Top 40 Painting Tips

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Painting Tips  : House Painting is a relatively user-friendly activity if the proper precautions are taken to ensure safety.

House Painting is one of the easiest projects, yet it is not without its potential hazards.

The proper respect for the task mixed with common sense and a few safety guidelines will ensure your House Painting project comes off without mishap. Painting is of the quickest ways to give your home a new look, whether it’s just a bathroom or the whole house, it’s an easy way to remodel.

Painting Tips

1. Ventilate the area that you’re painting. Open all doors and windows in the room, and use fans to keep the air flowing. Do not let a freshly painted room be occupied, particularly not by older people, children, or pets.

2. Do not paint or store paint near any heat source. Paint is extremely flammable. Keep it away from any heat sources, such as water heaters or fireplaces, and never smoke while painting is going on.

3. Wear a respirator if the area being painted cannot be adequately ventilated, and work for short periods only

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4. When sanding, wear a dust mask and safety goggles. Wear safety goggles, gloves, and a respirator if you are using any solutions containing chemicals, such as stripper or cleaners.

5. Protect floors with drop cloths, not plastic, which is far more slippery. Use canvas drop cloths instead of plastic to protect your floors. Cloth stays in place better than plastic and is less slippery.

Once a room is painted, give it at least two days to dry thoroughly before using it. In particular, children and pets should be kept clear of the freshly painted room.

If painting is done near any electrical outlets, cover them with painter’s tape and turn off the power to the room.

6. Clean up carefully and thoroughly: when you are done for the day. If rags have alkyd paint or thinner on them, leave them to dry outside to avoid any chance of spontaneous combustion. Choose an area inaccessible to children and pets, and when they are thoroughly dry, take them to a toxic-waste dump site.

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 7Picking the perfect paint colour: To pick the perfect paint colour is to realise that every colour doesn’t suit every room. For example, even if red is your favourite colour, you might not want to use it in your bedroom. Red is vibrant and you need something more soothing and relaxing in your bedroom. But if you simply must have a touch of your favourite colour in your space, use it to highlight just one wall.

8. Look through tons of colour: Looking through tons of colour swatches can be quite dizzying. But don’t fret. Narrow down on two or three basic colours and then go through shades of those colours. The idea is not to get bewildered by the sea of colours before you. Once you have those two or three set colours, further narrow down your choices to five or six shades. Then you can ask your family for their inputs. Decide on colour versus shade first. Don’t choose light rather than dark colours. Instead choose orange rather than purple.

9. Avoid colour clash: The best way to pick the right paint colour is to make sure it goes with the rest of the room. The new paint ads on TV may say the latest colour is pink but if your furnishings are blue or green you will have a colour clash in your home.

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10. Create a mood board: If you are doing up your entire room (furnishings, furniture and the works), create a mood board. A mood board consists of various swatches of colours, prints and textures you intend to use around the room. You could use a paper swatch for the paint colour. Then see how each of the swatches look when put together.

11. Try  Dulux Colour Schemer: Very often a colour seems very appealing in a catalogue, but when it is on your walls surrounding your entire room it may not look so pretty anymore. Try picturing your room fully painted in the colour. You could also try the Dulux Colour Schemer that allows you to visualise a room in that colour. However, it is not a very effective tool because it allows you the option of only two rooms which may not be like your own.

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12. Business Costing: You don’t need to rely on painters to tell you how much the paint job will cost you. Just go online and check out the sites of Asian PaintsDulux or Nerolac, which have paint calculators. All you have to do is enter the dimensions of the room or rooms you want to paint, the kind of paint you want, the non-paintable area, doors, windows etc.

Once you hit calculate, you will get the details of how much paint, primer and sealer you will need and how much it will cost you. You will also get the approximate labour cost. You do not have to have your home painted by these companies. You could hire your own painter.

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13. Choose a low or no-VOC paint: If the paint you choose does contain some VOCs, there are ways to lessen their impact on the air quality in your home. Below are some helpful hints:
 14. The area should be well ventilated : Make sure your work area is well ventilated with outside air. Use a fan to make sure that fresh, outside air is continually moving into and out of your work area.
If possible, leave the house for a while after you paint. Keep the area vented to the outside while you are gone.

