Paint the house in professional quality

Inside, the well-versed do-it-yourselfer has done all his own painting work for a long time. Not necessarily on the façade. Many do-it-yourselfers are still shying away from the painting of the house. But completely wrong, because due to the variety of materials, the painting in the interior is almost more difficult than the house painting. Below you will find useful and practical tips on how to professionally paint your house in painter quality.

You can divide the stroking of your house into several working steps

The painting of the house can be subdivided into three important areas besides the setting up and dismantling of the scaffolding.

  • Inventory and visual inspection of plaster and old paint
  • the intensive cleaning of the entire facade
  • the priming and painting of the house

Inventory and visual inspection

First, you must determine the quality of the plaster and the old paint. There are various test options available for this purpose. First, there is a pure visual inspection for cracks and damaged areas in the plaster. Similarly, look for the facade after efflorescence. These show up particularly in the lower area as a result of moisture in the masonry. Even after chipped paint you have to look.

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Adhesion and consistency of the plaster

On this occasion, you can immediately perform a knock test. Over a slap block hit strong, but still feeling with the hammer on the plaster. If the plaster dissolves in individual places, you must remove it from there over a wide area and plaster it again. Then pull with a small to medium screwdriver vigorously over the facade. If the plaster crumbles, it must also be removed and plastered again. This can affect partial locations as well as the whole facade.

Condition of the old paint and absorbency of the plaster

Now wipe your hand over the old painting. If the chalking is strong, you will see that in the color dust in your hand. Then you have to prime the house, and you are also limited in the choice of colors, as you should resort to such facade paints that are suitable for chalking facades. Now moisten the facade with water. If the water absorbs quickly and completely as completely as possible, this is a reliable sign that you have to pretreat the facade with a deep primer. Now you can cover doors and windows for the next step.

Cleaning the house

After checking plaster and painting, you can start cleaning the facade. This is not just an intensive cleaning. Working with a high-pressure cleaner and a brush also puts a great deal of mechanical stress on the façade so that you can now discover the last damage spots in the paint and plaster. After cleaning the house, you must allow the water to dry completely, which can take several days depending on the season and weather conditions.

The plastering of damaged areas and larger areas on the facade

Then plaster previously removed from old plaster facade parts. For small repairs you can use conventional repair mortar. If, however, you have to re-plaster larger areas or even the entire house, you should resort to the plaster originally used - especially if you only had to remove the top layer of the old plaster.

The painting of the house

The drying of the new plaster also takes different lengths. Resin and dispersion plasters can be painted after one week, mineral plasters usually take several weeks to dry completely. If you need to apply a primer, you can either paint, roll or apply with a spray system. After applying the primer, you must wait again until it can be further processed by drying. The instructions of the manufacturer give information here.

First brush edges and corners with a brush and puff

If the primer has dried enough, the painting of the house can already begin. First, paint with brush and quast corners, edges and graduations. Brush liberally into the open area, because you should wet as possible wet, so that it comes later to no shades in the color.

Paint your house!

Now you start with the actual painting of the house. To do this, use a suitable ink roller or roller. Swipe up and down first, then across in the second pass. Make sure you mix the color very well, especially on heavily structured facades (this is how you mix color pigments, fillers and binders optimally) and, on the other hand, dilute them accordingly. Otherwise, you will dilute pits. This results in a particularly thick layer of paint, which then tends to crack later.

Tips & Tricks

There are many color systems that you can use. These range from the tried and tested lime paint, the widespread dispersion paint, to the modern silicate and pure acrylate paints. Which color you can use depends on the substrate, but also on the environmental influences. In the house journal you will find a detailed description of different facade color systems under [painting a façade].

Never paint in direct sunlight, as the paint would dry too quickly. In addition, the temperature should never fall below 5 degrees Celsius while you paint. Otherwise, uneven shades and color intensities may occur.

Make sure about the absorbency of the plaster. Paint your house without deep ground, although the plaster is strongly absorbent, the color is deprived of too much moisture and it is emaciated. As a result, the setting can not be perfect. Tiefengrund can also strengthen a slightly loose plaster again.

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