tips include; choosing the right time of year, cleaning the surface of the house, removing any defective paint, making necessary repairs, knowing the amount of paint to be used, priming the surface, choosing the paint, mixing your paint.
A hot or a cold weather can ruin a paint and thus it important to know when to choose the right time of the year. The next tip is cleaning the surface of the house so as to remove dirt by using the warm soapy water and a wire to brush. Paint flecks and stubborn dirt are removed by using a power washer which is the other method of cleaning aside from use of warm soapy water and a wire to brush. Top to bottom is the way to go when cleaning the house in order to give it ample time to dry thoroughly before painting. After the cleaning process, removal of any defective paint is followed through especially paint that is loose, chipped or blistered.
Fresh paint is prevented from adhering to the house or building by the defective paint. A paint scraper is used in removal of any defective paint with the aid of sand paper wrapped around wooden block or power sand in both smooth and rough surfaces. An electric paint remover is used to remove heavy old paint deposits which melts the paint and pulls it from the wall. After removing any defective paint then necessary repairs need to be made before proceeding to paint the house. Some of the damages that may result to a repair include; split shingles, siding rust, popped nails and mildew.
Split shingles are replaced, cracked siding are filled and sanded, as for rust its removed while mildew is scrubbed away these are the ways in which the various damages are rectified. Aside from knowing the right time of year to paint, cleaning the surface of the house, removing any defective paint and making necessary repairs the amount of paint to be used is the other factor.
In order to avoid running out of paint halfway through the painting process its important to know the amount of paint is needed. So as to know the amount of paint to use then the perimeter of the house is measured including the height of the house.