Practical Guide to House Painting

Painting is a on of the skill. Followings are all house painting tips and procedures for what it takes to make a really good paint job last. Many house painting techniques are easy to achieve, while others are more difficult and challenging. Whether its stain and finish work or interior and exterior painting of your home. Many people enjoy working around the house and are willing to paint. Painting is the most affordable and quickest option when its time to decorate or improve your home. When accomplished correctly painting will add real value to your home, not just improving its resale value. Lower utility bills and an emotionally pleasing environment are possible when using the best painting ideas and techniques.


You can use Airless Paint sprayer
I can offer you a couple new ideas on how to paint your home using an airless paint sprayer.
  • When you first get the airless home, set it in the middle of the area that you would like to start painting. Typically the length of the hose is around 50. Stretch out the hose prior to painting so that you donít have to worry about unraveling it while you are painting on a ladder
  • It is a good idea to have a 100 extension cord so that you can bring the airless anywhere you wish to paint without any restrictions.
    before you plug in the airless into the extension cord, MAKE SURE THE AIRLESS IS OFF! You donít want the airless to start pumping without paint!
    Now, when you go to set up the airless, before you turn it on, its a good rule of thumb to have a second empty bucket next to your bucket of paint.
    Place both buckets side by side and place the intake hose (with the wire mesh filter end) into your 5 gallon bucket of paint while the primer hose (usually a lot smaller, about the size of a pencilsí) is placed in the empty bucket of paint. Before you turn on the machine make sure that the airless is set to prime the machine first
    There is a primer valve that you can rotate between prime and paint. A good way to see if the valve is set to prime or paint is to try this little test prior to turning the machine on.
    While turning the valve clockwise a couple times you will notice that the valve handle will separate from the machine in one position (leaving a slight crack between the valve and machine) while the other position the valve is close to the machine. The position in which the valve is separated from the machine is considered the primer position.
    Do this multiple times to see what Iím talking about. Donít worry if you keep on spinning the valve, you can spin it a million times in one direction and it wonít hurt it.
  • Once you figure out which position is prime and which position is spray, place the valve in the prime position and grab the primer hose. Point the primer hose in the empty bucket near the top and at an aproxx.45 degree angle from the side (the reason for this is that there is likely to be pressure still built up in the airless and when you first switch on the airless to prime it, paint will likely burst out of the primer hose and you donít want to have it go everywhere). Now turn the airless paint sprayer on and you will see that the airless is sucking up the new paint and pumping out the primer hose. At first you will typically see a cleaning solution come out followed by your paint. When you see your paint coming out switch over the primer valve to the other position and you will see the airless pumping paint into the main hose
  • Now that you have primed the airless, make sure that there isnít a tip in the gun of the airless and bring it over to the empty bucket. Since there is typically cleaning solution in the hose leading to the gun it is a good idea to spray that out until you see thick paint coming out. Once you have thick paint coming out you may put your tip back in. Remember that the tip will have an arrow on one side of the handle that shows which direction it must be in, in order to spray.
  • When spraying your house, it is a good rule of thumb to spray in the direction of the grain of the material. So if you have siding that runs horizontal, you want to spray in a horizontal style. Also, when you go to spray, the gun should be approximately 12 from the material that you are spraying.
  • Do not pull the handle to spray with your hand still. This will spray a lot of paint in one spot causing it to drip. So have your hand moving when you go to depress the handle. This will give you an even look to your paint. you can tell when the bucket of paint is getting low when the airless starts pumping really loud and doesnít stop. Simply tip the nearly empty bucket of paint, at an angle so that the mesh filter is covered and wait for the airless to catch up and stop pumping. Sometimes its just easier to just to replace the bucket of paint with the new one and when that starts going down, pour the excess from the old bucket into the new one.


Now that you have the airless paint sprayer and your extension ladders its time to paint your home.