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How To Paint Your Office Within 2 Business Days


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Having the necessary tools before starting this DIY project will save you a lot of time and frustration.

* Caulk gun* Paint scraper* Paint roller* Paint tray* Putty knife* Rags* Roller sleeve* Roller tray* Paintbrush* Utility knife
You would also need a roller pole, make sure that it is extendable; a paint pail, a screen and a mini-roller, an eighteen inch roller and rubber gloves.

Required Materials to Complete the Project:

Making sure that you have all the materials with you to save even more time! Avoid shopping at the last minute.
* Rosin or masking paper* Masking tape* Caulk* Painter’s plastic* Bondo glazing putty* Liquid deglosser/sander* Paint

The Secret to Painting Your Office Space Twice as Fast: USE AN EXTRA-WIDE ROLLER

This tip can only be used on wide and huge spaces. Most painters use an 18-inch wide roller because of an obvious reason: it can cover a much larger space and you can paint faster compared to the standard-sized rollers. An 18-inch roller works well with large and unbroken walls as well as on ceilings. All you need to do is buy the biggest paint pail you can get as well as an 18-inch roller and an 18-inch cover. Using this set up will save you a lot of time. It is not only because of its size but it is also because an 18-inch roller is supported on both of its edges instead of just on the middle like a 9-inch roller. Having two supports for the roller would make it easier to apply the paint with a consistent pressure. This means you wont have to go back to repaint it again and again to coat everything equally. Who would not love that? You can get hold of an 18-inch roller along with the cover at your local paint stores and home centers.

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Prep Varnished Wood with a Liquid Deglosser/Sander

If you have tried repainting any kind of surface before, you know that it has to be cleaned before applying paint. If you just pour paint over clear finishes such as polyurethane or varnish, it would require you to put in extra care to make sure that the fresh coat of paint bonds well with it. Thorough sanding is a way of preparing the surface to be painted over but the best, easier and faster way of doing it is by using a liquid deglosser/sander. You wont have a hard time looking for deglossers because they can be found on any hardware stores. Most carpenters use the liquid deglosser/sander by Klean-Strip but there are other types available in the market that works just as well. Before using the liquid sander, read the instruction that comes with it first and make sure you follow it carefully. There are liquid sandpapers that would require you to paint over it for it to dry. There are also other types that needs to be dried out first. As soon as that process is done, the next thing you need to do is apply a coat of the bonding primer. You can find them in the paint department. It should not be hard for you to get a hold of it because a lot of major paint manufacturers have it with them.

Hide Movement Cracks By Caulking Every Single One

Deciding which cracks you would want to caulk would take much time and it would not look perfect if you only caulk the large ones. Caulk everything including the intersection between the molding and in between the walls and ceilings. Do this and you will notice a much better final result on your paint job!

Get Good Equipment

If you don't want to leave a trail of roller fuzzies on your walls, look for rollers labeled as shed resistant woven. Although they cost a bit more than most covers, they would be able to leave you with a smoother and lint-free finish and it certainly worth your every penny!

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Line the Pail To Make the Cleanup Process Easier

You can use the painter’s plastic you bought to line your pail. What you should do is cut the plastic and drape it over the pail. As soon as that is done, you can then add the paint. Wrap the perimeter around with a masking tape so that the plastic will stay in place. Most people just use a paint tray but this is not advisable because you can just easily step on it. This means you’ll ruin your shoes plus it has a huge tendency of spilling over. Trays are also awkward to move from one place to another especially when it is loaded with paint. Using a paint pail instead would solve the problems mentioned and more! A paint pail holds a larger quantity of paint and it is easier to move around. You wont step in it as well! The plastic lining tip we have just mentioned is only an added bonus so you can easily clean up the mess you make afterwards. Paint pails are available almost everywhere. Ask the staff of your local department store to get you one.

Do Not Start Painting in the Corners

It is just natural that you load an ample amount of paint into your paintbrush and then start painting at the corners. You can do this but it will leave an excess amount of paint which is very difficult to spread out. To avoid this problem, start applying the paint just four to six inches below the corners. You can easily spread the paint into the corners with your paint brush. Problem solved and you would be able to get a smooth paint job with no excess paint building up!

Better Floor Protection

A drop cloth can usually be a hassle and you would not want that especially if you want the paint job to be over in less than two days! Drop cloths easily slip on a hard flooring, get tangled under the ladder and it hardly fits tight with the baseboards. You do not have to deal with the stress in handling drop cloths. Just replace them with rosin paper instead. It will save you a lot of time and they are very cheap. For less than $10, you can get a 150-foot roll of heavy masking paper that is three foot wide. Before you start with the whole paint job, roll the sheet out and leave just half an inch of space along the side of the walls for the tape. As soon as that is taken care of, cover edges using the tape to keep the whole thing in place.

