Are you planning for an exterior painting project in Beaverton, Oregon? We have some tips to make your work much easier and more efficient.
Keep in mind, however, that this guide is meant for someone with above-average skills in residential painting, and with at least the most basic tools.
Also, at this point, we want to assume that you’ve taken care of all the necessary prep steps, including preparing the worksite, surface prep, cleaning, priming, etc.
If the above statements don’t define your situation, we suggest that you hire a painting contractor in Beaverton, Oregon, for professional, quality, and durable results.
Otherwise, here are the necessary steps for a typical exterior painting project;
Ultimately, whether you apply the paint with a brush, a roller, or a paint gun is a matter of your personal preference.
Each method has its advantages.
With a brush, you have more control over the process.
With a roller, work becomes more efficient, and the paint gun offers better coverage.
Using a brush: many people who paint their house for the first time prefer a brush because they have control over every square centimeter of the surface area of the house.
How to use the brush: dip the tip of the brush into the paint until half of the bristles are covered. Dab the brush against the wall in several places on a horizontal line. Back out and paint back and forth to fill in the blanks and get even coverage.
Using a paint roller: with a paint roller, you roll the paint in all directions until the sides are evenly covered. Apply the paint in a zigzag pattern. Then go back and paint over the same area, painting from top to bottom to fill in the blanks. To obtain the most even coating possible, use special siding rollers. When choosing the right roller, use the following rule: the coarser the surface structure, the thicker the roller nap should be.
Using a spray gun for paint: to use a spray gun, fill the paint into the gun. Hold the spray gun up and about 30 cm from the wall.
Gently move the spray gun forward and backward, starting with the movement before pressing the trigger so that you don’t get more paint in any area.
Make sure that each new layer you apply overlaps the old one by 20 cm.
With this, you have already done most of the work, and it also speeds up the process because you don’t have to switch between colors.
When painting your siding, there are several rules you should follow:
• Work from top to bottom: Always work from top to bottom and left to right when you swipe. This way, you spread out the dripping paint that runs down as you work, while working from right to left, you can quickly spot the stains that you may have forgotten.
• Follow the sun: Try to plan your painting work so that you follow the sun all day long. Wait in the morning until the sun dries the night dew on the walls. Work in the shade and away from sunlight whenever possible during the day because the sunshine can affect the quality of the result.
Apply A Second Coat.
Once you’ve waited the recommended time for the paint to dry, apply a second coat if your time and budget allow.
A second layer will make the color look more even, and it provides a protective layer for your home. The finished work will look better and last longer.
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If you need professional help repainting your home, Maller Painting would be more than happy to help.
We have years of residential painting experience serving the areas of Beaverton, Sherwood, and Tigard, Oregon.
To give us a try, book a FREE estimate below or call us on (503) 410-6366 if you have any questions.
Kevin began painting houses with his father’s company, C&K Painting, in 1996. His father taught him how to use a brush, roller, and caulk and clean a brush properly. He then worked for several other paint companies, where he learned how to spray oils, lacquers, and all water-based finishes. In 2012, after 15 years of experience, he decided to get licensed and start the Maller Painting Company. His team has focused on providing the best re-painting services to our residential clients in the Beaverton area.