11 tips to green your house painting project
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1. Paint for results that will last for years. This has the green effect of reducing the amount of material you use over time. Buy quality paint and never apply it to a dirty, damaged, rough, or wet surface. Prepare for indoor painting by using a broom to sweep away dust and hard to-reach cobwebs; then wipe  the walls with a damp cloth. Outdoors, a hose is the best tool for cleaning walls and trim; do not use a pressure washer, which can damage the wall surface. Repair moisture problems, roughness, cracks, or holes.

2. Don’t waste paint. Calculate carefully how much you will need so there will be no waste. Normally 1 gallon will cover 350-400 square feet. For a small project, you might be able to use up leftover paint that you or your neighbors already have on hand.

3. Consider the weather. continues on MyFox Philadelphia

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How to paint your home, inside and out, in the most eco-friendly way.

Painting your home is a big undertaking. Here are some ways to make it a bit more manageable.

1. Paint for results that will last for years. This has the green effect of reducing the amount of material you use over time. Buy quality paint and never apply it to a dirty, damaged, rough, or wet surface. Prepare for indoor painting by using a broom to sweep away dust and hard to-reach cobwebs; then wipe the walls with a damp cloth. Outdoors, a hose is the best tool for cleaning walls and trim; do not use a pressure washer, which can damage the wall surface. Repair moisture problems, roughness, cracks or holes.

2. Don’t waste paint. Calculate carefully how much you will need so there will be no waste. Normally 1 gallon will cover 350-400 square feet. For a small project, you might be able to use up leftover paint that you (or your neighbors) already have on hand.

3. Consider the weather. Follow the shade when you paint your home’s exterior for a more durable coating. Schedule painting for a time when no rain is predicted to fall until at least eight to 10 h…………… continues on Mother Nature Network

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