Saturday, December 27, 2008

PAINTING CONTRAST BETWEEN WALL AN TRIM COLORS ETC.

As to your interest in painting contrast ....

Well to give thought into the reality of what you may have explained for one yes the ceiling white is a defining plus to a straight edge of corresponding color of the wall or if there's a crown molding of sort a multiple division between wall color trimmings of the crown an a flat basic white in the ceiling......

Now as to your trim usually a gloss or semi gloss an in some instances a satin gives a variable luster difference between the wall an trim variance especially in a darker wall color seems to set off the details to a dramatic perspective .

Now as to the windows an the unusual variance you described now generally the trim flow throughout the entire house should be the same . in one point think of the painting of all such involved . the reality of time consumption in effort of changing colors an cleaning up equipment etc. is incredible when especially the idea an consideration of multi colors .

For your windows to blend throughout the trim they should match the trim . to uniquely dramatize the window consider your drapes blinds drop sash whatever the covering is where the illustration of effort should be considered .

Now one point in reality think of yourself for the future as the years pass an time continues to relate to the trimmings that's where the abuse comes into effect that , that is run into touched worn on by vacuum cleaners furniture movers an especially children that seem to be the most destructive on a quality expression of paint yes the little nippers seem to put they're hands everywhere not to mention the crayons or toys constantly pounding scraping an destroying the paint .

One point a thought of a surface washable quality paint should be considered when children are involved .. yes messy they are so many times I have seen parents ultimately pulling they're hair out due to the fact they're precious little snowflakes have ruined they're very expensive considerations of contrasting colors an trim work .

It does happen an the reality of effort is exactly the entire point I am trying to explain . Imagine touching up your multi color trim in the future the more the same color trim is flowing through the house the easier it will ultimately be.

One more point as to your doors no they don't have to be the same color after all they are doors the most beautiful difference I have seen is a nice wall color with white trim but the door itself was made of real wood instead of this cheap pressed cardboard type that actually looks like wood but quite frankly it isn't an doesn't stain or varnish an that is what I would like to point out if you buy a cheap product it will reflect cheap forever an the quality an lasting effect usually doesn't last forever they break easily fall apart when humidity levels are in the 80 percent range which happens an the occasional flood or mishap in the bath area those composite doors absorb water like a sponge an soon become worthless junk .

A true real effect of dramatic proportion is to have real wood doors stained an varnished to a luster beautiful reflection an possibly matching wood floors or cabinetry really sets them off giving a much more dramatic display throughout the house ....

After all it's your house an your choice to live with for the duration of those colors which in reality the painting should really be something that is changed constantly have an enduring color that will blend with your furnishings or at least complement such .

An as for the little snowflakes well good luck with them they are destructive to just about everything in the house a cheap cabinetry will not stand up to the test of time with children climbing on them standing on the handles to climb up on them etc.

Quality durability is always a consideration when building . there is so much to consider . Try not to stress yourself out an in choosing colors well try out painting a piece of wood an dry wall an look at it together try a big enough piece that will allow the full effect of color to be a relatable illusion to allow a understanding how that color may relate to the rest of the house applications, flooring , cabinetry , furniture , drapes , etc , etc .

Good luck an enjoy your new home...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

AN ANSWER TO A QUESTION :

Going insane, Laura posted this question on Yedda, and based on your Yedda profile, we think you can provide a great answer to it:
Is there a paint for my indoor trim work that would adhere to its current oil based finish without sanding and minimized off gassing (green friendly)?
I22 have a 10 year old house whose trim was painted in a white oil based paint. It is showing wear and I'm tired of white. So I need to repaint, but I am afraid of oil based paint off gassing. Is there a 'green' paint that minimizes off-gassing that would adhere to the oil based paint without sanding my arms off? Please advise. Thanks so much for your help. Laura Peterson dpeterson6@nc.rr.com

