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How To Paint Your House - Learn Steps to Paint Your House Like a Pro


How To Paint Your House - Learn Steps to Paint Your House Like a Pro

Painting your house on your own may seem like a daunting task, but not when you’re well prepared and know the process thoroughly. Whether it's your exteriors or interiors that need a paint refresh, painting your house like a pro requires research, patience and dedication. We are here to simplify the task for you. We cannot deny that a great coat of paint instils a sense of pride and satisfaction in all homeowners. That is why we are here to help you bring your dream house visuals to life.

We will look at two sections where we tell you how to paint your house exteriors and how to paint your house interior walls.

  1. How to paint your house exterior

    Painting your house exteriors takes longer than interiors and needs more thought and research because of factors such as weather, dust and pollution. For exterior house painting projects, it is also important to take into account the weather.

    1. Pressure-wash/Clean walls

      Cleaning Walls Session with Water

      You can either traditionally clean walls with a sponge, a water hose and detergent or use a pressure washer/power washer. If your walls are clean and don’t require too much cleaning, then we suggest a regular cleaning session with water, a hose and a sponge. Pressure washers on the other hand, can remove stubborn marks, dirt and wash your walls off all imperfections. It is important to clean your walls before applying the primer or painting your walls, because paint will not adhere to an uneven or sticky surface.

    2. Repair walls if needed

      DIY Repair Walls If No Severe Damages

      Check and inspect your walls for chipping, mildew, cracks or peeling. Seal all holes and cracks with caulk or any sealant. You can also sand walls, wooden textures, doors and window frames that need to be painted for a smooth painting surface. If there are severe damages on your walls, then we recommend a professional.

    3. Remove damaged paint

      Remove Damaged Paint from the Old Wall House

      If there is any chipped, bubbled or residual, damaged paint on your walls, then you need to remove it as it may affect the finish of the newer paint application. Sandpaper, blades or paint scrapers work best in removing residual or damaged paint from walls. You can also smoothen rough patches with sandpaper to improve damaged texture or surfaces on these walls. Mildew and rust will also have to be removed and taken care of. Repair sidings, roofs and other trims that may have been damaged overtime.

    4. Prime the surface and choose your paints

      Prime the Surface and Choose your Painting House

      Once the cleaning, repairing and preparing is done, it is time for painting. There are many types of primers used like sealers and bonding primers. Use a primer that suits your needs and is highly durable and long-lasting. For wood and windows, latex primers are used. Primers are required to create a smooth surface for the new paint to adhere. If you’re changing your colour from light to dark or dark to light, multiple coats of primer are recommended. Based on the type of primer used, you will have to wait for the suggested amount of time for it to dry.

      It is important to choose your paints, finishes and primers together. For exterior surfaces, it is important to choose weather-protecting, dust-resistant paints that give you the desired aesthetic too. Make sure your primer and finish compliment your choice of paint. While choosing colours, choose colours that are trendy and reflect your personality and your home’s aesthetic. Also choose colours that increase your curb appeal.

    5. Paint the house

      Steps to Painting House Using a Paint Brush

      You can use a paint brush, paint roller or a paint sprayer. Usually for exterior surfaces, paint sprayers and rollers are recommended together. You can use either one of the techniques as per your comfort. Let us show you the benefits of using the three and techniques with which you can paint.

      1. Using the brush: Perfect for beginners as it gives you more control, brushes are effective for precision. Brushes also help you cut in effectively while covering edges and corners. How to paint your house with a brush? Dip the brush in the paint bucket but not fully so that no paint spills. Use a horizontal motion to apply strokes on the wall. Ensure you continue this in a linear manner and fill in uncovered and uneven patches.

      2. Using the roller: Rollers are perfect for exterior spaces as it covers larger areas. Dip the roller in the tray until it's fully covered in paint and paint the wall in W or M patterns. Make sure the roller marks are not visible.

        You can use rollers with a sprayer too.

      3. Using the sprayer: Much like a spray can or a graffiti can, load the paint into the sprayer and spray the wall evenly. You can use the sprayer at a 1 foot distance.

  2. How to paint your house interior walls

    How to paint your house? We have the answer.

    Also read: How To Paint A Room - Learn Steps to Paint a Room Like a Pro

    1. Clean walls and prep the house

      Before any paint job, cleaning walls with detergent and a sponge is a must. Interior walls can have dust, grease and dirt that needs to be cleaned before a primer is applied. After cleaning the walls, it is important to mask the floor and cover furniture and appliances with drop cloths.

    2. Choose your supplies and paints

      Your supplies will include drop cloths, sandpaper, brushes, rollers, trays, gallons and other material. Your paints will include premium, durable paints and finishes with a primer.

    3. Prime the walls

      Begin with priming your walls. Use a roller for larger areas and coverage and brushes for cutting in and precision. Ensure your primer dries enough before applying a coat of paint.

    4. Paint the walls

      Using the brush, tackle difficult areas such as corners and edges since it provides precision. Use the roller and an extension pole for the ceiling and high areas. Let the first coat dry and then inspect the walls to see if other coats are needed. Ventilation is a must during paint projects.

Also read: How To Paint a Living Room - Steps to Paint Your Living Room

Now that we’ve shown you how to paint your house effectively, we hope you can kickstart your painting project with ease. However, if you feel that you want your paint project handled by professionals for a perfect outcome, you can avail our professional services here. Our trained experts will give you a holistic painting experience and take care of all your painting needs.

Nerolac Paints, a leading paint company in India offers a wide range of wall paint colours & painting services & solutions for homes & offices.


How to paint exterior walls?
In order to paint exterior walls, you need to follow the process outlined above step by step. We begin with cleaning and prepping the walls. We then move on to priming and then applying the coats of paint.
Do professional painting services take care of planning and cleaning up?
Our professional painters will help you plan your wall paints, plan your budgets and time frame and clean up after the project is over. We provide a start to end service.
Can the same supplies and materials be used for interior and exterior painting projects?
While the basic supplies like brushes and rollers remain the same, the paints and finishes will differ. Even the size of the rollers and the pole may differ because exterior walls are larger in size.

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