If you cannot leave, try to stay out the painted rooms for along as possible. Shut the doors and the air ducts, and opens the windows to that area.

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15. Proper clean up and disposal of paintProper disposal of paint protects you, garbage collection workers, and the environment. If you’ve used latex paint, wash brushes and rollers in the sink with soap and warm water. Don’t rinse your brushes on the grass or in the gutter-it could end up in a nearby creek where it could harm fish and wildlife. Take the lids off of any empty latex paint cans and let them dry, then throw these into the trash with the lids off.

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16. Order of Painting: Painting a room in the correct order will save time and cost . The order should be :

1. Ceilings
2. Walls
3. Doors & Windows

17. Time for Painting: For exteriors the good time to paint is when the weather is pleasant, without risk of high humidity and rain on the horizon. It is best to avoid painting, in extreme temperatures & humid conditions.
For interiors, although there are no such restrictions an ambient temperature in-home and outside is preferable. It is best to have some ventilation during and immediately after painting in order to dissipate fumes and it also helps with drying.

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18. Get the paint brands:

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Additional Tips:

19. Smoothen your walls with putty before you start with paint job.

20. Use a quality primer before the paint job to ensure unwrinkled paint.

21. Use spray paint and rollers for big surface area walls. It will ensure smooth results.

22. Cover all your furniture, doors and also the knobs of the doors with newspaper and white tape to protect them from paint.

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23. Try a sample of paint on the wall before you start with the full wall paint job.

24. Don’t stop painting in the middle of a continuous wall or trim surface, or a lap mark may show where the two coats overlap.

25. Allow painted surfaces to dry for at least 14 days before washing. Use a mild detergent to protect the paint finish.

26. Paints should be applied at the right temperature. For best results, the air, surface and paint temperature should all be between 60º – 70º F.

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27. During interior painting, remember to paint the ceiling first, then the walls. This reduces the chance of marring a freshly painted surface.

28. When painting ceilings, a little less paint should be carried on the brush or roller, to reduce spattering.

When painting a room of any size there are so many potential accidents that can occur, such as stepping backwards and knocking a can of paint over or stepping onto a carpet in another room only to see there are now footprints made of paint on the carpet. These occurrences can be very aggravating and a big hassle to clean up. Most of the time they are chalked up to doing something dumb and if only more attention is given it won’t happen again. Well, after years of encountering many of these accidents over and over I came to the conclusion that Trying to be careful does not work and there must be ways to prevent these things from happening again or at least minimize the damage that can result from one of these accidents.

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29. Always cover the entire floor and the contents that are still remaining in the room with a drop cloth. Wherever it is not covered is exactly where you will drip some paint.

30. Keep all the paint covered in a separate room on a drop cloth so as not to knock any cans over while rolling a wall.

31.Always buy small buckets or empty paint cans to keep your paint in that you will be using to cut in with. Place just a small amount of paint in it so that should you drop the bucket or can there is not much paint in it to splatter or spill upon impact.

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32. Wear a cheap pair of painting shoes (slip ons) in the room you are painting and keep your other foot ware around the corner where you can reach them. This is so you can put them on when leaving the area you are painting in and not worry about tracking paint which occurs from stepping on drips that have landed on the drop cloth.

33. Always have someone holding a ladder for you when using extension ladders inside of a house.

34. Whenever using an extension ladder place a board on the top of the ladder so that it cannot break through the Sheetrock.

35. Wash your hands and change your clothes before putting furniture back into the room. One smudge on your shirt could end up on that new couch you just purchased.

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36.Always extend your drop cloths into the next room some so paint drips do not hit the floor in that room.

38.Separate your paints so you do not mix up two types of paint that may be the same color such as Semi-Gloss white and a Flat white, or you may end up with the incorrect paint on something.

39.  Make sure you that whatever furniture is in the room is a far enough reach from where your painting so the pole your using cannot bang into it when rolling. Also, placing tape on the end just in case it does hit any furniture it will not ruin it.

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40. The paint should be applied to a clean surface in good repair

If you follow these tips you be sure your project will come out great and without much incident. Every time I think I can cut corners to get done faster and skip over one of these steps, something happens. It’s as if they are waiting for me to slip up. Hopefully, I have been able to help someone avoid a potential accident while painting their home. For more great info visit my blog at BusinessHAB

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