ANSWER


Hello peterson
I certainly understand your dilemma in the reality of the difference in smell...A POINT ....to make though is that oil base paint is much more durable an so very easy to care for after it's repainted ... Some better quality oils like benjamin moore is much less fragrant . an actually has a fragrance in it to help with the smell. there is low odor mineral spirits . an the best paint additive to help with a wet edge and flow out in brushing is penetrol to mix with the paint instead of mineral spirits as a thinner . will not cut your working material to thin an makes working with oils so much more controllable . please reconsider .... I am 50 yrs old an have been painting for more than 40 yrs. yes i started painting when i was 9 yrs old with my uncle .
I am old an grey an retirement isn't a want but economy forced me to close my corporation an disband my employees . all alone the time drifts by effectively destroying my thoughts of ever getting back into the swing of employment after all who hires an old man these day's . I guess getting back to my point is this someone worked very hard at laying out the first applications of your trim work . priming , sanding the first an possibly the second coats of paint . most of all care was generally taken in its original beauty . it is the absolute best in paint qualities.... much more durable than even the best acrylics which is on the market . acrylic is more soft damages easily absorbs humidity an mold is an associative of acrylics much less than oils although mold may become present on oil it doesn't grow into it as it can with acrylic/latex products . ..... my reality is that i have seen so many people avoid oils due to the harshness an realities of difficulty in handling an applying oils . I urge you to reconsider . you will have to sand anyway's to apply an acrylic primer in order for it to stick well anyway . there is a liquid sand paper that will remove the gloss off oils an will assist in reducing the necessity of sanding but it is as volatile as the harshness of oil even more so really..... please from my heart i urge you to consider what i am trying to express in the time i am taking to express my feeling to you . try to understand where this effort is coming from i am expressing . reconsider an take a moment in time to realize that the time to prime over oil ( kilz 2 a water base primer ) around 25.00 a gallon very difficult to use sets up way to quickly to work with much more than oil . benjamin moore gloss acrylic finish . around 35.00 a gallon . there is 3 M sanding pads , rather than sand paper much easier to use . a vacuum cleaner with sanding reduces dust fallout an floating . be sure to be extra careful most old oils have lead in it . use a top quality dust mask ( not the cheap ones ) referred as 2 string (yellow) rubber band type n-95 some have an air expulsion device that allow the hot air in the mask out so that your not re breathing hot air . they are around 2.50 each to up to 5.00 but last a while an handle it carefully it is your life safety i am stressing . lead paint oil dust is very troublesome an highly costly to hire someone to sand it . but with care is easily done . just remember to work with it carefully tack cloths are useful in removing extra fine debris around 1.50 each they r very tacky an aid in clean up an disposal .. of dusty areas . without redistributing it up in to the air .
please feel free in e mailing me in any questions you may have . I will be glad to offer advice any help at all if necessary in your desire to achieve a quality professional result in your endeavors . after all painting has been my entire life . although the economy has me at a stand still . at the computer has been my life lately
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

PREPARATIONS OF PROJECT IS EVERYTHING

The true reality of most painting projects is the preparations involved.

Assessment's of work to be done ...
Overall before attempting such project is the analysis of any or all repairs to be done ..

Essentially removal of all Pictures , Wall electrical Plates , Attachments ...

The movement of furniture away from work area enough to gain full access to walls flooring base and essentially to get a ladder in an to be free to move through area easily . three feet is enough ...

Generally if the entire room needs the walls painted . Move everything into center portion of the room . If this is too much remove from area altogether to free up space to move around !
The biggest mistake is not having adequate space to fluently move through the room .

Cover all furniture with a drop cloth or just plastic . Although you think it may be far enough away not to get splatters on . Take into effect newton law if it's there it will get paint on it . Such simple procedure will eliminate severe mistakes an headaches . Cleaning paint off something is much more difficult an embarrassing than the act of painting itself..

Tarping the floor area around entire room . An essentially the walk area away from room . hallways the way to the restroom , outside to the garage or out of the house . tracking paint through the house on your carpet or hardwood floors can be irreversible . Take into effect that you will be walking through your paint splatter area an no matter how careful you may be from creating a mess. Believe me it will happen .

Tape off bordered edge using 2" blue tape is the easiest all around to carpets , wood floors tile etc. allowing a nice clean edge to paint against . using some type of paper news paper will do giving added protection to the tarps walkways etc. Apply the second layer of protection of
tape to the foremost first layer of border tape you have put down first this doesn't have to be perfect think of it as insurance an believe me paper moves easily it sticks to your feet and ad hearing it down around the edges will keep it from moving around and even the air conditioner going on unexpectedly will blow it up on to your wet wall an ruin the freshly applied paint .. If your not paying attention it will happen an possibly dry permanently to the freshly painted surface . Believe me the paint generally will soak right through most cheaper brands of paint tarps or if your economical a sheet will not totally protect the floor surface at all . Use a second defence to protect from the obvious spill. It will happen even to the best seasoned professional . If you are such you probably won't be reading this so take these few serious words of advise from a pro. protect your work area from the most obvious of disasters . Overlooking the reality of spills will be a deteriorating aspect to your project . And make the simplest thing the hardest .. newtons law and bad karma will effectively spoil your day ! And possibly permanent embarrassment for not taking these simple careful steps .
Finally the remaining plugs and switches left bare from removing the plate tape over effectively to lessen the aftermath of rolling right over it with your paint roller an having to clean up is much harder than this simple protective step.

