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10-01-2005, 01:08 PM
I am thinking of doing my own house outdoor wall painting. Only at the car porch. FYI my house is a terrace house. And I am painting those area not higher than 10 feet height.
Any advise ... this is my first time.
What should I do, what paint should I consider, how is the paint mixture. And most importantly - what are the dos & donts :)
Appreciate your feed back :D
12-01-2005, 04:01 PM
1) If your wall condition is bad, ( old paint peeling off ) you need to use a power jet to wash off the loose paint.
2) You may need to apply one coating of sealer to the affected wall.
(after you power jeted the wall and the cement is exposed )
3) Get weather protected paint ( they are almost the same quality ) and mix around 8-10 % of water, and you are ready to go...
12-01-2005, 04:49 PM
ank345 - thanx for the reply.
the wall was painted about 8 years ago ... and the paint is still intact (I guessed).
it's a bit dirty due to rain water, dust, dog rubbing the body to it etc.
must i use the power jet spray, or i can use the scrapper only ?
what is coating sealer. it is the same as polyfilla ..?? :confused:
12-01-2005, 09:02 PM
You can use a scraper and a rubber hose with water to clean your wall if you can't find a water jet.
Sealer is an under coat for cement wall . It help to strenghten the old paint and provide you a better base to receive the new coating of paint.
13-01-2005, 05:08 PM
Alan - is the sealer easily available as the paint ?
So, after scrapping the old paint out, I would have to use the rubber hose to shoot out the water on to the wall to remove any debris. Then, after the wall dries up (maybe 2 hours later), I would have to apply the sealer (also like painting the wall, right ? only to the affected part) Then after it dries up (how long does it take ?? :confused: ), then only I start to paint it with the wheatherbond paint - right ?
how about the brush or roller to use - any specific type ? I see many types been sold at Giant & C4. :) :D ;)
13-01-2005, 07:48 PM
Yes, Just tell the hardware shop people you want sealer, coating of the sealer is the same as painting ( by roller or brush ) it may take 2 hours to dry up ( depend on the weather ) .
for rollers, try to get the roller with thicker 'Hair' ( Better quality ) and paint brush get the 4" brush ( you tell them you wanted to paint emulsion paint , Not oil paint )
good luck and happy DIY
14-01-2005, 09:57 AM
alan - thanx a lot. have a nice day ahead & enjoy your week end :)
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