A house painter is a trades person that is responsible for the painting and decoration of buildings. The decoration of buildings is done by a house painter or a decorator. Painting is done due to the following purposes which include; protection from damage of water, rust, insect, mold and corrosion and the other reason is to improve the appearance. Various ways have been used in painting a house but a procedure is followed through. Before painting a house there are certain guidelines that ensure the success of the painting. Several tips have been outlined which include; ; choosing the right time of year, cleaning the surface of the house, removing any defective paint, making necessary repairs among others.
Due to the different seasonal changes then its important to choose the right time of the year. The surface of the house is cleaned as the next tip before painting so as to remove stubborn dirt using a wire to brush and warm soapy water. A power washer is used as the other way of cleaning in order to remove paint flecks and stubborn dirt. In the cleaning process also washing is started from top to bottom giving the house adequate time to dry thoroughly. Removal of defective paint is followed after the cleaning process especially those that are chipped, blistered or loose.
Fresh paint is prevented from adhering to the house or building by the defective paint. Removal of defective paint is done using a paint scrapper which is then followed by power sand or sand paper that is wrapped around wooden block which can be used in both smooth and rough surfaces. In addition in the defective paint removal process, heavy deposits of old paint are removed using an electric paint remover which melts the paint and pulls it from the wall. Necessary repairs need to be made before proceeding to paint a house as the other tip. Some of the damages that may result to a repair include; split shingles, siding rust, popped nails and mildew.
The ways in which the various types of damage are corrected include rust being removed while the mildew scrubbed away as for cracked siding it will be filled and sanded and split shingles replaced. Aside from knowing the right time of year to paint, cleaning the surface of the house, removing any defective paint and making necessary repairs the amount of paint to be used is the other factor.
By knowing the amount of paint is needed aids in the elimination of running out of paint halfway through. The height of the house and the perimeter is measured in order to know the amount of paint to use.