Painting a weatherboard house is a lot easier than you think, and will save you a lot of money in the long run.
Before painting the house you need to check whether the existing paint is strong enough to support a new paint job. This is done by doing a small cut X into the paint and covering it with sticky tape, and then pulling off the sticky tape quickly. If any paint comes off with the sticky tape then the paint is going to flake, and it needs to be removed before painting.
The weatherboards need to be prepared for painting by brushing them thoroughly with a broom to remove cobwebs and other matter, and then buy water blasting the walls From a Distance, to thoroughly wash the walls. Before water blasting you should cover any exposed lights with a plastic bag or similar.
Once the house has been thoroughly washed and cleaned then you should let it dry before painting. Painting should not be done below 10 degrees temperature or the paint is likely to accumulate moisture and run after you have applied it. Paint should also not be applied above 30 degrees temperature because the paint is likely to dry off too fast. If it’s a hot day when you paint the house then the hot walls can be sprayed with water which will dry off quickly but also called the walls down. Hire some painters Wellington should be a good place to find some.
After the house is clean and dry you should tape up the edges of the windows and doors. You should start painting from the top with a board first and always paint under the weatherboard and paint along the full length of the weatherboard before moving down to the next one. If it’s not too hot then you can paint three or four weatherboards at a time, but you to always make certain that you paint the full length of the weatherboard so that you don’t get paint drying on part of the weatherboard before it dries on another part. It is quite difficult to correct this mistake.
You should use a product like Dulux Weathershield, and you should use a large paint brush, and apply the paint and long strokes.
Once you have finished painting the house you can add a product to the leftover paint that will solidify the paint and allow it to be wrapped up in paper and disposed of in the rubbish.