411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

The 4 Biggest Hidden Home Renovation Costs

Undertaking a full home renovation is a huge project – and even just restoring a few rooms in your home can cost you quite a bit of time and...

on Apr 24, 2017

10 Tips To Lowering An Electricity Bill

10 Tips To Lowering An Electricity Bill This lay out 10 different strategies you can do to help drastically lower your electricity bill so that you...

on Apr 23, 2017

Reasons to Hire End of Lease Cleaning Services

You love your apartment, and you have made many great memories there. However, now you must consider what to do as you near the end of your lease....

on Apr 21, 2017

Are Blocked Drains a Landlord's Responsibility?

As a tenant renting a property, you are expected to do any kind of reasonable maintenance work that prevents damage to the property. But what...

on Apr 20, 2017

Smart Upgrades to Get More from Your Home Renovation

If you are planning a home remodeling project, it is the perfect time to consider making a few major upgrades that will make your home more...

on Apr 19, 2017

Spray Painting - Can You DIY Or Do You Get The Professionals In?

by Guest on Nov 17, 2010

For years spray painting has been considered a specialist job for a decorator, but as the price of hiring specialist professional machines drops it’s time to reconsider which jobs you can do yourself and which require the assistance of a spraying company.

The advantage of spray painting is the sheer speed at which you can do it. A room that would usually take a weekend to paint can be done in less than half the time with a spray painting machine. The same goes for garden fences and exterior walls. Whilst some jobs will always require the work of specialist (wood spraying, cladding spraying and others) these simple jobs can be easily achieved by anyone with a little bit knowledge and this article intends to give you that knowledge.


So what will you need?

1. You are going to need a whole load of dust sheets and protective paper and plastic sheets – along with a couple of rolls of masking tape.
2. You will have to get yourself down to the local hire store and hire a professional standard machine
3. Go to the local DIY store and get the protective clothing – it can get a little messy.


What’s the plan?

1. Familiarise yourself with the machine. How does it turn on and off? How powerful is it? How to I clean it? How do I remove the nozzle?
2.  Cover up everything – and I mean everything.
3.  Practice – don’t just jump in, have a practice with the spray gun first on some old wood. It is important to work out how far from the wall or fence you will need to be to avoid drips in the finish.
4. Hire a friend – they can help keep the pain topped up for you.
5. Tell the family to go out for the day so they don’t get inadvertently covered with spray when trying to offer you a drink!


What do I need to remember?

1. Start in the same position all the time, this help you get continuity and not forget where you have been. It will also avoid having heavier areas of paint.
2.  Use even movements at all times for the best finish.
3.  Don’t rush.
4.  Always stand the same distance from the wall for an even finish.
5.  Apply several thin coats rather than one thick one.


Is that it?

Well, that’s the basics and if you follow those rules you won’t go far wrong – and remember practice makes perfect!

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Top 3 Styles of UPVC Windows

UPVC windows are as popular as ever and with energy prices soaring, these windows are a top choice for home owners looking for an attractive...

Windows / Siding

How to Find Cheap High Quality Tiles

Honestly, when it comes to tile work in the home, only an experienced eye can detect the difference between artistic and functional and just plain...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

Tips on How to Maintain Power Tools

Power tools make our lives easier. If you've ever tried to cut down a tree using an axe and then done the same using a chain saw, you...

Tools / Woodworking

How To Perform Home Improvement the Easier and Cheaper Way

It is true that all of us dream of changing our floor tiles, our wall paint color, our window sills and the like. However, this dream of yours can...

Improvements / Remodeling

Proper Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Commercial Fryer Lasting Longer

Proper cleaning of your industrial fryer can extend the machine's life for years, as well as keep your food delicious day after day. The two...

Appliance / Repair

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017