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How to Prep Walls for Paint. Organize cover plates, speed up spackling, and keep paint from bleeding behind the tape. By Jennifer Stimpson of ThisOldHouse.com . Get the latest This Old House news, updates and special offers every week, direct to your inbox.
One trick to exterior paint prep is learning to always keep one eye on the weather. Check out a map of cold weather areas and if vapor barriers are needed. Rain can shut down an exterior paint job, but there are other aspects of the climate to consider as well. For example, many caulks and paints have a limited range of working temperatures.
If you must paint them on the house, use an angled sash brush. When choosing a color for shutters, keep in mind that dark colors absorb more heat and can cause vinyl shutters to warp. Apply an oil-based primer coat to metal doors before you begin painting.
Anytime you paint the interior of a house, it's a good idea to prime your walls. Primers are designed to help seal the wall and prevent mold. A primer is essential if you want to go from dark walls to lighter or white walls. Most brands offer paint and primer in one. Start painting the primer in 3- x 3-foot sections.
Preparing the exterior of your house before you paint is usually the most important factor in determining the success of a painting job. Preparing to paint stucco is different than preparing to paint siding. Here are some tips for dealing with the problems associated with typical exterior surfaces: New wood siding: Make sure to brush […]
Preparation: (At Least) Half the Battle. Like the proverbial iceberg, an exterior painting project involves more than meets the eye. For every hour spent applying paint, an hour was likely spent preparing the surfaces to receive it. Choosing excellent materials is key to a successful paint job, but so is prep work.