|Choosing brushes and rollers
There are basically two different types of brushes, although either can come in any number of styles. Natural bristle brushes are for use exclusively with alkyd (* AL-kid) paints, while artificial bristle brushes are designed for use with latex paints.
|Common problems with painting
Exterior paint is more susceptible to problems than indoor paint because it gets more exposure to weather. Proper surface preparation and choosing the correct paint for the job are the solutions to most problems.
Masonry surfaces are rougher and more porous than wood or metal, and require slightly different painting techniques. The first thing to do is make sure the surface is ready for painting.
|Painting the exterior of your home
Painting your home's exterior is a step-by-step process. First, make sure the surface is clean and dry, and that any problem areas have been sanded smooth.
|Painting the interior of your home
Painting a room is a fairly simple procedure. As a rule, the walls are painted with a flat latex, while the trim is done in a semigloss latex or alkyd (AL-kid) enamel.
|Preparing to paint
Surface preparation is one of the most important factors in how good your paint job will look and how long it will last. Make sure the surface is clean and dry.