If there is curtains , verticals , horizontals , what ever over window areas . It is much easier to just remove them totally . And if the brackets aren't permanently attached unscrew it an remove totally it will be much easier to paint over than around these intricate an complicated attachments . remove these things totally out of the room if possible they get in the way an remember newtons law it will get paint on these fragile products. Curtains are like paint magnets it will get on it . You will be slapping yourself in your head screaming why didn't i just get these things out of here in the first place .

.A final note if your baseboard will be painted a different color shade or just a gloss instead of a flat . Tape it off using a 1"' tape remember to dust properly and clean before hand all around the edges before you start this project ... Then apply the tape carefully giving a straight line in the relation from base to wall . keep in mind that trying to brush a straight line at this lowest wall area in relation to the base is difficult having a tape line to ease complete brushing up against the tape will reduce your application time effectively .. And also protect your base from oversplater from the roller . those pesky little splatters are hell to get off your beautiful base an will look like hell to try n just paint over Take the time to adequately prepare is the essentials of a great an beautiful paint job that will show and last for years to come ...

Make repairs as necessary = filling all holes from nails etc . clean walls or brush dust off walls . If sanding is necessary . do so before applying steps above then vacuum as necessary .. tape will not stick to dusty walls an floors..

Finally when all painting is totally complete . Stop wait until your work is totally dry before attempting to remove tape tarps etc . throwing dust dirt whatever up on wet paint will stay forever . before trying to remove these carefully laid out protection let the surfaces dry completely .. brushing , dragging or trying to remove a well splattered tarp or paper n tape up against anything near well effectively ruin your day ! let it completely dry .

Go out clean up your paint equipment . wash your hands , take a much deserved break , rest relax , get away , what ever just give it all time to adhere dry n be beautiful .. before attempting to clean up ..

Finally reattach plug plates , any an all previously removed items . Curtains etc.. an set your furniture back . At this time sit back an enjoy your hard labors . Hopefully following these simple steps in preparations . will ease your project into completion without the most probable and possible damage occurring .

Good luck ..... One final note take your time involving these steps an get it done right the first time . after drying totally make sure you inspect your work totally before removing all this effort .. And an over looked need of a second coat of paint will be a hair pulling effect of insanity .
So wait , effectively inspect . realise that a second coat will last longer an look better especially if you are changing color or trying to cover a dark color with a lighter color .

HOPEFULLY MY EFFORT IN EXPLAINING THESE SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE STEPS WILL
HELP EASE YOUR PROJECT TO COMPLETION .....

