Custom Portrait from Photo – Oil Painting by artist A.J. Alper
What better way is there to immediately switch to your child's wooden house than with a new color job? When you are ready to paint your child's playhouse and you want to keep it exclusive for many years to come, there are several things you definitely need to do and other things you want to avoid.
The following is a list of Do and Don on how to paint a colorful wooden house so that it will be in the future:
- Prepare yourself in advance for your playhouse to paint. Prepare your playhouse by gently scraping any loose, dried or spotted old paint using a trowel knife or sand while you are careful not to damage the wood below.
- Seal any cracks around windows or doors. If there are cracks where two wooden surfaces are joined, use caulk to seal the cracks. This will keep the moisture outside the playhouse.
- Use a high quality primer to paint all surfaces of the wooden house. Using a primer helps increase the adhesion of the paint to wooden surfaces and increase the waterproof properties of the exposed wooden surfaces.
- Use a color of outer color. Color of external color is formulated to resist the confusion that a wooden playhouse will experience during their lifetime. Interior color will not stand up to rain and snow. If a color in interior design is used on surfaces exposed to the outdoors, the paint begins to flake and dissolve after a few months after painting.
- Paint over with the same type of paint used previously. If a water-based paint (latex) was used last, then use a watercolor to paint the playhouse. Use an oil-based paint to paint over an earlier oil-based painted surface. If in doubt, use a water-based paint as it is easier to apply, quick-dry, helps prevent moisture problems, and cleaning is easier.
- Paint from the top down. Start with the fascia board and gables first. Then move to paint the sides of the playhouse, followed by the windows and trim. The playhouse is the last to be painted.
- Plan your painting around the sun and the weather. Try to work your painting around where the sun is not. In the morning you paint west and south and in the afternoon you paint east and north in the afternoon.
- Do not iron or stain over caulk that has not been completely. When drying, the wet limestone will crack and scale along with the primer or paint just applied.
- Do not paint over chipped old paint Painting over washed or spotted paint with new paint will ensure that the new color comes out faster in the near future.
- Don't wait to paint new wood. New wood should be painted as soon as possible to prevent surface deterioration.
A good exterior painting work will extend the life of your wooden house. With these tips, you will be ready to paint like a pro. Your children will be very happy that their newly painted playhouse will be for many years to come.