Do-It-Yourself Paint Repairs

Are you bothered by the dings to your walls, the dents, and maybe the walls outside the house looks so bland? Worry not as we can help you brighten up your home! We will teach you how to repair and repaint your walls and how to even protect them from weather damage.

What you will need

Safety First

Better make sure that you have the proper precautions when doing any home improvement, house repair projects by having the right protection and the proper working environment

For example when using a ladder, make sure to secure the bottom quarter of the ladder away from the base of your house and make sure that the feet of the ladder are grounded firmly on a flat even surface to avoid falling off. Have someone support the ladder for extra stability as well.

Also, wear boots if possible to protect yourself from any injury; and never reach out from the ladder more than an arm’s length as you may tip yourself over.

Preparation

  • Clean the area

Using a medium to stiff hand brush, remove dust, dirt and even loose point on the area you will be working on to remove unnecessary distractions when you begin your work.

 

 

 

 

  • Repair

If there are small cracks, dents, holes, and whatnot on the surface, you should have it cleaned by now and be free from loose materials. Apply exterior filler or mortar using a knife and smoothen it out using a wet filling knife which you can get from your local paint or hardware store. If the cracks are deep, then do it layer by layer while letting each layer dry up before applying the next.

  • Seal and Prime

Using a masonry primer with a small paint brush in hand, begin to apply the primer on porous and/or powdery surfaces after filling them all up. Use a pile roller to have a more even surface which will make painting easier in the long run.

 

Paint

Choosing the appropriate paint will be crucial on how the overall look will come out. Make sure to wear a mask to prevent any dizziness that may come about from the paint.

Textured paints

These are great for a hardwood finish. It will also help mask imperfections in the masonry.

Smooth paint

You can get a nice even finish when using this type of paint. It can disguise minor blemishes and is easy to apply.

Choosing colours

Pick up some tester pots and paint on to cardboard or plasterboard. This will give you an idea of how it will look. Don’t forget – the colour will look different depending on the time of day and which way the wall is facing.

 

As you paint, make sure to have even strokes and make sure to let each layer dry up completely before apply each coating to achieve a longer lasting result.

Have fun! To contact a professional painter who can do this for you, check this out!

 

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