House Painting Tips
House painting is a skill. Below are great
house painting tips and techniques to help you renovate your
home. Using the DIY house painting tips below, painting a house
will be easier and you wouldn't need to hire a house painting
contractor. You will need some house painting supplies
depending on which sections of the house your are painting.
There is the
right way of doing everything and there is a
wrong way. The DIY house painting tips below
will provide a guide of what house painting
techniques you should use when painting a
House painting tip 1: Brushing vs.
prefer brush painting vs. rolling. However,
most painters will cut in the edges with a
brush, and finish the main body of the wall or
ceiling with a roller.
Unless you are doing an architectural woodwook masterpiece,
rolling will save a lot of time when house painting.
House painting tip 2: Use the right brush when house
The best house painting techniques require
the use of the right brush for the job. Each house painter has
a favorite brush for painting a house. Use the biggest brush
you feel comfortable with. The best house painting brushes are
usually no smaller than 4 inch. An angled 2½ -3 inch sash brush
will be good for trimming around windows and doors. Also use
the right house painting brushes for the kind of paint you are
using such as oil paints or water based paints.
House painting tip 3: Learn to handle a
house painting brush correctly
Using a paint brush for house painting is
not the same as using it to paint a painting on canvas. Many
painters grip a house painting brush as if they were shaking
hands. A house painting brush should be held as if it's a
pencil when the fingers and thumb around the metal ferrule.
Holding a house painting brush the right way will help increase
speed and precision for the painter.
House painting tip 4: Using a rag to wipe
off house painting errors
Don't expect to paint everything correctly
when painting a house. You should put a dust rag in your pocket
before starting to paint a house. You can use this rag to clear
cobwebs and dust in your way of house painting as well as
wiping off drops of paints on the wall you are painting before
they dry and look bad on your wall.
House painting 5: Paint hooks aid
house painting jobs
Paint hooks are especially useful when you
are on a ladder painting a house. A paint hook will help secure
the paint bucket to your ladder. But, there are different
grades of paint hooks. Try not to use paint hooks made of wire
or coat hangers. You want sturdy paint hooks to help your house