When is the best time to paint your home?

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Tips for painting your home:

  • Wait for dry weather
  • Do a thorough visual inspection and proper prep
  • Do a thorough cleanup
  • Use only high-quality materials: brushes, roller covers, and painter’s tape
  • Protect and cover anything you don’t want painted
  • Remove light switch and outlet covers. Cover with painter’s tape
  • Start with primer
  • Box your paint.

 

Exterior home painting optimal relative humidity (RH) levels are within the 40 to 50 % range.

Clean dirty surfaces thoroughly so the paint can adhere to the wall and form a strong bond

Do the painting in this order: The trim first, the ceiling second then walls. Make sure to let the paint dry before you continue with the next step

Fine sand trim between coats for an ultra-smooth finish

Before painting the walls, make sure to create an even surface free from holes and bumpy areas

Blend in several paint cans in a large bucket to get a consistent color throughout the area

Apply the roller on the full height of the wall and keep a wet edge as this will avoid lap marks

Let the paint dry for at least two hours, then cut the painter’s tape to get it loose for a perfect edge

Prime and texture wall patches to avoid discolored spots finish

Roll paint alongside the edges for a steady texture

Use drop cloths rather than plastic as these absorb the paint right away

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