Although it is probably not easy almost anyone can paint their own home. Depending on the situation, you will know how hard or how easy the painting project will likely be. Provided that you have time to do the job, you can save money by doing your own painting, and prep work. You’ll want to bring in help to do the job for you, if you want to take off from your job to do it.
After years, the paint on your wall is likely to either start to fade or peel. Truth be told, your single option will be to scrape the paint off your wall. When you have an older home, it is likely that you have layers of old paint below your current one. You will end up with a tougher time when the layers of paint below are oil-based. Once the peeling paint has become stripped off, you need to plug any holes in the wood with putty or spackle parts of your drywall and sand it down as best you can. If you’re done, now remove the dust and give it a chance to completely dry. It is advisable to wait about 24 hours to fully dry.
One of the bigger problems with older homes is from moisture build-up. Paint will quickly crack if you have condensation or perhaps leaks. You will come across this often in the bathroom, where mold and mildew may also grow. Even if this is normally a bathroom issue, it can happen in other parts of the house. Water leaks could cause paint cracks as well as shrubs that are too close to the house. For those who have cracking paint due to too much moisture, then you need to look for a different solution. As you probably will have mildew, and if it is on the inside, you will need a solution consisting of one part bleach and three parts water. If it is on the outside of the house, you just wash it with a pressure washer and the solution that comes with it.
You will probably have to repaint when the paint on your home is fading. This generally develops outside when you have direct sunshine almost daily. To reduce fade, don’t use bright colors like red for the house. If you prefer colors that stand out, try ones that are golden or with a ruddy tone.
To keep your house looking nice, don’t ever let it get into that bad of shape. Do your best to always keep the paint on your home looking vibrant and stop any leaks from damaging your paint job.