Painting an entire exterior of a home can be a very difficult task and it can be very time consuming as well. Painting with a roller and a paintbrush can take you weeks, especially if you're doing it all on your own. Hiring an exterior painter can help speed up this process, as they usually have an entire team of painters to get the job done. To help you get the work done yourself, you can use a paint sprayer to do the work a little faster, although it will still be time consuming for you. Read on for tips to help you paint your exterior with a paint sprayer.
Tools For The Job:
- Airless paint sprayer
- Painter's tape
- Ladders or scaffolding
- To start, you need to clean your siding. You can use a pressure washer to remove built up dirt and debris from your siding. If you have stains, you need to remove the stains to prevent them from seeping through the paint. Allow the siding to dry before you attempt to start painting.
- Next, you're going to need to tape off any area where you don't want paint to get onto such as trim or your windows, gutters or soffit/fascia. Lay a tarp on the ground to prevent paint from splattering onto the surfaces below.
- Once you have everything in place, you need to set up your ladders or your scaffolding. Scaffolding is going to be easier to use, although you may have to rent the scaffolding, unless you have this already at your home.
- Add paint to the paint sprayer, but be sure to stir the paint before you add it to the sprayer. Fill the sprayer reservoir to the fill line, then secure the reservoir to the sprayer.
- Plug in your paint sprayer and begin spraying the paint onto the siding. You may want to check that the spray is coming out as you want it to, and make any necessary adjustments to the sprayer. Paint in a straight line, trying your best to move it steady so it goes on evenly.
- Use the paintbrush to catch any drips and to paint in smaller areas where the paint sprayer doesn't reach.
- Continue on with the paint sprayer and the paintbrush until you have coated one entire side of your home, then move onto the next side. Repeat all of the steps for every side of your home.
- Depending on the paint coverage, you may need to do two coats of paint. Allow the first coat to dry thoroughly before you paint a second coat.
If your siding needs to be painted, you should consider hiring a professional painter to do the work for you. If this is not a possibility for you, you should consider painting with a paint sprayer to save a little bit of time and to save some of your muscles in the process. A company like American Painters Inc has more information.