Paint Application for your House
Painter Steve White demonstrates how to apply paint to your house.
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Steve White: Hi, my name is Steve from MasterCraft Painting in San Diego and we are just about finally to the place we have all have been waiting for and that's actual application of paint. Today, we are going to be using a hydraulic sprayer and back rolling the paint into the surface. Again, we are using a high quality premium acrylic flat finish on the stucco. When you are using a hydraulic sprayer like this it's critical to make sure to keep your fingers away from the gun itself. The pressure is actually high enough where you can actually inject the paint into your skin. It get into your blood and cause severe problems. So be very careful with the spray guns.
So again, like I showed you before in the patching phase that all of the stucco patch needs to be properly primed before we put this finish on there for it to stick. So we use a 100% acrylic again and a high quality primer to prime all of the patches prior to applying the finished coats. It's not necessary to prime the whole house. If the stucco has already been painted before, it's just fine, you just go to straight over that, a nice, clean, sound surface.
So the back rolling process is basically we are going to spray the paint on to the surface and then we have to use a roller just a regular paint roller to push the paint into the holes to fill up all the holes and provide a nice, uniform finish. Like on a day like today where it's a little bit windy, you want to make sure that because the spray is going to travel in the air a little bit you want to make sure that everything is covered up properly and there is no cars in the closed proximity that you can over spray or again, you are going to have some problems.
Generally speaking, the distance that you want to hold the gun from the surface is about 12 inches. Sometimes that maybe a little bit less or a little bit more depending on exactly where you shooting, but generally speaking, about 12 inches from the surface. So after the stucco is done we are going to come back and we have to start brushing, rolling the trim and we are going to go ahead and show you, we have got a two gallon set up with what's called it mini roller and a brush and we are going to start brushing and rolling the finish on the fascia. We have already got one coat of primer on it. Now we are going to apply two coats of semi gloss 100% acrylic Dunn-Edwards material. So one of the common mistakes that I see as a painting contractor is people using the wrong type of material. Basically, there are two types of finishes. There is a water-based or a water-borne acrylic paint and or there is an oil-base. This particular home was painted with an oil based paint and acrylic paint is actually going to last a little bit longer because it has better expansion and contraction characteristics. So we chose to put 100% acrylic on this house.
So here we are at the completion of the job. I am Steve from MasterCraft Painting and we have gone taking you through the whole process from picking your colors to proper prep, wood repair and replacement, protecting of surfaces that don't get paint and the application of paint.