Rules are important to follow. Yes, some were meant to be broken, but the main reason they were made in the first place way to create a certain type of order and provide guidance to keep things from turning into a chaotic mess.

When it comes to painting there are certain rules that are important to follow to ensure the best end result. Here are some important rules to consider whether you hire a professional painter or are completing a diy paint project:

“Be realistic. Don’t paint your house yourself unless you have the time, tools, skills and stamina to do the work. Depending on the size and height of your house and the condition of the existing siding, preparing and painting a house on your own can be a tedious, difficult job.

Don’t skimp on coats of paint. Begin with a high-quality oil-alkyd primer if you’re painting over bare wood or metal for your base coat. Some painters like to tint the primer toward the final paint color to minimize the need for two finish coats of paint. Others prefer to tint the primer to a contrasting color, which will highlight any spots where the final coats haven’t completely covered. Apply the first finish coat and, after it becomes tacky, apply a second top coat.

Don’t skimp on materials. Pay for top-quality paint, primer and caulking compound. Top-quality paint lasts longer, and flows and covers better than poor-quality paint. Buy paint that has a lifetime warranty against defects in the finish.”

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