Painting an Older Oregon Home
When starting a Oregon house painting project there are a few things to consider. What kind of paint are you going to use? What types of sheen will you have?
The typical kinds of paint go as follows. We go with a matte finish on the ceilings, a semi gloss on the trim and doors, a semi gloss or a satin paint in bathrooms and kitchens and an eggshell of a matte on the walls depending on how practical you want to be.
The first steps are to prepare the walls, doors and trim. You want to make sure that there are no holes, cracks and if there are then you want to fill them in with a drywall compound. After that you want to prime over any of the compounds so that they do not affect the final product.
You want to sand down any larger bumps more than one inch with an electric sanding device so that you have a smooth wall.
After that is done you put drop cloths all over the floor so that you do not get any paint on your floors. You want to start painting the ceilings first with a matte finish so that it covers imperfections and it looks cool and crisp, use a brush to cut around the corners and a roller to apply the paint. Make sure not to apply to much pressure or that will leave streaks.
You then want to paint the first coat for the trim and doors. You do the first coat so you do not have to worry about perfect lines because the coats on the wall will be done after.
When you are painting the wall you want to use long uniform strokes up and down and don’t be afraid to add more paint to the roller, paint is your friend. Once you are done with that you can add the second coat to the wall and the trim.
Make sure that when you are painting a room that you do one wall at a time so that it does not dry on you before you are finished.
For new construction homes you may have to use an airless paint sprayer to prime and put the first coat on but you have to make sure to cover the windows and furniture.
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