When your house needs to be repainted, you have some options. One is that you can hire a company to come out and do it for you, the other is that you can do it yourself. It’s a job that can take some time to do right, but it’s worth doing. If you choose to do it yourself, an air compressor can help make the job easier.
Wash the Walls
The first thing you want to do is wash the walls. You can use a pressure washer to do that. If you don’t have your own, you don’t have to go out and buy one; most equipment rental companies offer power washers and air compressors. It’s important to clean off the dirt and helps to loosen or dislodge any flaking paint to ensure a professional finish.
Scrape the Paint
The next thing you need to do is scrape or sand off the existing paint if it loose paint. If you don’t, then the new paint won’t stick to the wall. It will just stick to the loose flakes and start peeling over time. You can use a paint scraper, which will get up under the paint chips and lift them up. Another option would be to use a sanding block and sand off all the loose paint.
Prime the Walls
Before you put any paint on the wall, you should apply a primer. There are several reasons to prime your walls– it will cover up the old paint color so that it doesn’t bleed through to your new color. It will also give your new paint a nice secure base layer for a better end finish. It can also help to keep moisture off your walls. This is where the air compressor can come in handy again. You can use it with a spray gun and put down an even layer of primer.
Paint the Walls
The final step is to paint the walls. You can use the same paint sprayer and air compressor for the paint as you did for the compressor. Just make sure that you clean out the paint sprayer thoroughly before you start painting. You don’t want to mix the primer and the paint.
Going through all those steps may seem like a lot of work, but skipping one can mean that your paint job won’t look as good. You don’t have to have all the paint sprayer, power washer, or air compressor since you can rent them, which can make it much easier for you to do the work yourself. For more information, contact a company like White Bear Rental.