Tile Painting

If your bathroom tiles are starting to look dingy it doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune replacing the tiles. There are many tile paints now available for you to choose from and you can just give your old tiles a coat of paint to help them look just like new again.

Just like with painting walls, you need to prepare your bathroom tiles for painting before applying the first coat of paint. Be sure to clean your tiles really well. You don’t want to paint over dirt and soap scum because then the paint won’t adhere to the tiles. It is also a good idea to lightly sand down your tiles to create a good surface for the paint to stick to. Then, apply a good coat of primer over your clean and sanded tiles. Lastly, add one or two good coats of special tile paint. Presto! You have a whole new bathroom.

Cleaning Paint Brushes

Investing in painting your home is expensive and painting supplies like paint brushes can cost a lot of money. Be sure not to waste your investment by ensuring that you properly clean your paintbrushes and other paint supplies when you finish your paint job. If treated well, your quality paint brushes will survive to help out with another paint job in the future. Water based paint can be easily washed off paint brush bristles but oil based paint can only be removed with special paint removers like turpentine. Check out our site for more information on the proper care for your paint brushes.

Lead Paint Removal Laws

The EPA has issued a new law, in affect 2010, requiring all contractors to undergo training and certification for removing lead paint. Without this certification, contractors and their builders will not be allowed to work on any property built prior to 1978, the year when lead paint was banned for use in private residences in the USA. However, this new regulation will not affect homeowners doing small DYI projects.

Garden Painting

Whenever painting outside be sure to follow a few prepatory steps. First, be sure to clean the surface of whatever you paint, like a garden shed. Fresh paint won’t coat nicely if it is trying to stick to dirt and grime rather than to a a cleaned and primed surface. Also, sand down any rough areas to help prevent your new coat of paint from peeling. Lastly, seal up any cracks or holes in your surface. If you’ve already put this much work in you might as well finish the job right.

Now you are ready to apply a new coat of paint.

Prepare For Painting

When you want to repaint a room it’s not enough to just buy some paint and get started. You need to prepare the room, and yourself, for painting, or otherwise you can have a very messy job ahead of you.

The first thing you want to do is mask off any windows, doors or woodwork that will not be painted. Taking this precautionary measure is much easier than trying to take paint away from areas that should not have been painted later. It will also give your paint job a clean and professional look. Next, you want to cover all the furniture in the room as well as the floor. Remember, paint can drip and splatter. Use drop clothes, old sheets, newspapers, or cardboard to protect furniture and flooring from these paint droppings.

Finally, don’t forget to prime the walls before painting. Trying to paint over old, dark and peeling paint will make your new paint job look messy. Take the time to sand down the walls and use a white colored primer to give your walls a neutral finish, perfect for applying a fresh coat of paint. And of course, don’t forget some special painting clothes for yourself. You probably will get dirty by the end of this job–so don’t wear any good clothes.

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