Saturday, October 4, 2008

GUIDE TO PICKLING / PAINTING PROJECTS FOR WOOD APPLICATIONS

PICKLING TECHNIQUES AND ADVICE ON SET UP N PROCEDURES :
One way you could refresh the appearance is to pickle it ...Which could very well give you a vast difference in its look .. Lightening up its visual expression without such great expense .. Pickling is sort of the way they used to do what was referred to white washing ..In the old days ..Which actually adds colors but allows the beauty of the wood show thru ... Pickling is a bit different but basically the same ..A white wash uses a latex white paint thinned down two to one an the boards were usually soaked in the formula an then wiped off with a rag . Applying such with a brush or spraying with a bug sprayer soaking the product on then as i said wiping off ...It is a bit messy an really with the way latex paint drys so quickly and as you said the surface is rough i wouldn't advise of it. The rags absorb a lot an it is blotchy where it dry s an over laps where you wipe ..... But i though describing such will give you options . A note is always try your idea on a test piece any piece of wood will do it doesn't have to be the paneling ...Anyway back to pickling . What and how to create enough pickle juice for the job . Depending on the size of walls you have to do .The material goes a long way ... First on the quart basis ...Is easier to follow and handle ...With mixing such ....Select a quart of oil base paint that you like .The preferred color even though thick before thinning must at least be the appearance of color of your choice . Thinking that with a thinned product the color an texture of the paneling will show thru a bit ..What your pickle juice will come out to after thinning will give the paneling a streaked color variable to your color choice which could uniquely brighten up its appearance ..Using a gloss oil paint quart ( let say light beige ) dump contents in a pail or gallon bucket . Pour in the paint product can . Mineral spirits .Filling to the top shaking after replacing lid . An dumping content in the bucket your using that has the paint you dumped . Refill the quart twice with mineral spirits . Dumping into the pail or gallon bucket . This is a two parts mineral spirits to one part oil paint mix ... Creating 3/4 gallon of product ..Which is enough to do a good size living rm plus maybe a small hallway . Of course using a oil base product open all windows turn on the fan what ever you can do to disburse the fumes ...Using a low odor mineral spirits helps but believe me it still smells . Also remember no candles an if there is any pilot light in the area please be sure to extinguish the flames turning of all sources of flames anywhere in the house . Stove hot water heater etc. Even some gas fireplaces have a pilot light believe me the fumes travel a long way . Even smoking in the house . Might not be a good idea the cigarette wont light the fumes but the lighter itself just might be enough to blow up your house . I am serious on this so hopefully your paying attention . Fumes expand when lit creating a seriously explosive fire an will blow the windows out of your house an possibly burn down the whole place ... Anyways after you have mixed your paint an mineral spirits together . The product will settle a bit in this formula so remember to stir often ...Pour some in a paint pail usual a bit less than a quart is enough to get you started . Get a large brush ... Here is a link to my painting tips blog spot . It may give you more insight in choosing the right brush n equipment . Plus under my profile is links to my other blogs you may find interesting an possibly funny ..Quite a few stories and tales ... Some other interesting read . Http://paintingtips-dirtdog.Blogspot.Com/2008/09/professional-painting-tipsnobody-tells.Html Well after selecting the right size brush . Even a latex type brush will do in these matters after all they might tend to be easier to handle n apply the thin material . When brushing on quickly you can brush any direction to apply the material the more the better wetting the entire surface top to bottom an in the case of paneling its easy doing one slice at a time finishing with a top to bottom swipe either up or down but follow the same direction an amount of material distributed an upwards direction tends to bunch up material at the top n tends to run which is not advisable but passing up n down several times will distribute the product more evenly .. I will use a brush to put it on an have a brush attached to a stick with tape . Like a broom stick which gives you the reach an a full stoke from top to bottom ...It takes a while to master the technique ...But believe me its pretty easy ....Now i suggest to tape off the top an bottom with two inch blue tape or use a shield at the top of the paneling to keep it off your ceiling an tape paper n a tarp or sheets at the floor to protect you floor from spattering an drip from the paint product mix pickle juice is very messy n runny ...I also advise if your base board is similar to the paneling you can swipe. Left to right an pickle that if you wish to match it to the pickle juice . Or either tape off or remove it to guard against running on to it but it will wipe off quite easily with a rag dipped in mineral spirits . Now i would like to point out the trimming to door ways etc can be pickled to just flow with the grain direction with the final sweep top to bottom n you will be fine as long as you follow the grain direction ...Experimenting on a separate piece will hone your technique ... Take your time n get proper ventilation . Try not to stop in the middle of your work due to once dry it will over lap n a second coat will be twice as much color to definition . Of pickle streaks ...Oh another note take off all switch plates and receptacle covers . And cover with the blue tape to prevent pickling that too . If your plugs are dark brown an you want to change the color .. Try getting a white spray paint . Use a cut out stencil with a hole cut to the diameter of the plug without the plate on .. Hold up the stencil n spray lightly the plug changing its color will save you lots of expense rather than changing plugs . Just by new white plate cover to match a revive them too before or after you start your pickle project ..
Have fun n ask anything you so wish if you need help thru the COMMENTS directly to me i will respond once i notice you ..
Enjoy n take the time to do it right n it will be fine .. I am always online so response time is usually with a hour or so or up to a few days depending on my projects going at the time ....
I have many blogs an pages that i attend too ...
Here's one : Http://bitchingncomplaining.Blogspot.Com/2008/09/passing-of-dog-days-of-summer.Html Enjoy ..
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

