Start by gathering the tools needed to paint the interiors of the house. The first step is being organized while preparing for interior/exterior painting. Start by finding the right Broward County remodeling professionals with a good brush to carry out the trim, drop clothes, rollers for rolling on your paint, plastic bags, and rags to help you keep things tidy.
The next step will be removing furniture from the rest of the house to one place. Cover them with newspapers and drop clothes. Cover all things to avoid spills getting on the furniture. Use old sheets to cover the furniture after placing drop clothes on them for added protection. You may want to eliminate all hardware from cabinets, light switches, and switch places from your wall. So many people try painting around the hardware but drips get all over it.
Ready yourself for interior/exterior painting. Put on old comfortable shoes and clothing. Wear a scarf, hat, or shower cap on the head to protect you against spills while painting the ceiling. Put on shoes that are easy to remove to avoid tracking paint between different rooms.
Since you are now ready to do the paint, prepare the interiors of the surface you are painting to get the paint. In case there is wallpaper, you have to strip it and prime the walls with a high quality primer. In case the walls are not clean, you will have to wash them with laundry detergents and water. Any paint which is cracking or peeling has to be sanded and cracks have to be fixed.
Choosing the paint can be a heavy task. Do you want the oil-based or water-based paint? Paint that is water-based cleans up and dries quickly. Oil-based paint is perfect for woodwork and cabinets. You can accomplish a clean-up by use of the paint thinner.
After choosing the right gloss and color for the walls you can start painting. There are, however, tips that will make your work quite easy. Begin with small brush to brush areas where rollers cannot fit. You need to make sure that you are using the painters tape to cover areas which you do not wish to paint.
Roll the light coat paint in one direction. The goal is applying a light coat and a second heavy paint in another direction to hide streaks.
While preparing the exterior of the house for painting, you may require a good washing. Use a scrub and water hose with a detergent and brush. You may also have to power wash it.
The home may require more attention before painting. Some siding and shingles may get split. You may have the peeling paint, mildew, and rust stains or nails may have popped. After the identification of the issues you have, you will have to aim at correcting them.
Trees and bushes can get in the way when painting the house exteriors. Any hanging branches have to be pruned. Use a drop cloth to wrap large bushes. Use drop cloths to cover flower beds and smaller shrubs. The driveways and sidewalks need protection with drop clothes from the spills also.
You need to choose quality primers for the exteriors of the home. It makes the paint to adhere better. You have to select paint that can withstand such elements. Consider if you are going for oil-based or water-based paint. Take enough time to paint. There is no need of being in a hurry. Paint from the top downwards to prevent streaks. Combine this paint for the color to be uniform. Choose the right time to paint because humidity will make your paint to bubble.
Be extremely careful when choosing your finish. The gloss paint will protect high traffic areas in the home like doors, porches, and frames of the window.
After completing interior/exterior painting, you have to inspect the caulk annually, remove mildew, mold, and do touch up for peels and blisters.