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While it does take a bit of effort and hard work, painting your home is something most people can do. When the house has not been painted in awhile, you know that a painting project can be a challenge. When you make the time to do it, you can save a great deal of money. If you haven’t got the time, but you have the money, you can hire someone to get it done.

Eventually the coloring on your wall will start to peel or perhaps warp and look ugly. At these times about all you are able to do is to get a paint scraper and scrape as much of the paint off as you can. If your home happens to be very old, it is possible that you may have several coats of paint underneath. This can be a much harder job when the previous paint was an oil-based paint. After the peeling paint has become stripped off, you’ll want to plug any holes in the wood with putty or spackle parts of your drywall and sand it down as best you can. If you’re done, then simply remove the dust and give it the chance to completely dry. You may want to wait 24 hours before it dries fully.

One of the much bigger complications with older homes is from moisture build-up. Paint will start to crack if you have condensation as well as leaks. You will notice this typically in the bathroom, where mold and mildew will likely grow. While this is generally a bathroom issue, it may possibly happen in other parts of the house. When you have a leak or bushes that are too close to your house, you will experience paint cracks. When the paint is cracking on account of dampness, then you need to find a different option. When the paint cracking is inside, you will need to make a solution of one part bleach and three parts water to stop the mildew buildup. If it’s on the outside of the house, you just wash it with a pressure washer and the solution that comes with it.

An additional problem that needs a painter, is when the color is fading, which normally happens on the exterior. It could happen inside, but it is essentially caused when exposed to the hot sun. To minimize fade, avoid using bright colors like red for the house. If you would like some form of deep color, find one with a ruddy tone or golden.

It is best to strive to keep your home appearing fresh and new. You need to make the effort to repaint every few years and fix any leaks once they happen.

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