Just follow the tips we have listed above and for sure, your office will look brand new in just two days - or even less!
 
 

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Mistakes People Make When Painting Exterior
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Mistakes People Make When Painting Exterior

Getting a new look for your house does not only make things beautiful again, but also gives your life a whole new perspective. A freshly painted house lifts the total mood of the inhabitants and fills their life with positive energy. Some of us give contracts for painting to professionals whereas some other prefer doing it all by themselves. We would recommend in getting the paint job done by you. This will engage all your family members and apart from getting the paint job done, you will also have a chance to spend some quality family time.

But if you are thinking that the whole process of painting the exterior of your house is easy, then you are certainly mistaken. You need to keep some particular considerations in your mind while painting it, especially in countries like Singapore; otherwise the whole paint job may go horribly wrong. Here, in this article, we have tried to provide you with a list of the mistakes people often make when painting exterior. Please have a look at the list before starting the job.

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Using a very light colour:

If you are going to painting exterior, then you will need to paint it with stronger colors. Sunlight makes any exterior painting a lot lighter. So, if you already paint your exterior with light paints, with time, the color will wear out more easily. Apart from the sunlight, rain will also hamper the longevity and the brightness of the painting. So, it is better to go for a darker or heavier shade in case you are painting exterior.

Having too many colours:

If you are planning to paint your exterior with more than three colors, then you are making a wrong decision. As a popular belief, the roof, fascia and the gutter should be painted with the similar colors. The downpipes of your house shall never be painted in a color that highlights the main exterior color. You should also complement the color of your house with the existing materials like the porch tiles, pathways, window awnings and roof.

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Getting a paint which does not suit the building style:

This is another most important point to keep in mind while painting exterior. Always take in consideration the exact architectural style that your house was built upon. There are certain colors and colouring styles which go with certain building types. If you make a mistake here, your house may end up being a laughing stock for your neighbours as well as your high class friends and families. Without the right combination of colours, your house will look blunt and would lose the usual charisma of it, affecting the general mood of all the inhabitants of your house.

Getting cheap paints:

If you are going for painting exterior in Singapore, then you would definitely want your house to look beautiful. For that you would want the best looking and feeling paint for your house. But you should also keep in mind the fact that a good paint job shall not only make your house look beautiful, but also prevent wear and tear. The quality painting will also prevent the harmful UV rays from direct sunlight from penetrating the outer surface of your sweet home. Good paint will also provide long-term defense against any kind of peeling and cracking. It will also toughen the outer surface so that the surface may stay cleaner for a longer time. So, you should definitely avoid any paint which will not provide you all these. It would be advisable to consult a colour expert in Singapore and get to know everything about the paint that you are going to buy before starting painting exterior of your house.
Ignoring the surroundings of the house:

Always try to use the surroundings of your house as props and colour the exterior accordingly. Like, if your house is surrounded by lush greeneries, don’t paint your house in aggressive colours. Try to use your fencing, streets cape and garden as motivation for your colouring palette. Also, consider the exterior painting of your neighbouring houses and flats so that your building does not look like an outcast. A blending colour will keep your neighbourhood close and happy together.

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Not inspecting the surface to paint on:

Before starting painting, always make sure that you inspect the surface properly. Choose the paint that is most perfectly suited for the surface. After that you will need to clean the surface. Get rid of any dirt, or traces of previous paint. The existence of any foreign particle can and will harm your painting over it. Use knives and chisels to take out any impurity or to even the surface.

Getting low quality apparatus:

Most of us like to save money while getting the painting apparatus. The cost saving includes getting low quality brushes or rollers. Now, you may think that they are saving money for you, but in the long run, these cheap apparatus will make you pay more. The cheap rollers have low surface area and soak more paint than they can paint. Cheap quality brushes too get damaged after a single use. But if you get top quality apparatus, these products will last longer and will save you money by using least amount of paint to cover more surface area.

Going without any primer:

After getting the surface cleaned perfectly, you will need to put a coating of primer on it. Primer evens out the surface for you and covers any previous traces of paint. This also covers up any dents and irregularities in the surface and prepares for you a plain and smooth surface. If the surface of the wall was previously polished, then you might not need to put the primer on. But for cases where your exterior wall is made of brick, putting the primer is very much essential.

So, overall, these eight essential points will save your house from getting a bad exterior paint job. Take care of the paint and the apparatus and don’t let the paint stay open for longer hours. When you take the paint job, try to do it with one go and also make sure that you put more than just a single coating of paint on the walls of your house. We hope this article will satisfy all your needs regarding painting exterior in Singapore.
 
 

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