House painting in Tigard for interior or exterior decoration is available at your local hardware store, paint shops, and do-it-centers nation wide or local painting contractors.
Local painters will have a huge range of colors on their charts, which are made by blending the main tints and tones of their collection. Most paint companies will produce small test amounts of a color, especially if it is one of those, which you have requested to be mixed.
Good-quality Professional Painting will keep your home looking great for many years and is used by professional painters.
Professional Painting in Tigard – Trusted Experts
Below are five important things to consider before painting the exterior of your home yourself.
(1) Proper preparation of all surfaces to be painted is paramount. Improper preparation is the main cause of paint failure and/or reduced life of the finish. Surface preparation can take as little as a few hours, while some require days to complete properly. All this time and work and you have yet to open your first can of paint! For some, the time required and the knowledge needed for this step was all they had to hear before calling us in, but not for everyone. Others who completed projects on their own were happy with the outcome for the first few years or so after painting. It wasn't until the eventual premature failure coupled with the thought of how much time & money they had spent to repaint on their own that they eventually decided to leave it to the professionals the second time around.
(2) It's not that high... or is it. The height of your home can be a bit deceiving from the ground, and let's not forget about trying to safely place a ladder on a garage roof to paint the side of the second story. Proper equipment such as the correct ladders and ladder leveling tools required to safely perform the preparation and painting of high reach areas can be very costly. Aside from these costs, if you have a fear of heights, painting a two story home may not be the best choice you make.
For more information on Exterior Painting visit RedRock Finishes http://www.redrockfinishes.com/exterior-painting/
Exterior House Painting, 5 Tips Before You DIY
In this video by ABN Painting we're doing preparation work and spray painting exterior of a stucco house and the first thing we do for prep work is we move the gravel away from the house so it doesn't get any overspray.
Pressure washing is next.
Any paint that is peeling we scrape by hand using a putty knife.
We scrape the different angles to make sure that anything that is peeling will come off.
After we're finished with scraping we're using elastomeric punch to fill all hairline cracks in stucco and we apply it with a mini roller.
There are some areas on this house where there is countless number of cracks and we have to apply the patch pretty much from the very bottom of the house all the way to the top.
To fill smaller cracks in the wood trim we use the same elastomeric patch and we apply it with a brush because the mini roller on the round surface like that would not work very well.
To fix larger cracks in the wood trim we are using MH patch and we apply it with a putty knife.
Once we're done fixing larger cracks we'll come back to this area again and will fill all remaining small cracks using latex caulk and elastomeric punch.
After we finished with all repairs this is the look of the house.
After we're done masking the surfaces that will not be painted we start by spray painting the body of the house and the walls around.
After the body of the house had the chance to dry we mask off any surfaces next the wood trim to prepare for spray painting an accent color.
We use 12 inch masking paper to cover the stucco right next to the wood trim.
We used plastic to cover the rest of the area and for all the floors we use the tarps.
To spray paint the trim who is slightly lowered the pressure in the sprayer but we're using the same size of the spray tip as for the body of the house.
Most of the time it's easier using a brush in the mini roller to paint the trim fascia by hand but on this house we masked off the roof using 12 inch masking paper and green tape and we'll spray paint the trim fascia instead.
Here we spray painting the gates on the front of the house.
When spray painting the trim around the front door we covered with plastic any plans that may get overspray.
After we're finished with touch ups and clean up this is the look of the house.
This is the guest house.
And this is the main house.