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Proper Painting Preparation for Your Project

Taking steps to prepare your surfaces properly for painting can make the difference between hours of work wasted, and a beautifully finished project that lasts. It can be tempting to skip seemingly trivial but actually vital steps. Investing time now in proper preparation will save you in the long-run when your project will look better and last longer. Be sure you’re prepared for your next project before diving in. Cleaning Your Surfaces If the surface is already painted, it's important to remove any paint that's peeling or damaged first. Simply slapping new paint over old paint will only make the problem worse. Depending on the surface, you may also need to sand, scrape, or scratch it to help the fresh paint adhere properly. Dirt, moisture, or oily stains or substances will also prevent your new paint...peeling layers of blue and orange paint on wall
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Basics of Spray Painting

The idea of using a paintbrush to paint your entire home or building may seem overwhelming. Consistent brushstroke after brushstroke is required for a solid, uniform coat, taking a lot of time, meticulous detail, and risks of arm strain to get the exact look you want. Luckily, spray painting has turned this laborious task into something simpler and less time-consuming. After centuries of refinements, canned spray paint was perfected in 1949, and modern spray painting has evolved to become a superior method of painting, distributing paint more evenly than with brushstrokes or rollers. There are two types of spray painters on the market: airless sprayers that are air-based and HVLP (High-Volume, Low-Pressure) sprayers. Airless sprayers use a combination of a paint container, hose, and gun to spray paint over a surface. The paint in the container filters through the hose and out...man wearing protective gear spray painting railings of a deck
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Choose the Right Paint for Particular Surfaces

Deciding to paint or repaint metal, masonry, or wood surfaces can be a big project, but it doesn't have to be if you use the right paint for the job. Before getting started, always remember the most important part of any painting project is preparation. Without proper cleaning and priming, your paint job will lose the potential to look its best, or it will not last as long as you might hope. No matter the surface, always scrape or sand existing peeling paint or rust before priming and painting. Clean the surface with soap and water and leave to dry for 24-48 hours, depending on the surface. And it's always a good idea to prime before painting. Metal There are several options available in either paint-on or spray varieties to paint metal. You can also choose...blue-bristled brush applying stain to wooden balcony boards
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Painting Exteriors During Summer

It's a brand-new day and you're eager to slap on a fresh coat of paint to spiffy up your dwelling. You've got the can of paint, brush and rollers, and plenty of time. But have you got the weather on your side? Paint is greatly affected by seasonal and temperature changes, so exterior painting can become a disaster if the proper conditions aren't met during application. Monitoring the forecast is essential to preserve your paint job, prolong its lifespan, and prevent painting in miserable conditions. Consider these factors before starting your next paint project. Hot Weather In the summer, temperatures can reach into the 90s or higher. This is bad news for your paint project. The higher the temperature, the faster the paint will cure, where they dry and harden faster. Hot weather can cause bubbles in the paint, which...large 3-story victorian home with wooded backyard
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Creating Curb Appeal with Paint Selection

Is your home looking a little... blah? Painting the exterior may be just what it needs to make it look refreshingly bright and inviting! However, picking new exterior paint colors can often feel overwhelming. There are just so many colors from which to choose! Here are some tips to help you narrow down the choices. Find a Color Scheme that Fits Your Home The colors you choose should fit your personality, your home's architectural style and age, and your neighborhood's overall aesthetic. A bright color scheme that looks perfectly paired with contemporary architecture would probably look out of place on an older home. You'll want to choose an overall color scheme that creates a welcoming curb appeal. Curb appeal entails more than just the color you choose for the siding. The color (or colors) you choose...house exterior professionally painted by painting contractors
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