Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1793 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

# 261273 18-Nov-2019 20:42
Send private message quote this post

Hi all

 

 

We're looking to get the exterior of our house painted professionally and trying to figure out if it should get painted by hand or spray painted? 

 

 

In addition, does anyone have recommendations for someone on the shore in Auckland? 

 

 

Thanks 




CPU: Intel 3770k| RAM: F3-2400C10D-16GTX G.Skill Trident X |MB:  Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB | GFX: GV-N660OC-2GD gv-n660oc-2gd GeForce GTX 660 | Monitor: Qnix 27" 2560x1440

 

 


Create new topic
9028 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2356974 18-Nov-2019 20:51
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Brush/roller/spray depends on what the surface is (ie for weatherboard, you'd be better off using a brush, a roller might be best for a lightly textured plaster, spray is good for large smooth areas).  


3245 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2357007 18-Nov-2019 21:51
Send private message quote this post

If you are hiring a professional, surely you should look to them for advice on the best application for your situation?  Depends on so many factors including the surface and what you are painting over.  





Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman



 
 
 
 


3309 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 2357037 19-Nov-2019 01:44
Send private message quote this post

mentalinc: In addition, does anyone have recommendations for someone on the shore in Auckland?  Thanks

 

It would be great (for me) if you could update this thread if/when you find someone! :)


340 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2357059 19-Nov-2019 07:21
Send private message quote this post

I recently moved into a run down rental that the landlord has engaged a painter on.
He is spraying it and it seems to be achieving the desired result. Trim and edges are getting rolled and brushed. Preparation is the key though. He has spent 90% of his time on prep and 10% on actually painting. 1 or 2 primer/undercoats and 2 top coats. Lots of filling too, as you can imagine.
This job is not a good example as the house is full of borer and the builders employed to fix up before painting were cowboys so even though the paint job is turning out great, the house is still "rough"

 

 

 


This is what he started with. Not finished yet.

 

Click to see full size




1793 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 2357095 19-Nov-2019 08:59
Send private message quote this post

Thanks, looking at the quote there is extensive prep work for sure (which is expected).

 

And agree listen to the professional, but keen to get others viewpoints.





CPU: Intel 3770k| RAM: F3-2400C10D-16GTX G.Skill Trident X |MB:  Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB | GFX: GV-N660OC-2GD gv-n660oc-2gd GeForce GTX 660 | Monitor: Qnix 27" 2560x1440

 

 


22910 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2357096 19-Nov-2019 09:02
Send private message quote this post

Price up a reclad too, because if you have stuff in rough shape thats going to take hours of remedial work, the reclad prices dont seem too bad. Also if you have cladding that may contain asbestos there cant be any sanding of it for obvious reasons, so painting over that tends to be a waste as it will just peel off again.





Richard rich.ms

15574 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2357111 19-Nov-2019 09:47
Send private message quote this post

Reclad might require consent?

 

When we had the house stripped and painted last summer the prep took at least 75% of the time. They applied paint with a brush. Seems to have worked well.

 

Be careful of the paint you choose. We have painted cedar weatherboards, we had to use a particular product to seal and prime it - Dulux oil based something I could look up - oil based one step I think.


 
 
 
 


22910 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2357128 19-Nov-2019 10:16
Send private message quote this post

When I asked about it the failure of a system thing didn't apply if the maintenance wasn't done, so if it has been neglected for cleaning or painting like the original system required, it didn't fall into the trap where the system had failed so needed consent, but there are still other reasons it could need to be done. Breaking into stages may help tho?





Richard rich.ms

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.