It’s easy to make a mess and do things poorly when painting. That’s why you need some expert tips on the ins and outs of a proper painting job. To get the best results possible, here are 10 tips to get you started on the right foot.
Go With Premium Paint
A colour swatch is useful in determining what types of colour will suit your room. We recommend shortlisting about three colour swatches before testing the paint. You should also take some time to research what brands are best. Premium paint not only looks better but binds better for a smoother application.
Always Sample The Paint
A small swatch isn’t really enough to give you a true indication of how the colour will look throughout your home. Make sure to buy a small amount of paint from the stores and test it out on the wall before fully committing. A couple strokes should be just enough to see how the colour sets and if it’s the right one for the room.
Determine How Many Cans
Running out of paint half way or ending up with an extra can of paint can be frustrating. Instead, take the time to measure so you know how many cans you need. Some paints have different levels of coverage, so refer to the paint can or speak to the seller regarding the amount of paint you will require.
Buy Quality Supplies
Having a good paint brush, roller, and trim brush is highly underrated. The difference can be astonishing if you have the right materials. For best results, purchase a slim tip as well as an angled brush for cutting in trim. A mix of roller sizes also will ensure you get the job done right.
Wait for A Dry Day
Humidity can cause paint to bubble creating more work for you. Always wait for a dry day before you start to paint.
Clean the Walls
The majority of walls are caked with dust and dirt, which can prevent the paint from sticking. So before you paint make sure to give your walls a quality wash first.
Pick The Right Sandpaper
Sandpaper comes in a variety of different grit types and materials. When choosing a grit, use medium when you’re preparing walls, a coarser grit when taking off chipped or peeled paint, and a very fine grit for smoothing surfaces.
Use The Tape
Tape is the best way to protect surfaces and ensure you have straight lines. But even though it’s a great guide it’s not always perfect as paint can sneak under the edge. To avoid this from happening, paint to the edge but not on it.
Drop clothes are a necessity when painting. Anything you need to protect, like your furniture and floors, should be covered.
Never Dip The Paintbrush In the Can
Besides being incredibly sloppy, dipping the brush directly into the can has the potential to impact the quality of the paint. For best performance, use a paint tray or cut bucket and fill it a third of the way it will help to avoid any spills and messes.
Painting doesn’t have to be a hassle, but we understand that it’s not for everyone. To get the job done right call us at To Do-Done.