A house painter is a trades person that is responsible for the painting and decoration of buildings. A house painter is also referred to as a decorator as they are involved in decoration of the building. 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. In order to get maximum results in painting a house then various tips and guidelines need to be followed through. Several tips have been outlined which include; ; choosing the right time of year, cleaning the surface of the house, removing any defective paint, making necessary repairs among others.
Due to the different seasonal changes then its important to choose the right time of the year. In order to remove dirt a warm soapy water and a wire to brush is used to clean the surface of the house. Some ways in which cleaning can be done apart from using warm soapy water and a wire to brush is the use of power washer which specifically removes dirt and paint flecks. 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. In addition in the defective paint removal process, heavy deposits of old paint are removed using an electric paint remover which melts the paint and pulls it from the wall. The other tip before proceeding to painting of the house is making any necessary repairs. Inspection of the house is done by walking around the periphery of the house while looking for 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. Knowing the amount of paint to be used is also a tip of consideration.
By knowing the amount of paint is needed aids in the elimination of running out of paint halfway through. The height of the house and the perimeter is measured in order to know the amount of paint to use.