House Painting: Let The Preliminary Work Be Thorough

Properly done preliminary work is the whole house painting A and O. After the peeling paint, the new paint must not be applied. The new paint layer no longer adheres the old peeling paint layer to the surface.

And there is no point in painting a rotten cladding board because no paint will make the softened board new anymore, so the cladding boards damaged by moisture must be replaced. Loose old paint is removed before applying a new one.

Brushing or scraping with a wire brush is a safe way to clean cladding boards. The old thick layer of paint can come off as bars, however – depending on the type of paint.

Infrared equipment, chemicals, soda and sandblasting are also used for paint removal. Care must be taken when removing paint, and if you lack skills, you must consult an expert.

The surface of the wood lining must not be damaged; there have been many cases where the sandblasted outer lining has been damaged during cleaning. After cleaning the outer lining, it is washed – brushing and cleaning the garden hose with water is the safest way to clean the outer lining.

When cleaning the outer lining with a pressure washer, the water gets uncontrollably too deep into the wood. In any case – if the pressure washer is still used, do not use high pressure and always wash along the wood fault.

The building store provides suitable facade detergents. A detergent containing a chloride-containing mould and opening the pores of the wood to promote the adhesion of the new paint layer can be used to wash the outer wood lining. Most facade detergents today are already biodegradable and therefore environmentally friendly.

If the table cladding has turned grey, it is worth priming it before applying the new paint, but boards with a rough surface must first be handled with a steel brush.

Painting the whole house is not a cheap undertaking anyway, and therefore it is not worth starting to skimp on tools.

The sellers of the paint shop can give advice on choosing the right tools, and the shelf labels also state for which paint the brush or paint roller is intended.

The packaging of the brush also states whether it is intended for water-based or oil-based paints.

With a good brush, you can take enough paint from the paint container, which makes painting easier. A good quality brush does not come off when painting.

A Brush With Artificial Bristles Is More Suitable For Water-Based Paints.

Also good are brushes with mixed bristles, which always have 10 to 50 per cent bristles made of natural material, the good feature of which is that they help to get the paint better from the paint container. Almost anything can be painted with mixed brushes – they are suitable for water-based as well as oil paints, varnishes, impregnants, wood oils and stains.

Only brushes made of natural bristles are suitable for painting with oil paints. When using a natural bristle brush for water-based painting, natural bristles absorb water from the paint and shrink into dots, and the brush stroke is no longer accurate.