CONTINUANCE W/T TIPS = PROPER EQUIPTMENT

AS POINTED OUT ....
PROPER EQUIPMENT
IT IS ESSENTIAL TO REALIZE THAT THE MOST COMMON MISTAKES ONE MAKE IN ATTEMPTING TO BE INDUSTRIOUS AND DOING THE JOB YOURSELF . OR IN THE LEAST CONNING YOUR WIFE OR KIDS INTO THE VERY EFFORT WITH THAT SAYING OH' ITS EASY ... IN THE LEAST IF YOU HAVE DONE SO YOUR A MASTER AT GETTING ONE TO DO SUCH AN YOU SHOULD BECOME A POLITICIAN .....HOPE YOU DON'T MIND A LITTLE HUMOR ....HA !
IN REALITY N BACK TO THE SUBJECT IF YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN THEM TO DO IT WELL YOUR IN FOR A TREAT OF INSANITY SWEAT HELL N A HARD TIME UNLESS YOU TAKE MY ADVICE N GET YOURSELF THE PROPER EQUIPMENT ....
DON'T SETTLE FOR THE CHEAPEST FLIMSIEST ROLLER HANDLE N CHEAPEST ROLLER COVER YOU COULD POSSIBLY FIND ....
GET THE STRONGEST MOST EXPENSIVE HANDLE . AND EXTENSION POLE ...THE PRO SERIES WOOSTER IS THE BEST A TOUGH STURDY N RELIABLE PRODUCT . UNLESS YOU FEEL YOU WOULD ENJOY DRIVING BACK N FOURTH TO THE PAINT STORE SEVERAL TIMES TO REPLACE THE CHEAP ONE YOU BOUGHT SINCE THEY USUAL WON'T LAST PAST THE FIRST SIDE OF YOUR HOUSE ...
AND NEXT TO POINT OUT THE ROLLER COVER GET A 1 - 1 1/2 " THICK ROLLER COVER
SUFFICIENT ENOUGH TO PASS MORE THAN ONE STROKE AN TO CARRY ENOUGH MATERIAL TO SPREAD AROUND ADEQUATELY IN A GOOD COVERAGE .
OR BEAT YOURSELF TO DEATH N WEAR OUT ONE OF THOSE CHEAP LITTLE SHORT HAIRED COVERS WITHIN THE FIRST HOUR N WASTE THE REST OF THE DAY APPLYING TOO LITTLE AN HAVE TO DO IT OVER N OVER AGAIN TILL YOUR DRENCHED WITH SWEAT HEAT ASPIRATIONS N HATING LIFE FOR NOT FOLLOWING MY ADVICE ....
NEXT =
AND THIS IS MOST DEFINITELY THE WORST MISTAKE ONE MAKES IN ATTEMPTING TO BE A DO IT YOURSELF ER .....
THE PAN = DON'T FALL FOR IT THOSE THINGS ARE MEANT TO DRIVE YOU STINKING BANANA'S....PLUS WASTE N SPILL COUNTLESS AMOUNTS OF PAINT AND WASTE HOURS OF YOUR TIME ...THE PAINT COMPANIES DESIGNED THESE THINGS TO DRIVE YOU CRAZY . TO MAKE A TOTAL MESS N OF COURSE SELL MORE USELESS AND OTHERWISE WORTHLESS PRODUCTS. AND ALSO MORE PAINT TOO .. SINCE YOU WILL SPILL PLENTY TRYING TO MANAGE APPLYING PAINT TO THE ROLLER IN THOSE LOUSY FLIMSY TRAYS... GETTING IT ON THE WALL IS THE JOB ..NOT SCREWING AROUND WITH GETTING PAINT ON THE ROLLER ....
SO ASK OR GET A PAINT SCREEN THAT ATTACHES TO THE INSIDE OF A 5 GALLON BUCKET . ALSO GET THE STURDIER PRODUCT .. REMEMBER YOU WANT TO DO THIS JOB THE EASIEST QUICKEST MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO GET IT DONE ....AND APPROPRIATELY TOO .. SO THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT MORE THAN ONCE OR TWICE .. N REALLY THE BEST THING IS TO DO IT TWICE ANYWAYS GETTING TWO FULLY COVERED THICKLY APPLIED COATS WAITING BETWEEN DRYING TIMES ..
IT WILL THEN LAST THE YEARS IN ACCORDANCE TO THE LABEL ON THE CAN .. A TEN OR TWENTY YEAR PAINT ALWAYS ADVISES TO APPLY TWO COATS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE ADEQUATE PROTECTION .....
AND WARRANTY YES PAINT ACTUALLY HAS A WARRANTY BUT THE LOOPHOLE THE PAINT STORE HAS MOST PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA THERE IS ONE . AND THE STORES LOOPHOLE IS YOU DIDN'T APPLY TWO COATS AS DIRECTED .. THAT'S WHERE THEY WILL GET YOU IN THE LONG RUN.... ONE DO IT RIGHT FOLLOW DIRECTIONS AND ADEQUATE COVERAGE . USING THE RIGHT TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT WILL ULTIMATELY INSURE THE PRODUCT WILL BE APPLIED EFFICIENTLY AND CORRECTLY ...
THE BUCKET =
NOW REALLY IF YOU HAD ANY BRAINS RATHER THAN BUYING TEN TO FIFTEEN GALLONS IN SINGLES N STRUGGLING TO GET THE PAINT OUT OF THE STINKING BUCKET . AND INTO THE EMPTY BUCKET YOU JUST BOUGHT FOR 5.00 OR MORE GET THE PAINT IN FIVE GALLON INCREMENT'S . IF YOU HAPPEN TO THINK YOU MAY NEED TEN GALLONS. BE REAL SMART BUY TWO FIVES AND A COUPLE OF SINGLES ALSO THE EXTRA TWO GETTING TWELVE ....INSTEAD OF TEN . ONE YOU WILL THEN HAVE A SMALL BUCKET TO PUT THE REMAINING LEFTOVER AMOUNT IN AND ALSO IF YOUR LUCKY YOU WILL HAVE A FULL MATCHING GALLON OF YOUR HOUSE PAINT IN ORDER IN THE FUTURE TO MAKE ADEQUATE TOUCH UP TO THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME ....
