Someone responsible for the painting and decoration of buildings is a house painter. A decorator is the other name of a house painter since they are involved in the decoration of buildings too. The main purpose of painting is to improve the appearance of a building and also protect it from water damage, rust, insect, mold damage and corrosion. There are ways in which a house is painted but follows a certain procedure. Before painting a house there are certain guidelines that ensure the success of the painting. 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 are the tips to consider before actually painting the house.
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 surface of the house is cleaned as the next tip before painting so as to remove stubborn dirt using a wire to brush and warm soapy water. A power washer is used as the other way of cleaning in order to remove paint flecks and stubborn dirt. Before proceeding to paint the house it should dry thoroughly after the cleaning process which begins from top to bottom. After the cleaning process, removal of any defective paint is followed through especially paint that is loose, chipped or blistered.
A house or building cannot have that fresh paint if the defective paint is not removed. Removal of defective paint is done using a paint scrapper which is then followed by power sand or sand paper that is wrapped around wooden block which can be used 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. 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.