Three ways painters save time on exterior painting
For a new house, painting the exterior transforms a bland, boring construction site into a beautiful house. Old houses can be transformed greatly by a new coat of paint on the outside. A paint job however is a daunting task and could take a long time. Therefore, saving time when painting the exterior of a building can greatly reduce the stress of this type of project.
The first step to ensure a well executed job and fast completion is to have a plan. Your plan should include all necessary items for the work before commencement. The tools should be assembled in one place to avoid having to stop the work upon realization that something is missing. Determine the areas to be painted, the colors and types of paint, and gather all essential tools beforehand.
Use the highest quality paint possible for your budget. High quality paints are an easier spread and may not need many coats to be done. This could save time and money necessary for extra containers of paint. The type of brush is also paramount to speed up the painting job. Choose the best brush for the type of paint you are using. Do not dip the brush all the way in as it will only use up more paint and cause dripping. Utilizing rollers or a paint sprayer may also provide a smoother finish thereby decreasing the number of coats.
Start painting from top to bottom. That way, already painted areas will not be splattered with fresh paint. Use of painter’s tape can separate areas with different colors and protect work already done. You can also cover windows with plastic to protect them from splatters, drips, or over-spray. If possible, some parts such as shutters or doors can be detached and painted separately. They will be easier to paint and time will be saved.
Having a beautiful house can increase the value of your property as well as the neighborhood. However, keeping the outside of the home looking new can be very time consuming. These are just some simple tips which if well applied will leave you with a meticulous job in a reasonable period of time.