BELIEVE ME IT HAPPENS NO MATTER HOW CAREFUL YOU SURE TO BE SOMETHINGS GOING TO SCREW IT UP . ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE KIDS PETS NEIGHBORS OR EVER HIRED YARD PERSONNEL BELIEVE ME THEY COULD CARE LESS IF THEY SCREW UP YOUR FRESH PAINT JOB AND ARE SURELY THE WORST IN HAVING CONSIDERATION OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL PAINT JOB . AND AFTER HALLOWEEN AFTER THE NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS EGG YOUR HOUSE . YOU'LL HAVE THE RIGHT COLOR N TINT ..TO TOUCH IT UP ....
NOW ONE OTHER POINT GET REAL N REALIZE THESE FEW OTHER POINTS ...
ONE IT IS EASIER TO HAVE AN EXTRA 5 GALLON BUCKET FIRST OFF YOU WILL NEED TO MIX ALL THE PAINT TOGETHER . FROM ALL THE CONTAINERS EVEN THE EXTRA SINGLE GALLONS ...REMEMBER THE PROPER FORMULA MAY BE OFF JUST A BIT AN IT'S MUCH BETTER MIXING IT ALL TOGHETHER .....
SO GET AN EXTRA 5 GALLON BUCKET ! IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A PAINT BUCKET FROM THE STORE . AN OLD ONE EVEN THOSE SQUARE CAT LITTER BUCKETS ARE GOOD TO HAVE FOR AN EXTRA MIX BUCKET POUR THEM ALL TOGETHER BETWEEN THE BUCKETS ABOUT HALF OF EACH BACK N FOURTH SEVERAL TIMES .
MIXING IT ALL TOGETHER . ADDING A CUP OR TWO OF WATER TO EACH BUCKET AS YOU GO TO GIVE THE PAINT A LITTLE BREATHING ROOM N IT WONT DRY UP NEARLY AS QUICK AN BELIEVE ME IT WILL BE EASIER IN THE END TO WORK WITH ...
AFTER MIXING CLOSE UP THE SINGLES AFTER RE POURING THE MIXED MATERIAL BACK IN THEM . N SET ASIDE JUST IN CASE YOU MIGHT NEED THEM ... ALSO THE FIVE GALLON BUCKET WITH THE PAINT YOU PURCHASED PUT THE LID BACK ON SECURELY . AFTER REFILLING IT . THEN YOU WILL HAVE A WORKING ROUND 5 GALLON BUCKET ABOUT 1/3RD. TO HALF FULL OF PAINT ...SET THE ROLLER SCREEN IN IT N PUT THE ROLLER HANDLE W/T ROLLER COVER ATTACHED IN THE PAINT DIPPING COMPLETELY INTO THE PRODUCT IT WILL THEN ABSORB EVENLY INTO THE ROLLER . ATTACH THE PAINT LID TO THE TOP OF THE REMAINING FIVE GALLON BUCKET THAT'S AROUND HALF TO THREE QUARTERS FULL DUE TO HOW MUCH WATER YOU ADDED WHICH IF YOU FOLLOWED MY ADVICE YOU WOULD HAVE ADDED AROUND A HALF GALLON OF WATER TO THE TWELVE GALLONS .
ONE POINT DON'T USED WELL WATER OR LAKE WATER IT USUAL HAS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF ALGAE IN IT N WILL SPOIL WITHIN MONTHS ....USE TAP WATER . ALSO YOUR PAINT WILL MOLD QUICKLY IF YOU USE LAKE WATER OR WELL WATER ....IT HAS HAPPENED TO ME AND IS A NIGHTMARE .....
ANYWAYS LIKE I SAID CLOSE ALL CONTAINERS BACK SECURELY N SET ASIDE .. IF YOU HAD ENOUGH SENSE TO OF SET DOWN A TARP OR SHEET TO MIX OVER IN AN AREA IN THE SHADE N AWAY FROM THE HOUSE YOU WILL BE WORKING ON . LEAVE IT ALL ON THE TARP N BEING OUT OF THE WAY FROM THE WORK YOUR DOING YOU WON'T HAVE TO MOVE IT .. N REFILLING YOUR WORKING BUCKET WILL BE
EASIER OVER THE TARP...
BY NOW AFTER DOING AS I HAVE ADVISED YOUR READY TO GET TO IT N APPLY THE ROLLING EFFORTS ....
BUT BEFORE REALIZE THIS IT IS MUCH EASIER TO OF SET UP A SMALL PAINT POT N BRUSH WITH ENOUGH PAINT TO ADEQUATELY CUT IN YOUR WORK FIRST . BEFORE APPLYING THE ROLLING EFFORTS REMEMBER BEFORE WALKING AWAY WITH BRUSH IN HAND TO BEGIN BRUSHING PUT A PLASTIC GARBAGE BAG OVER YOUR 5 GALLON BUCKET W/T SCREEN N ROLLER HANDLE ROLLER COVER N PAINT . LEAVING THE ROLLER COVER SUBMERGED ...COVER WITH THE GARBAGE BAG . WHILE YOUR BRUSHING N YOUR PAINT ...
THAT 5 GALLON BUCKET WONT DRY N SKIM OVER ON THE TOP . USUALLY A COUPLE OF EXTRA OUNCES OF WATER SPLASHED ON THE TOP OF THE PAINT WILL ALSO INSURE YOUR PAINT WONT DRY UP N SKIM OVER WHILE YOUR SPENDING TIME BRUSHING (CUTTING ) IN YOUR WORK .

