411 Home Repair
 

411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Things You Should Monitor in Your Home

As a homeowner, it is vital that you are monitoring your home for things such as black mold, methane gas, carbon monoxide, and radon gas. To ensure...

on Dec 5, 2016

Cleaning Up After a Big Paint Job? Here's How to Clean Your Paint Brush the Right Way!

Have you recently moved into a new house or apartment that you want to give a fresh look? Have you picked out all your paint colors and bought new...

on Dec 4, 2016

5 Fun Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen

Is your kitchen starting to look a bit old and tired? The kitchen is a work area and can quickly go from that lived-in look to a worn-out look if...

on Dec 1, 2016

5 Must Have Pieces of Equipment for Your Workout Room

There are many advantages to having a gym or workout room at home. It is convenient, there is no waiting and once you have the right equipment in...

on Dec 1, 2016

Mold Removal Tips: How to Successfully Remove Mold for Good

Mold is a fungus that enters your home or premises as simple tiny spores. When these spores get moisture, they start to grow and fully develop into...

on Dec 1, 2016

DIY: Paint your house

by Lorena Benchis on Dec 15, 2011

If your home is looking a bit shabby and in need of a good old lick of paint then you might be considering a DIY paint job. If the thought of picking up a paintbrush fills you with dread however, do not despair. Just follow these simple tips and you will soon be happily painting your house from top to bottom!

 

Before you begin, move light furniture such as tables and chairs out of the way and cover up larger items like sofa beds with dust sheets if you simply can’t move them. If you are painting a ceiling, also remove curtains and other fixtures.

 

Make sure you have all the equipment you need before you start. You will need a small paintbrush, a large brush or roller, filler, sandpaper, dust sheets, something to scrape old paint off with and of course plenty of paint!

 

Inspect the area for any cracks and fill in using a filler. Paint right into the corners with the small brush (this is known as ‘cutting’) and then, with your large brush or roller, apply one coat of paint and allow to dry fully before applying a second coat.

 

If you are painting wood, sand down first and apply a primer before painting. If you’re painting over a door that has the paintjob still fairly intact, you might not need to prime it. You should still sand it down and use an undercoat however. In between the first and second coat of paint, sand down the wood again and wipe clean with a damp cloth.

 

A good tip for the main stage of painting is to use a paintbrush as big as you feel able to use comfortably, so that the job gets done quicker and the paint is less likely to dry out around the edges.

 

Once you have given everything a lick of paint, your furniture might look tired and shabby in comparison. Visit Bensons for some fantastic bargains to put the finishing touches to your newly decorated home.

Author

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Wood Finishing Stains and Paints for Exterior Siding

Textured plywood surfaces are probably the most common for exterior siding. Sanded and roughsawn plywood will develop surface checks, especially...

Painting / Wallpaper

Washer Troubleshooting Tips: When Do I Repair, and When Do I Replace?

Imagine that it's late in the evening, and you're getting ready to put a load of laundry into your washer. Your washer is a few years old, but it's...

Appliance / Repair

Hedges and Hedging Plants

Hedgerows date back thousands of years. There is evidence that Romans planted thorn hedges to provide boundaries to estates. Hedges were first...

Garden / Landscaping

Washing Painted Walls

When washing painting walls semi-gloss or gloss enamels are easier to clean than is flat sheened paint. Wash or spot clean most painted surfaces...

Walls / Ceilings / Attics

How to Seal Chimney Flashing

Old houses often develop cracks between the chimney and the roof is a perpetual maintenance issue and should be checked every few years....

Roofing / Gutters

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2016