Category Archives: Painting

Painting Bricks

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If you had just have your house build and the bricks are still intact then you have a choice of either coloring it or leaving it as it is. By coloring or painting, you have a choice of deciding what the color and of course, design should be. You can try out different colors and ...

Texturing plaster wall

Texture Plaster Wall Adding texture could enhance the look of your plaster wall. Although it is a work that needs your strength and patient, it is a rewarding and fun project to do. There are so many types of texture that you can apply to your plaster wall according to your style and preferences. It is ...

Painting concrete steps

Instead of the usual looking concrete steps, why not give it a new coat of paint to refresh the look of your home. In order to achieve that, choosing the right type of paint is crucial. The paint should stick on to the concrete and slip-proof as a protection to you and other people who ...

Painting wrought iron

When the weather takes its course, anything on the way will have to bear the consequences. Wrought iron is one of the things will be most affected by the weather changes. One solution to restore their original beauty is by painting them. The paint coats will protect the wrought iron from heat and moisture, thus ...

Choosing the right colour

Picking the right colour for your home is an important thing to do. Pick a colour that is too pale and your house will seem flat and featureless. Pick a colour too bold, and it may overwhelm the deco, or even yourself. Colours chosen should highlight the best features in your home. The right use ...

Choosing colour for your home

Room colour can affect your mood and thinking, so it\'s worth your time to think about the colour you want in specific rooms. Colours can affect people in many ways, depending on age, gender, ethnic background or local climate. Colour trends come and go, so you don\'t have to worry much about trends to make ...

Choosing the type of paint for the home exterior

 Once you\'ve decided on the colour of paint that you want for your house, the next step seems simple enough. Head to the hardware store and get some paint and brushes. Sounds simple? Not really. You\'ll discover that there is just one type of house paint, but a whole range of paint, latex or alkyd, ...

Choosing the Right Interior Paint Finishes

 Once you’ve decided on the perfect colour for your room/house, you will need to decide which finishing you want for them. Knowing the benefits of each finishing will help you determine the right one for your job. There are some particular application specifics that you should consider when selecting an interior paint finish.Maintenance and DurabilityMost ...

Stripping Interior & Exterior Paint Finishes

When stripping paint from a home built before 1978, test the paint for lead. You can strip finishes by heat-gun stripping, chemical strippers, scraping, or sanding. These are the more primary method of stripping. Chemical strippers which are the least damaging to the surface work best at removing paint from fine woodwork or irregular surfaces, ...

Exterior Trim Painting

Preparing Exterior Trim for PaintThe wood trim of a house is most susceptible when it comes to damage from sun, rain, and wind. You will need to thoroughly clean, sand lightly and prime the surface. You may also need to scrap, strip, re-glaze, wire brush, fill or caulk the trimmings.Scrub away all dirt and chalking ...

Using a Power Paint Sprayer

A power paint sprayer makes for quick work of a paint job. With virtually no dipping or dripping required, you can cover a large area with just the press of a trigger. Sprayers are available in various sizes and power ratings for homeowner\'s and contractor\'s specific needs, including applying stains as well as paint.TypesThe basic ...

Common Problems Faced by Exterior Paint

 Extremes in temperature, air pollution, expansion and contraction of building materials, or mold growth are some of the problems faced by the exterior surface of a home. These are related to improper preparation and application. PeelingMoisture penetration through a paint coat can result in cracking, peeling, discoloration and premature paint failure. They tend to be more ...

Peeling Paint Due to Poor Adhesion

 Moisture or poor adhesion can be the main cause of problem for peeling. Peeling caused by poor adhesion happens when the top layer paint separates from an earlier paint layer (intercoat peeling) or from the substrate leaving some paint behind. It can be caused when surface preparation is poor prior to painting the new coat ...

Painting, more common problems

Alligatoring and Checking"Alligatoring" occurs when the paint film takes on a cracking pattern of deep relief resembling a reptile\'s skin, such as that of an alligator. "Checking" is a similar failure but is less severe and is characterized by long, fairly evenly spaced cracks in the paint film having shallow relief or depth. Alligatoring happens ...

What Are Other Common Problems with Paint?

Sagging or RunningWhen you see dripping or drooping look to areas of the paint film, you would have spotted problems where the application of a coat of paint that was too heavy or overloaded. This can be caused by heavy handed paint application, paint thinned too much at time of application, or applied in poor ...

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