ALSO ANOTHER GOOD WORD OF ADVICE FOR PAINTING EXTERIORS DIG AWAY A TRENCH A BOUT 8 " AWAY FROM THE HOUSE AND ABOUT EIGHT INCHES DEEP TOO.
BRUSH OFF THE REMAINING SAND DIRT ETC. FROM THE BELOW GRADE WALL DOWN EIGHT INCHES ...AT LEAST ... YOU WILL WANT TO APPLY SEVERAL BRUSHED COATS TO THIS AREA TO INSURE BELOW GROUND WATER SEEPAGE INTO THE BLOCK STUCCO OR POURED FOUNDATION FOOTER ...
CUT IN THE TOP FIRST THEN AROUND ALL WINDOW INSETS THEN ACROSS THE BOTTOM . REMEMBER TO GIVE YOURSELF A GOOD BRUSH COVERAGE USUAL TWO COATS DRYING IN BETWEEN ...AND OUT FROM THE EDGES AT LEAST 4 - 6 INCHES AWAY .
ANYTHING ELSE THAT IS ATTACHED TO THE HOUSE = HOSE HANGERS,
LIGHTS , ELECTRIC PLUG PLATES . COVERS ETC. REMOVE IF AT ALL POSSIBLE .
IT IS MUCH EASIER TO TAKE IT OFF RATHER THAN TRYING TO PAINT AROUND THEM AN IT GETS A GOOD COAT UNDERNEATH THEM GIVING A GREAT SEALING N COVERAGE TOO....
..IT ALSO LOOKS MUCH BETTER AFTER REATTACHING WHEN YOUR DONE ......
THEN REMEMBER TO ADEQUATELY COVER THE GROUND GRASS CEMENT BUSHES N PLANTS DRAPING TARPS OR SHEET EVERY WHERE AROUND THE WALL N WORKING AREA .PLUS ITS A GOOD IDEA TO DOUBLE UP OVER CONCRETE DUE TO PAINT SOAKING THRU. N GETTING ON THE CONCRETE . ALSO PROVIDE YOU A COVERED WALK AWAY AREA WHEN WORKING OVER CONCRETE DUE TO YOU MIGHT GET PAINT ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SHOES FROM DRIPS N TRACK IT ACROSS THE PAVEMENT OR EVEN INTO YOUR HOUSE ON THE CARPET .....
AFTER ALL THESES THINGS HAVE BEEN DONE CUTTING IN N PREPARING THE SURFACE REMOVING EVERYTHING OUT OF YOUR WAY ....TARPING ETC.
THEN YOUR READY TO REMOVE THE PLASTIC BAG OFF THE ALREADY MIXED N PREPARED SOAKING ROLLER N ATTACH A ROLLING POLE N BEGIN ROLLING UP N DOWN PUSHING THE PAINT AROUND DON'T PUSH SO HARD LET THE ROLLER DO THE WORK CONTINUE DIPPING N APPLYING RUN FROM LEFT TO RIGHT OR THE OTHER WAY WHICH EVER IS EASIER TO YOU N DON'T STOP CONTINUE UNTIL YOU COMPLETE THE ENTIRE WALL . KEEPING A WET EDGE WORKING THE PAINT IN THE BEST YOU CAN WITHOUT ROLLING ALL OF IT OUT OFF THE ROLLER . KEEP IT A GOOD EVEN FULL COVERAGE OVERLAPPING BACK INTO WHATS PREVIOUSLY APPLIED N EVENLY DISTRIBUTE UNTIL THE ENTIRE WALL IS COVERED .. DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE DON'T TAKE A BREAK UNTIL EACH PHASE IS COMPLETED...
YOU WILL HAVE A BETTER COVERAGE AND A BETTER APPEARING FINISHED PRODUCT . FOLLOWING THIS ADVICE ....
GOOD LUCK .
ONE FINAL NOTE ....
THAT TRENCH YOU DUG N PAINTED BELOW GRADE ... REFILL WITH RIVER ROCKS AND IT LOOKS SO MUCH BETTER N SETS OFF THE EDGES APPEARANCE ...LAY DOWN PLASTIC OR GROUND CLOTH TO SEPERATE THE DIRT FROM THE ROCKS AND THE APPEARANCE WILL LAST AWHILE RATHER THAN THE ROCKS SINKING DOWN N MIXING WITH THE SAND N DIRT LATER IN THE YEAR . IT WILL ALSO KEEP THE WEEDS N GRASSS FROM GROWING UP TO YOUR HOUSE ....
AND ALSO WILL KEEP THE LAWNMOWER OR EDGER FROM DESTROYING YOUR PAINT JOB IN THE FUTURE .....
MORE TIPS NEXT POSTING ...

