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. Painting is done due to the following purposes which include; protection from damage of water, rust, insect, mold and corrosion and the other reason is to improve the appearance. A certain procedure is followed in painting a house. Tips and guidelines need to be followed through before painting a house. 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.
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. In order to remove dirt a warm soapy water and a wire to brush is used to clean the surface of the house. Paint flecks and stubborn dirt are removed by using a power washer which is the other method of cleaning aside from use of warm soapy water and a wire to brush. In the cleaning process also washing is started from top to bottom giving the house adequate time to dry thoroughly. After the cleaning process, removal of any defective paint is followed through especially paint that is loose, chipped or blistered.
When the defective paint is not removed the fresh paint is prevented from adhering to the house or building. 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. 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. Necessary repairs need to be made before proceeding to paint a house as the other tip. Some of the damages that may result to a repair include; split shingles, siding rust, popped nails and mildew.
Some of the ways in which the various damages are rectified include; mildew scrubbed away as for cracked siding it will be filled and sanded and split shingles replaced. Knowing the amount of paint to be used is also a tip of consideration.
In order to avoid running out of paint halfway through the painting process its important to know the amount of paint is needed. In order to know amount of paint needed the perimeter of the house is measured including the height of the house.