411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

How to Know if Mold Is In Your Walls

Some mold types are very dangerous. So, it's vital that the contaminated areas are remediated right away. Find out how to know if there is mold...

on Aug 18, 2018

8 Great Home Buying Tips

There is a lot to think about when considering a new home. Feeling overwhelmed and confused is easy, but don’t let emotions take over to the...

on Aug 17, 2018

5 Good Reasons Why You Should Hire Custom Home Builders

Whether you’re building your dream home, renovating your house, or trying to sell a second hand home, you should always consider seeking...

on Aug 14, 2018

Property Business and The Ways To Make a Profit

If you are thinking of quitting your day job and pursuing a DIY passion, refurbishing a home can provide a good channel to release all that pent-up...

on Aug 13, 2018

Don’t Overlook These Household Maintenance Tips for Avoiding Costly Leaks

It goes without saying that household flooding and water damage from plumbing and other household issues are time-consuming and costly to deal...

on Aug 12, 2018

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

Safety Checks Everyone Should Do in Their Home to Prepare for Winter

Everyone’s top priority is to create a safe home for themselves and their family. This job is usually pretty simple, but it can get a little more...

Safety / Security

How to Choose The Right Water System For Your Home

Choosing the right water system for the home requires some careful thought. There are several different types of hot water systems to choose from,...

Plumbing / Basements

Glossary of Real Estate Terms

Anyone planning to buy or sell real estate can benefit by using this free real estate glossary of common terms. While this information provided is...

Real Estate / Finance

Organising An Office Move

Companies grow and expand over time, and this inevitably means moving to a larger and more convenient office space. There are a different set of...

General Household

Removing Mildew from Wood

Unpainted wood In damp, warm, poorly ventilated areas, surface mold often develops on wooden parts of buildings. Since new, unseasoned lumber is...

Painting / Wallpaper

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2018