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. A certain procedure is followed in painting a house. Before painting a house there are certain guidelines that ensure the success of the painting. Choosing the right time of year, cleaning the surface of the house, removing any defective paint, making necessary repairs, knowing the amount of paint to be used, priming the surface, choosing the paint, mixing your paint are the tips to consider before actually painting the house.
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. The surface of the house is cleaned as the next tip before painting so as to remove stubborn dirt using a wire to brush and warm soapy water. Some ways in which cleaning can be done apart from using warm soapy water and a wire to brush is the use of power washer which specifically removes dirt and paint flecks. Top to bottom is the way to go when cleaning the house in order to give it ample time to dry thoroughly before painting. Chipped, blistered or loose paint is removed after the cleaning process as they are defective paints.
A house or building cannot have that fresh paint if the defective paint is not removed. A paint scraper is used in removal of any defective paint with the aid of sand paper wrapped around wooden block or power sand in both smooth and rough surfaces. An electric paint remover is used to remove heavy old paint deposits 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. 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.
Split shingles are replaced, cracked siding are filled and sanded, as for rust its removed while mildew is scrubbed away these are the ways in which the various damages are rectified. 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.
In order to avoid running out of paint halfway through the painting process its important to know the amount of paint is needed. The height of the house and the perimeter is measured in order to know the amount of paint to use.