A home or commercial building’s freshly painted bricks, shutters, and front door help it stand out. It can also really help to compliment your garden.
Most homeowners turn to professional painters when updating their home’s exterior. However, with the right know-how and proper equipment, painting your home is easy and, let us face it, more affordable. However, the scale of the job may see you want to have a professional do the work as they have all the right equipment to do the job.
Homeowners who want to ‘DIY’ the job should consider these tips.
When you are painting a home, not just any paint will do. Check the label —paint and primer combination may not work well because it is formulated only for interior surfaces.
1. Consider the Type of Paint
Painting your home requires paint that is thick and durable. So, you should choose between the two types of paint used for exterior surfaces: latex and oil-based paint.
These paints are water-resistant, long-lasting, and are a great way to guarantee the house’s exterior stays fresh for many years to come. Be sure to ask Painting Services Perth about Eco-Paint options.
Expect latex paint to dry quickly, be applied easily, and resist direct sunlight and age. Acrylic latex is higher-quality latex paint.
Each paint product’s instructions vary, so check the label for information on the application and special considerations.
Before you can purchase paint, you need to measure your home’s square footage/meterage with a tape measure.
2. Measure the Square Footage/Meterage
Painting the outside of a home requires far more paint than is needed to cover the walls of a single room in the house. For this reason, you need to measure the house before buying the paint. You can determine the home’s area by multiplying its width by its height. Measurements of the doors and windows will not need to be subtracted as this will leave room for leftover paint. Leftover paint can be used to cover the railing, steps, porches, and similar elements that aren’t included in the initial calculations. It can also be useful to hang onto the extra paint for touch-ups after the painting job is done.
3. Choose Your Colors
Most homeowners have free reign when it comes to choosing their paint colors. However, those who belong to a homeowners association must double-check the rules to determine if there are specific colors they have to use when painting the home. You also want to make sure it will complement the vibrant colors in your garden.
If this is not the case, consider using a fresh coat of your home’s current color, or choose something different and new. While neutral colors are generally recommended, a primary color with a deeper greyscale value can match any home while giving a certain flair.
If you have a one-story home, you do not need much equipment to paint a house. Just a sprayer and something to stand on!
4. Pick the Right Equipment
While choosing the right equipment for the job can seem intimidating, just consider the home’s size and take it from there.
For small, one-story homes, you may just need a paint sprayer to cut back painting time. For larger homes, you may need to rent an aerial lift. Boom lifts make it easier to reach every nook and cranny of the house. Your home may not need the expertise of a professional paint crew for it to look like it was professionally painted and flow well with your exotic garden colors.
Contact Painting Services Perth
Painting Services Perth offer commercial and residential painting services throughout the Perth metro areas. We can assist with color selections, paint types, and application choices. Perth Painting Services We can also provide commercial and industrial-scale painting services.