A house painter is a trades person that is responsible for the painting and decoration of buildings. The decoration of buildings is done by a house painter or a decorator. Improving the appearance of a building and also protecting it from water damage, rust, insect, mold damage and corrosion are the main reason of house painting. There are ways in which a house is painted but follows a certain procedure. Before painting a house there are certain guidelines that ensure the success of the painting. 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. Before proceeding to paint the house it should dry thoroughly after the cleaning process which begins from top to bottom. After the cleaning process, removal of any defective paint is followed through especially paint that is loose, chipped or blistered.
A house or building cannot have that fresh paint if the defective paint is not removed. The items used in removing defective paint include; a paint scrapper, sand paper wrapped around wooden block or power sand that can be used in both rough and smooth surfaces. An electric paint remover is used to remove heavy old paint deposits which melts the paint and pulls it from the wall. The other tip before proceeding to painting of the house is making any necessary repairs. Inspection of the house is done by walking around the periphery of the house while looking for split shingles, siding rust, popped nails and mildew.
The ways in which the various types of damage are corrected include rust being removed while the mildew scrubbed away as for cracked siding it will be filled and sanded and split shingles replaced. Figuring the amount of paint to be used is followed after knowing the right time of year to paint, cleaning the surface of the house, removing any defective paint and making necessary repairs.
The importance of knowing the amount of paint one needs aids in the elimination of running out of paint halfway through. In order to know amount of paint needed the perimeter of the house is measured including the height of the house.