Look, let’s face it; no one can escape the ravages of time. Like all things, your house did get a good beating from all the tropical storms it had to face. Aside from tropical storms, many natural occurrences can wear ones’ home down leaving it with cracks, creaks, and blurry paint. But don’t let this temporary inconvenience get to you. Fixing your home can be really fun when you get the hang of it. There’s nothing more fulfilling than playing doctor with your very own house. You diagnose it, you check everything wrong with it, and then you finally fix it. Simple enough right? Well, it can be tricky for first-timers since it takes some technical knowledge on how to straighten up your home, not wreck it. Be sure to be extra careful at all time.
Luckily, we have some patching material tips and tricks on fixing you house.
- Check everything
This is the most important tip when you’re doing the patch-up. For practicality’s sake, you have to budget how many materials you just need when doing a house make-over. Check your whole house; scan it until you know what things you just need for the patching. Buying too much can leave your wallet cold and empty; you wouldn’t want that now, would you?
Have you ever heard of the word caulking? It almost sounds weird right? Well, caulking is actually the act of sealing separated joints and filling small problematic holes. Caulk—the material—is the material used for it. Think of it the best buddy of patching, it can really get the job done. This is usually used before applying paint in order to prevent it from degrading easily. Be sure to use a putty knife when applying. You can use Island Paint’s Decoratex as Caulking’s best patching buddy. Because of its flexibility and high-resistance in flaking and cracking, it eliminates the costs of extra patching materials.
- Dings and dents
When you have small dents inside your home, applying a spackle—a compound used to produce smooth surfaces—in it can easily make the wall brand new. Scrap away loose debris, keep applying the substance, and finally sand the wall until the desired effect. Concretobond by Island Paint is an excellent water-proofing adhesive that strengthens concrete plaster, providing long-term durability.
- Cleaning the childhood memories
Yes, you’ve seen it on the wall, countless faded drawings made by you in your youth. You get a good scan of the whole wall and remember how you vigorously drew in the walls much to your mom and dad’s dismay. Well, it’s time for a clean-up. Using a simple sponge with dishwashing liquid, baking soda, and water can effectively leave your wall spotless; it will also smell good so that’s a plus.
- Drywall for drywall
For larger holes, cut a separate larger drywall then attach it to a paper which in turn an adhesive compound will stick it together. With these combined, you can now patch the dry wall with ease. Use joint compounds as much as possible as these compounds provide efficient and effective patching characteristics. A word of advice, when patching, you can use self-priming fillers because it combines patching materials with the sealing-type primer; so in short, it’s a two-in-one product.
More questions on house repair? How about your paint needs? Look no further, you can ask your inquiries on Island Paint’s contact page!