When you are painting the inside of your home, the difference between a great paint job and one that isn't is all in the preparation. If you take the time to properly prepare the surfaces to paint and then use the right tools and materials, you will end up with rooms that look like they were painted by a professional interior painting contractor.
To ensure your home looks fantastic when you are finished, follow each of these tips:
Tip: Buy the Right Tools for the Job
If you want to end up with a high-quality paint job, then you absolutely must use the right tools. Thankfully, everything you need you can find at your local hardware store, and all of the supplies you will need can be purchased for a fairly low price.
To paint like a professional interior painting contractor, you need the right paint for the job as well as:
Using a soft brush to paint around the edges of trim and where walls will come together will help you get close to the edge while keeping the paint only where you want it.
When you shop for paint rollers, make sure you purchase the correct type for the texture of the walls you will be painting. For example, walls with a heavy texture need to be painted with much fluffier rollers than flat walls.
Tip: Fix Damaged Areas Using the Correct Spackling Technique
To fix damaged areas of walls, you need to patch them with spackle. When you apply the spackling compound, make sure you make it as smooth as possible to save yourself time when you sand it after it dries. Once you have sanded, make sure you wipe away any dust before you paint.
Tip: Go the Extra Mile and Use Painter's Tape
While many people use it for other things, painter's tape was specifically designed to be used for clean lines while painting. By putting down painter's tape around the areas you are painting, you will end up with very straight boundary lines between the fresh paint and the area next to it. Yes, it's an extra step to mask everything off, but you will end up with a much better paint job in the end if you go the extra mile and do it.
Finally, if you've used painter's tape in the past without good results, then using it correctly will ensure better results. To do so, make sure you wait until the paint is completely dry and then carefully run a razor blade along the edge of the tape before removing it.Share
19 July 2019
When finishing or renovating a room in your home, the paint that you choose for the walls and ceiling will have a huge impact on the appearance of the room for several years after. If you choose the wrong type of paint, the paint job will not last as long as it should. If you choose the wrong color, the room just won't look as nice as you would like. So, how do you decide on the paint for your interior projects? This blog will give you several suggestions and advice that you can use to ensure that the paint used is perfect for the situation.