How to Repaint Your Shed in 5 Simple Steps
Wait for a good day though. You don’t want your painting job to be destroyed by a sudden downpour so better check the weather forecast. Unless you work really fast and you have primer and paint that dries really quick, repainting your shed will take at least 2 days to complete. You need 2 consecutive days though otherwise you may need to repeat a few steps over again. Read on and find out how to repaint your shed like an expert!
Thoroughly clean your shed and wash off all dirt and debris
Before you even begin painting, you need to make sure that all part of your shed are smooth and clean. Common sense dictates that in order for you to effectively clean the shed, you need to wash it and not just wipe the dirt off. A garden hose could help you do that especially if has a handle that allows you to adjust the pressure but that may require a lot of time, effort and too much water. However, if you have a pressure washer, you can get rid of all the dirt in no time. A pressure washer is actually a good investment because you can use it not only this time, Wash Wisely shows us that a pressure washer comes in handy for a lot of tasks. For instants for cleaning your car, your driveway and even your home exterior. They also provide you with a lot of information on the use of the pressure washer as well as giving you advise on the different types of pressure washers so it can help you choose the right pressure washer.
Sand and scrape off rough parts
Unless you’re perfectly fine with bumps and uneven surfaces on your shed which doesn’t exactly look good, you need to go through the sanding and scraping process. Whether you have a wooden or metal shed, you still need to do this otherwise the paint wouldn’t apply well on the surface. Wash the shed again right after and let it dry.
Cover the surrounding areas with newspaper, if needed.
Before a painting job, you need to make sure that you won’t paint on areas that need not be painted. Use newspapers, some rocks to hold the newspaper down or masking tape to keep it attached.
Use a primer
If you want paint that would last, priming is a must. You can easily purchase a primer along with the paint from a hardware store. If your shed is made from metal and there are already areas with rust, you can actually find primers that are also rust converters at the same time. Primers help make paint last longer and adds protection on the structure being painted as well. Make sure you let the primer dry before applying paint. Read the label on the can and follow instructions. Some primers take just a couple of hours to dry while others may take 8 to 10 hours.
Spray, brush or roll paint as usual
It’s really up to you what you find most comfortable—spray, brush or roll painting. Spray painting is a lot quicker though and it allows you to paint even hard to reach places. If you plan on using a paint roller, make sure you still have a brush so you can paint edges evenly.
Just let the paint dry and be proud of your beautiful finished product!