There are number of property owners taking the time to paint their Rockport homes to bring about a fresh look and to improve both interior aesthetics and curb appeal. Learning to paint isn’t for the faint of heart, especially when we’re talking about sizable projects like a home. Before beginning, take three steps: decide where you’ll be painting (inside or out), obtain tools, and select a color scheme.
Do you love the look of monochromatic color schemes? Are earthy tones soothing to your senses? Are you the bold one on the block? Choose a painting scheme that you simply love, as it will be many years—hopefully—before this chore is performed again. Get color swatches and paint samples of your favorite options so you can test run them in small areas before taking the plunge.
Here’s a basic checklist for what you’ll need for interior and exterior home painting.
There may be other necessities along the way, but these are likely to suffice for non-complex projects.
You’re now ready to paint the room in small sections. Roller brushes should be used in criss cross motions to distribute paint and then evenly smoothed out using up-and-down strokes. Use angled brushes near ceilings, trim and around fixtures.
You’ll follow the same basic instructions as for interior painting with the exception of a few aspects. It’s much easier to pressure wash exteriors than hand scrub them before painting, so add this to your list of tools. Before painting, you’ll need to protect shrubbery, tape what isn’t to be painted and may want to remove the gutters as well. Exterior painting is risky, so contact your home insurance company before beginning to ensure you’re covered—just in case. If you cannot find a helper or feel uncomfortable doing it yourself, hire professional painters.
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