Want to paint your house? Well, requires careful planning and execution to ensure a high-quality finish that will last for years to come. Here’s a painting specification that to use as a guide:

Firstly, surface preparation

  • All surfaces which will be painted – thoroughly clean them from dirt, dust, and debris using a power washer or scrub brush.
  • Any loose or flaking paint remove by scraping, sanding, or using a paint stripper.
  • Repair cracks and holes with a suitable filler and sanded smooth.
  • All surfaces must be allowed to dry completely before painting

Next, priming

  • All new and unpainted surfaces, as well as those that have been repaired or stripped, must be primed with a suitable primer.
  • Apply the primer in a thin, even coat and allowed to dry completely before painting.

Afterwards, painting

  • The paint used must be of a high quality and suitable for the surface to be painted.
  • Apply the paint in two coats to ensure good coverage and a consistent finish.
  • Apply the first coat thinly and allowed to dry completely before applying the second coat.
  • Apply the second coat thicker to ensure full coverage and a smooth finish.

Now, let’s focus on colour and finish

  • Select he colour and finish based on the preferences of the homeowner and the style of the house.
  • The finish should be appropriate for the surface being painted (e.g. glossy for trim, flat for walls).
  • Make sure the colour is consistent throughout the project and is matched to a standard colour chart.

Lastly, it’s time to clean up!

  • Clean all tools and equipment and store properly after use.
  • Any excess paint, dispose of properly.
  • Clean the area of all debris and left in a tidy condition.

Note: It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all paint and priming products used in the project. Also, it’s recommended to hire a professional painter or contractor for the best results. To book a FREE consultation with us, click here.