House Painting Tips

Condo or house painting is one of the simplest ways to spruce up any old house. Whether its spring cleaning time or you’re tired of looking at the same color scheme over and over again, house painting is definitely the way to go. However, how does one go about the task of house painting?

While many people would undertake the task on their own, it should be noted that there is little possibility of getting the job done right on the first go. No offense meant to the amateur artists but a good paint job lasts for a couple of years while adding to the beauty of your house.

On the other hand, you might get stuck with a bad paint job which would not only make your house look uglier but it would also require you to spend a lot more than you should on rectifying the situation. However, here are some of facts that you should look at before you undertake this project:

Prepping the House

Before starting dabbling paint on to condo walls, you should plan the house accordingly. Whether it is an interior paint or an exterior job, ensure that all portions that can be susceptible and sensitive to paint splatters, stains and other paint related injuries are secured first. 

Painting in a Timely Fashion

When you start painting, try to focus on one wall at a time. It might be easy to think that you can multi task by painting the corners and the wall corners as well. However, try to curb the enthusiasm and paint in a timely manner. By focusing on one wall at a time, you can easily brush and roll it with care and ease which will ensure that you get a seamless finish from each paint job.

Types of condo paintings to choose

There are different types of house paintings which include: sepia, watercolors, quash, and tempera. Pen & Ink renderings of houses could be put into a sub-class but generally these works are classified as house drawings rather than paints which makes sense.

Sepia is an approach that utilizes the photograph as a background and then the artist take this image and applies it to paper or canvas and then applies sepia toned paints to the work. The shortcoming to this approach is that the artist is really just copying the photograph and coloring it with paints thus removing the human element which is the essence of art. These works of art are created in the manner of old photographs so as to appear “antique” looking, which is a much sought after market.

Watercolors are the premier vehicle for doing house paintings because the artist can make use of pen & ink pens in the work to pick up details that you cannot possibly do with a brush. Also, watercolors have a fresh vibrant look about them and are very appealing.

Ensuring Even Tones in the Paint

Often times, the “same” color of paint can have differences between cans. While not too obvious in the can, it can be glaringly obvious on the wall particularly, if you’re halfway done with a wall. To eliminate this from happening, you should pop open two or three of your paint cans and mix your paints in a 5 gallon bucket or something similar. While the bucket is much harder to lug around as compared to the can, you’ll get a nice even tone of color on every wall you paint.

Calling Professionals

Often times, many people can find the task of house painting rather daunting. Whether it’s an exterior paint job or an interior one, getting help from professional house painters means that your house will get all the care and expertise of seasoned, professional painters. If you don’t think so, just look at the end result. Not only will there be a smoother finish, but also you’ll find that there is a minimal amount of mess in your house. For many people, the cost is well worth the price of their expertise.

The experience a contractor can bring to an exterior house painting project is unparalleled among amateur painters. They have usually been there and seen it all regarding house painting projects and the problems that are often associated with them.

Watercolors are the premier vehicle for doing house paintings because the artist can make use of pen & ink pens in the work to pick up details that you cannot possibly do with a brush. Also, watercolors have a fresh vibrant look about them and are very appealing.

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