Outdoor painting may seem exhausting but it will enable to properly protect and maintain a good appearance of a house for years.
There are a lot of types of outdoor surfaces which can be painted: bricks, concrete blocks, textured plaster, panels and wood elements. The basic rule of painting outdoor surfaces is to ensure that dirt, peeling paint and other obstacles are removed - it can be done with a scraper, a plaster scraper and a brush.
When painting outdoor, it is important to select paints for particular weather conditions. The paint can have limits in terms of temperature or the level of humidity.
It can be assumed that outdoor painting should be started with large surfaces such as walls. The most convenient rollers to use are those with a wide painting surface (25 cm), the so-called wall paint roller. These rollers are more elastic thanks to a non-hygroscopic padding sponge which enables the application of paint to hollows on the surface. We should also select a pile length adequate for the level of surface roughness - the rougher the surface, the longer the pile. The next step is finishing, that is painting windows, doors, etc.
There are not only special paints, but also specialist tools to paint wooden surfaces. Not all brushes or rollers are suitable for painting with stain, varnish or an impregnating agent.
We recommend using a natural bristle with a coarse surface for solvent-based paints and lacquers. In contrast to hair, a bristle has from two to three ends creating the so-called flag which ensures covering the surface in a fuller and smoother way; as a result, you can achieve a proper paint gradient.
synthetic bristle made of polyester fibre, thanks to a lower water absorption level, is perfect for working with water-based paints and lacquers as well as glazes or wood protection products.
horsehair is mainly cylindrical and does not have a natural tip. It is used to produce high-quality wallpaper brushes and ceiling paint brushes. Fibre is a natural plant fibre produced from tropical agave leaves. It is most often used to apply bituminous and limestone coatings.