Flipping over paint to prepare your home stay
Flipping over to re-paint your house has never been an easy affair. Scraping the old paint, smoothening rough patches, cleaning and trimming the slides and getting rid of old paint on dry surfaces can be a tedious task. Let us help you flip over like a pro!
There’s always a tussle between good-looking (read as good-looking cheap paint) and practical (read as expensive but logically long-lasting) colors. Before you start flipping, it would be a good idea to expand your budget a bit. Better quality paints are always on the slightly steeper side. On the flip side, literally, they make for long-lasting and better coverage. If you’re seriously thinking of flipping, then invest a bit more. Paints are immediate attention seekers, so avoid the stingy look!
Before you begin with the flipping, remember to get the old paint off completely. Even if you are hiring help, make sure that you supervise it to the last detail. Sand paper and scrape can help you get rid of the very last coat. Generally dry surfaces take longer to soak up the colour, so be patient.
Nooks and corners
Check for damage done to every corner of the area to be painted. Weather, wear and tear, kids and damage almost always make the corners either damp or too worn out to paint. Before you get started, make sure these are repaired and are good to go. Trimming the edges, replacing it with a metal surface or wood are some great quick-fixes.
Almost all paint jobs involve a primer. And for a good reason! Pests, repellents, other inhabitants of the pest community always stay away from the primer stench. Besides, primers today are made after a lot of technological research. Trust a brand that’s put in years of effort in giving you a good product. And before you wield the paint, primer it!
Paint in large quantities
After you have decided the colour, make sure that you have several cans so that you don’t run out of colour. Often some paints can get you to the last drum in a jiffy as they dry up very fast. More paint will help you complete the task faster and will get covered with ease. Some fast- moving colours get exhausted pretty soon; avoid contrasting colors if you hadn’t planned this.
Painting your exterior
If you have taken up the exhaustive task of flipping over and painting your house, then be sure to start from the top, farthest corner to the lowest space. It’s easier going from top to bottom. It gives an even finish and you are sure not to mess around too much.