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The Diy Guide to Painting Your Ceiling

In this section we will take you through the whole process including the preparation through to the final coat. Painting/decorating the ceiling should always be the first task if you are decorating a whole room, doing the ceiling first makes the subsequent tasks easier. To complete this task you will need the following items: Suitable Interior Paint Small Brush (cutting in) Large Brush or Roller Paint Kettle Suitable filler (if required) and Trowel Dust Sheets Sugar Soap and rag When working at heights always ensure that the structure is safe and secure. Never stretch out, always get down and re-position the scaffold. Preparing the ceilingFirst remove curtains, fixtures and any light furniture, place all heavy furnishings in the middle of the room and cover with dustsheets. Remove any loose floor coverings and use dustsheets to protect any other floor covering from paint splashes and dust. Wash down the wall with sugar soap or a suitable detergent to remove all dust and debris. Inspect the ceiling for cracks,...


Room Painting Projects You Can Do Yourself

It's not as simple as it looks, but one task that pretty much anyone can do on their house is painting. If the home has not been painted in awhile, you know that a painting project is often a challenge. For those who create the time to do it, you can save loads of money. If you lack the time, but you have the money, you can hire someone to get it done.Paint doesn't last indefinitely, and eventually it will begin to peel and look horrible. The only immediate alternative is to have a paint scraper and scrape off the peeling paint. If your home is really old, you may have several coats of paint, which will compound the problem. It usually is a lot more tedious if the layer of paint below was oil-based. Once the peeling paint has been 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. After you have completed this process, wash off the dust and let it dry up. You may want to wait 24 hours before it dries fully.There could possibly be ...


Stop Problems Happening Whilst Painting Aluminum

Anyone with older aluminum siding is well aware of the paint chalking problem. Just rub your hand along the old siding and the chalky old paint will be all over your palm. Trying to get paint to stick to this could be a real problem. This is due to oxidation of the paint. Siding manufacturers originally referred to this problem as a benefit. They called it, self cleaning, as the paint literally washed off the house. Older vinyl siding is also a problem. UV light fades vinyl siding over time and the siding becomes very unsightly. Many unfortunate homeowners and contractors have experienced the dismay, when they repainted their homes, only to find the new paint peeling off a few months later. Both problems with older aluminum and vinyl siding can be overcome with proper cleaning, surface preparation and re-painting. Cleaning ,you will need to rent a powerful pressure washer with at least 3000 psi. You will want a pressure washer powerful enough to remove most of the old chalky paint off the aluminum siding or, ...


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