Friday, September 12, 2008

Professional Painting Tips=Nobody tells guide

Besides getting the best paint rather than the cheapest .
What to start with is the correct tools . 1. A real brush ...... I have found a = PURDY LATEX OR OIL BRUSH - The best ......http://http//www.purdycorp.com/
Also the bigger the better to apply the most paint .
A 3 " angle sash is good or better a 4 " xl titan PURDY Is the best .
You see the most and worst mistake most amateurs do is get a cheap crapolies brush ....
A really big mistake .. now i know that you may be thinking that well they are expensive but really if you take care of it it will last a long time . n be worth it in the production end seriously how much is your time worth . Beating yourself to death with a cheap lousy brush or getting the job done effectively n quickly .
XL™ Brushes
Purdy’s most popular brushes ... highly recommended for both interior and exterior painting projects and with all paints. The stiffness of the brushes makes them ideal for outdoor projects with different temperatures and humidity. A blend of Satin-Edge Nylon (Tynex®) and Orel® Polyester are used and our special tipping and flagging process simulates the ragged ends of natural bristle, so the brush holds more paint and releases it without brush marks. Each XL brush has a unique hand-chiseled formulation for maximum paint lift and smooth “no drag” application
So hopefully this is `enough information to get you to get a high quality brush .
And get a wire brush to clean your paint brush with to get the dried paint off the bristle's . remember to clean brushing wires with the grain of the brush bristles away from the handle .
not sideways you will just screw up a good quality brush ....also don't leave in water soaking it will just damage the bristles . after a good cleaning shake out the water remaining n set to dry on its side for a short while . replacing the brush cover back on don't throw it away ..so many idiots buy a 20.00+$ brush n throw away or loose the cover the first day . usually a brush will last years take care of it . seriously I can't stress this enough.
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