The simplest and most cost-effective way to change and/or brighten a room is painting the room. The dynamics and style of a room are instantly changed with new painting schemes. There are a few mistakes that people make that can really impact the final quality when it comes to doing it yourself. In an effort to help you avoid them, we at L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc would like to share these common mistakes today.
Is Primer Paint Necessary?
As an unnecessary expense and a waste of added time to the project is how using primer is viewed. In a number of ways, the primer is essential. As a prime example, it helps the paint adhere to the surface, additionally, the reason primer is available for surfaces like wood, drywall, and masonry primers. With fewer coats, the primer will allow the paint’s color. Though the upfront cost may be a little more it will save you money in the long run.
Not Using Painters Tape
Your kit is not complete if the painter’s tape is not included in your kit. To make designs or should be used on trim is not the function of painter’s tape. