House Painting Tips Plus Articles From Various Authors

Often a house painting tip or two is all that is needed to keep you on the path to success and quality. The complexities of house painting are often overlooked by the “do-it-yourselfer”.

As a professional painter I have learned a few tricks concerning just about every aspect of this business.

On this page I will publish house painting tips and articles concerning as many topics as I can possibly write about plus articles submitted to the site. Just follow the links to the information you need.

Choosing a Paint Sheen

When choosing paint, your first consideration will, of course, be color. But sheen is just as important. Simply put, sheen is a measurement of a paint’s gloss or shine. The amount of light a finish reflects can make your color ...
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Paint Types & Where to Use Them

By Michael J. Butler - E-Z Painting (Chicago, IL & New York, NY)
High Gloss (70+ on a 60 degree gloss meter) Where to Use – For kitchen & bathroom walls, kitchen cabinets, banisters & railings, trim, furniture, door jambs & windowsills. Comments – More ...
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Painter & Decorator – A History

By Michael J. Butler (E-Z Painting Inc.)
A painter and decorator is a tradesman responsible for the painting and decorating of buildings such as houses, and is also known as a decorator or house painter. History of the trade. In England, little is known of ...
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Painting: It’s a Bargain

By Courtney and Wise (Sydney, Australia)
In an economic downturn, it’s harder to decide what investments will be the wisest. You may be putting off having your home painted till things seem more settled. In fact, painting can be your best investment. With ...
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Painting Metal

By Stefano
Painting Metal Surfaces to Last Anyone who has had need to paint metal surfaces or who is a professional with working with metals, painting and such knows fully well that painting metal is way different from painting ordinary ...
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Painting Over Oil Based Paint

When you want to redecorate your home, painting is usually the easiest way to transform spaces within. A gallon of paint is much less expensive than rolls of wallpaper or sections of paneling. It is also less ...
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Priming Before Painting and Decorating

By Dan B - Robuild London Painters (London, UK)
Always work in a set order. If you work in a house where wood–boring insects are particularly troublesome, start by painting the underside of the unit. It is nearest the floor, and therefore most ...
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Recycle Latex Paint

Instructions (Do It Yourself) for Recycling Latex Paint: Carefully lay out new plastic film (polyfilm) in a well ventilated area. We suggest 4 mil polyfilm spread out in A CONTAINMENT enclosure; such as bracked 4 x 4 posts ...
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Remodeling Your House? Don’t Forget to Paint

By Andrew Brusnahan (North Carolina)
One of the best ways to give your home, your pride and joy, the makeover it deserves is by giving it a fresh look; in other words, remodeling. Essentially, remodeling is when you change the structure, ...
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Seven Tips for Ladder Safety

Do-it-yourself homeowners are notorious for home improvement mishaps. From hammered fingers to bruised shins, there is no end to the ways that home owners can find to injure themselves while remodeling their homes. ...
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