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Ideas and Information
Paint Contracting. Estimating interior and exterior painting. How to advertise and marketing tips for a house painting business. How to organize your work vehicle. Painting tool reviews. Accounting and scheduling. More...
Learn Faux Finishes and Decorative Painting Techniques. How to apply specialty paints such as suede paint finishes and metallic finishes. Wood graining and Marbling instruction. Wall painting techniques and recipes.
Wallpaper installation Explained
Learn how to hang wallpaper and wallpaper borders. Drop match, straight match, or random match. Pre-pasted and un-pasted. Double cutting. Wallpaper tools. Pasting machines. Wallpaper and border sales.
Choose the right paint color for your house. Color selection tools and help. Try out new paint colors on the Virtual House Painting Tool. Find the best color combinations and color palettes for you interior painting.
Staining and Varnishing. Learn how to apply wood stain, how to match stains and how to color putty. The different clear finishes: varnish, shellac and urethanes. Waterborne finishes and stains. Wiping stains and penetrating stains. Much more.....
Learn fast drywall repair. Repair holes, cracks and seams in drywall. Learn how to tape a drywall seam or inside corner. How to install metal corner bead. Drywall finishing methods.
Interior Painting. Interior painting articles ranging from painting a bathroom to painting a living room. Learn about painting ceilings and walls as well as ceramic tile and appliances. How to use a spray gun as well as how to use a roller or brush.
This site has been divided into "hubs" for easy navigating:. Each section dealing with a major aspect of interior and exterior house painting.
House paint application
The primary tools of the trade are the roller, brush and sprayer. While most applications in the house repaint scenario are with paint rollers and paint brushes - especially with homeowners, since there is more of a learning curve (and expense) with spraying paint.
The actual mechanics of painting a wall or painting a room are fairly simple: master the use of a paint roller and learn how to “cut in” with a paint brush, and you can paint a room. Add to this, the knowledge of paint preparation, primers and the correct choice of paint, and you have all the ingredients for a first-rate interior paint job.
Exteriors can be a bit more strenuous, requiring the knowledge and use of ladders, staging and working from roofs (sometimes steep roofs - and staying on them). With exterior painting, your work is not done privately - every neighbor can see the success (or failure) of your efforts, either in paint color choice, application competence, or the durability of your work.
House painting and decorating ideas
Painting is not just about function, it is also about decorating and creating a “look“. It is about finding what you like in terms of color and style and translating that to the interior or exterior through the use of house paint, color, and application techniques. There are many ways of adding paint in a decorative manner apart from just creative use of color: there are faux finishes, stencils, wallpaper, wood stains , stripes, graphics, and designs, textures and specialty paints.
Painting and Decorating: is a basic home maintenance undertaking that almost every homeowner will engage in at some point in their life. Not only homeowners, but apartment renters and home leasers, either by necessity or by choice, all become “painters” at some point in time.
The objective of this site is to be a resource of information relating to house paint, house painting, exterior painting, interior painting and decorating for both DIY’ers and professionals seeking such information.
Written from the perspective of a residential painter of over 25 years experience, who has “been there and done that” several times over. Written in terms that anyone can follow, from the novice to the most experienced.
Contained within this site, you should be able to find helpful information about house paint, house paint application and house painting ideas:
House Painting Articles. Painting and Decorating Concourse house painting articles index. All website articles listed in a "Table of Contents" format.
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House Painting Supplies. Find the painting supplies and painting tools you need for your next house painting project. Purdy paint brushes, Wooster extension poles and roller frames, sprayers, Wagner panting tools and many hard to find painting items.
Exterior Painting Tips. Information relating to exterior painting, paints and stains. Surface preparation, pressure washing and surface preparation tools.
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Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule Items
All types Wagner, Graco and more...
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The two basic paint types are oil based (alkyd) paint and water based paints. Within the two basic paint types, there are special formulations for specific uses: enamels for doors and trim, clear coats for wood finishing, ceiling paints, wall paints etc…. Different resins are used to make a paint within the two main paint types: acrylic, vinyl or a mix of the two. Oil based paints can be made of a number of different oils, each having different application and durability qualities.