411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

3 Things to Consider Before Building a New Home

Building a new home is definitely an exciting experience, but it’s also one of the biggest investments you will likely ever make.  In...

on Mar 19, 2019

Load Restraint Systems: Keeping the Roads Safe

It only takes a quick look at the number of accidents caused by trucks with unsecured loads to realise the importance of load restraint systems....

on Mar 18, 2019

7 Best ways to Get Rid of Old Furniture and Old Large Items

Is unwanted furniture taking up space in your attic? Or maybe you are moving, and the idea of transporting old furniture and appliances sickens...

on Mar 17, 2019

How Inclement Weather Can Affect Your Pool

Only a few months into 2019 and it has been the craziest winter on record for a number of years all across the country.  Heavy weather systems...

on Mar 11, 2019

Furnishing Your New Apartment on a Budget

`Moving into a new apartment is an exciting time. Perhaps it’s the first time you’ll be on your own, or you’re moving into your first place with a...

on Mar 6, 2019

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

The 101 on Roof Repair Professionals

Sometime ago, my youngest child exclaimed “The sky is falling!” and started running around. I initially thought that he was talking...

Hire Contractors / Estimates

Concrete Foundation Repair Methods

If you have noticed when looking at the outside of your home cracked foundation, displaced moldings, cracked bricks, or separation from windows or...

Construction / Materials

Roofing Warning Signs You Should be Aware Of

Your home is an investment - one of the biggest you will likely ever make. It makes sense then to ensure that your investment is taken care of,...

Roofing / Gutters

Industrial Flooring: How to Make the Right Choice

Industrial flooring can be costly to purchase, difficult to choose and sometimes almost impossible to maintain. That's because unlike...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

Easy Renovation Tips for Creating a Beautiful Baby Nursery

It’s the first room your child will ever have so let’s make it a good one! Transforming a room into a beautiful nursery doesn’t have to be time...

Interior Design / Decor

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2019