If you’re a homeowner, you might think that painting the interior of your home is an easy task you can do yourself. But sometimes, it’s better to hire professional painters. Here are some painting secrets that can improve your paint job and that you may not have known about.
Sanding Flaws Is Helpful
To begin your painting project, you must first prepare thoroughly. Gather all the necessary supplies and equipment. Clear the area by moving furniture, especially if you don’t want to risk staining them. Lay out protective drop cloths and have painter’s tape ready for use.
Rinse Paint Rollers
Keeping your paint rollers clean is essential for maintaining their quality. After use, it’s important to rinse them thoroughly to prevent any residue buildup that could affect future painting projects. For even better results, consider using liquid soap to improve the cleanliness of your rollers.
Scrape Debris From Windows
Remember to scrape your windows before painting. Don’t rely solely on painter’s tape; more is needed to protect your windows from paint stains. A razor blade can help ensure a clean and mess-free interior painting job.
Double Coats Of Paint
When it comes to interior painting, it’s essential to follow the adage “Measure twice, cut once.” The same principle applies to painting walls – it’s best to apply two coats of your chosen paint color, regardless of what it is. This ensures that any missed spots on the first pass can be covered and helps the color stand out more. So, if you want your paint job to look its best, go for that double coat!
Try Using Drop Cloths
Remember always to use drop cloths when painting, whether in the bathroom or a nursery for a new baby. Opt for canvas over plastic, even though it may be more expensive. Canvas is more absorbent than plastic, making it a better choice for catching drips and spills.
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