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Prep Work for Outdoor House Painting Projects - Getting it Right

Exterior house painting projects offer a unique set of challenges, which can differ in many aspects from the prep work normally required for an indoor painting project. Follow these handy cleaning and prep tips designed to make your outdoor painting project as seamless as possible. Cleaning Comes First Prior to beginning your exterior paint job , cleaning all the exterior surfaces you plan to paint is a must. Unlike interior rooms, exterior surfaces always pick up dirt or debris over time. Trying to cut corners by skipping the cleaning process before an exterior paint job can result in an uneven paint job and tainted painting tools. In some cases, a simple rinse with a hose or sprayer is enough to do the trick and remove any necessary grime. In other cases, the use of a power...man painting the exterior of his house
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4 Steps to Color Washing Your Wall

Are the walls of your home looking a little bland? That is a common theme among homeowners, particularly those who purchase new homes, as most modern houses are painted with neutral colors when they are built. Or maybe you have had your home for several years and are tired of the same old color. If either of these scenarios apply, then maybe it’s time for a change . One of the popular painting styles today is color washing your walls. Color washing is a method of painting haphazardly to create a rough, old-world, chic look. The good news is that it does not require a lot of money or effort to achieve this look. In order to successfully complete this project, you will need the following items : Paint tray China-bristle brushes Latex paint (these will...rolling yellow paint in paint tray
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How to Identify Signs of a Bad Paint Job

There are many things to consider when deciding to hire a painting contractor. It is important to look for a professional who will guarantee you have the highest quality work completed. One of the best ways to ensure you get the look you want is to know what to look for in your paint job. There are many warning signs of a bad paint job that a property owner should identify. Lack of Primer A good painting company will ensure that they use primer on your interior walls prior to painting. Primer guarantees greater longevity of your paint. It enhances the color and helps with a smooth application and finish. No Second Coat Skipping the second coat of paint is another sign of a poor paint job. A company that excludes this step is looking to...Depositphotos 6572217 m 2015
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5 Exterior Items to Paint to Add Curb Appeal

Spring is just around the corner, and many home improvement projects will start up. When considering your home's curb appeal, it's tempting to call your local landscaper for a few updates around your house, but you'll miss out on another aspect of curb appeal: paint on the building itself. Paint is an easy, cost-efficient, and creative way to beautify and even increase the value of your home. Here are just 5 things you can paint to add to your home's exterior style. Fencing Chances are, because the fence is on the outer proximity of your home, it's one of the very first things people will see when they drive up your street or pull into your driveway. If the paint on your fencing is peeling or faded, add a fresh coat to add some curb appeal....front view of house in neighborhood
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Factors That Destroy Your Home Walls' Appearance

You've chosen the perfect paint color with care, had a professional painter apply your paint, and even worked to avoid marring your wall finish, but accidents do happen. Even a few random marks can leave your walls looking dated and tired. There are many causes of wall damage, so be prepared for them to best maintain your home's interior and cut down on the amount of cleaning and even repainting you need to do. Your painted walls can be damaged in a surprising number of ways: from your own kids and pets to the great outdoors. Consider these factors of potential damage to your interior living space: Harsh cleaning products and improper methods : The wrong approach to cleaning your walls could do more harm than good . Shiny spots, bare patches, and even streaking can...small apartment bedroom with desk, bed, and closet
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