11 Painting Tips to Look for Before Painting Your House!

Painting a home is both for decoration and protection to the surfaces.Here are some important painting tips before you begin painting works to make your painting work smoother.

01. Right Weather Condition

  • Choose the right weather for painting jobs. In cold and wet weather, the paint inside dries more slowly. In excessive hot or dry weather, the application of paint becomes tricky to apply and there are chances of appearing of brush marks and
  • It is a good idea to paint inside in warm and dry weather as the paint dries quickly and most consistently.
  • During painting work good light is very essential. It gives pleasant looks of the wall and speed up the work. It also differentiates clearly painted areas from the unpainted areas and minimize misses where the light is adequate.

02. Weather Your Walls are Old or New

  • If you are going to paint a house, there are two cases. You should check your walls first. Weather they are old or new walls? For the both cases, you should follow the different treatment.
  • If you are going repaint the old walls, it is very important to check the shade and type of old paint. If your shade of new paint is close to the previous paint, then you need notto prime existing paint but If you are painting over a dark colour with lighter one, you might need more than two coats to hide the previous colour from showing through.

03. Hire Right Painting Contractor

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  • Hiring the right painting contractor to help you protect and beautify your home. The selection of painting contractor is very important to ensure the good quality job,best value for money and also save a lot of time and effort.
  • Painting contractor should be able to handle everything necessary for the thorough completion of your job. Some painting contractors may try to get away with saving themselves time. They do a quick job, get your check and leave. After they are gone, you realize that they missed some critical spot.
  • Hire the professional painting contractor who will walk around the home or building with you and talk with you about all aspects of the job, before work is started, during the process, and after it is completed. Your painting contractor should be willing to “make it right” if you have any dissatisfaction with the finished job.

04. Choose the Right Paint

  • In modern technology, there aredifferenttypes of paint for different types of paint surfaces. Always choose the right paint recommended by the manufacturer or visit on site for selecting right paint.
  • There are different types of paint used for interior and exterior surfaces. You can’t use interior paint on exterior surfaces and vice versa.
  • Make sure that what you are choosing the paint is not only the right paint but it should also be harmony from room to room and from interior to exterior.

05. Choose Colour Scheme in Totality

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  • Choose the colour scheme in totality which enhances your home and make the user more peaceful. The right colour scheme will reduces any senses of stress & negativity in your home.
  • The colour scheme should be such that it matches with all other components or elements of the housesuch as colour of flooring, furniture (bed, sofa etc.), roof, adjacent room,curtains, electrical fixtures, etc.
  • In nutshell, when you think of colour, think of colour of all elements as well as interior and exterior at a house and then proceed.

06. Quantity of Paint Required

  • Before you begin painting job, you need to estimate the amount of paint you will use. Estimates require a specific calculation for each surface you want to paint.
  • Never buy the exact quantity of paint. Buy little extra quantity of paint for touch ups.

07. Visual Inspection

  • It is better to do a visual inspection first before repainting house. If any painting defects exists on walls or ceiling like cracking, flaking, peeling, blistering, etc. first you need to repair or treat the painting defects. You need to sand or scrap lightly whole the surface. Your surface should be free from the dust. If you don’t give any treatment before painting, your new painting coat will never stick on the wall.
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08. Ideal Paint Brushes and Rollers

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  • Selection of the right paint brushes and rollers for paint is a crucial step. Even the best paint can’tgive a good result if you don’t have the right paint brush and/or roller.Good quality brushes and rollers perform very differently from the cheap ones. They give excellent coverage and reduce the time for re-application.
  • For different types of paint, different paint brushes and rollers are used.So, always inspect the brushes and rollers before buying it.

09. Cover Everything You Don’t Want to Paint

  • Cover all the things which don’t want to paint.Move all the furniture together at the centre and cover it with plastic sheets, old clothes or canvas or paper toprotect it from the paint drops.
  • During painting jobs, the floor may also get stained due to paint droppings.Cover the floor of the room with drop clothesor plastic sheets by using painter’s tape fixed all around.
  • Cover the door and window fixtures with masking tape or remove or unscrew the hardware and put it carefully in plastic bags.
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10. Sample Testing

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  • Applying paint samples before committing to the final colour and sheen is very important for the painting job.It will make realize us that a choice of colour which we choose will be worth on which we will spending money.
  • Sample testing is advantageous as it let us know how the paint reacts to the lighting in the room. We get the accurate idea of what the finished project will look like if we apply the sample first.

11. Safety

  • Before preparation of house painting is carried out, it is strongly recommended that you consider the safety norms to carry out the job safely. The need for safety, care, equipment needed varies from job to job but the basic equipment’s are listed below.
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A. Ladder and ladder accessories

B. Mask for lung protection

C. Goggles for eye protection

D. Gloves for hand protection

E. Protective garments

Also don’t forget to consider safety aspects related to occupants.






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