Painting the exterior of your home is a meaningful project that people will often endeavor to do because they want to change the look of their home, they are tired of the color that their home currently is, they never liked the color, to begin with (perhaps they recently purchased it) or even because the paint has gotten just about worn enough that it just plain needs a good paint job.
One problem that people encounter when painting the exterior of their home is that they make messes in doing it — and some people make enormous messes that are extremely difficult to clean and puts them off painting the exterior of their home altogether.
The thing that people don’t realize is that painting the exterior of your home doesn’t have to come hand in hand with making a mess, if you are well equipped and know what you are doing – to be fully and properly prepared, in other words.
Drop cloths are your friend when you are painting whether you are painting indoors or outdoors, as the paint will drip down onto the cloths instead of getting onto your sidewalk and even worse your garden.
As bad as it is to have to clean your sidewalks if they get paint on them — if you can even get them clean in the first place — imagine paint getting onto and into the soil where you are growing vegetables.
You would likely have to remove quite a large quantity of soil and put it in a landfill and then replace it if you would ever hope to grow food that you might ever be able to eat in the future.
As far as painting with a paintbrush goes, there are often messes made by excess paint being on the brush that goes just about everywhere, and it can seem to be entirely unavoidable.
This is not the case, however.
You can avoid a lot of paint dripping off of your paintbrush if you wrap a simple rubber band or, if you don’t have one that is sufficiently large, a string like those used to tie up turkey or ham in cooking, around the entire paint bucket.
What you will do is during the painting process, wipe the paintbrush on the band or string and you will get off that excess paint that would have dripped down onto the ground.
A big mess can be made when you are trying to clean the paintbrush in between painting sessions.
Skip the cleaning process entirely, or at least until you are entirely done with painting the house, by wrapping the paintbrush in a plastic bag and then wrapping that in aluminum foil.
This will keep the paintbrush sufficiently moist that you won’t have to start all over again preparing the paintbrush.
You might be surprised but even the smallest amount of breeze can make the painting process significantly messier than it needs to be — and of course, it needs to be not messy at all, ideally.
Avoid the issue entirely by skipping those windy days when it comes time to paint the exterior of your home.
It’s your exterior that is being painted, but that doesn’t mean that you want to get paint on your doors and windows — so to avoid having to clean them up, tape up and cover them with good quality painter’s tape.
Lastly, and this might not seem obvious, but if you have any hardware outdoors that can be safely moved — move it!
The easiest way for you to not get something covered in paint is to not have it there in the first place.
If you would rather hire a professional to help you with exterior paint problems in Omaha, NE, our team at Brush & Roll Painting can help.
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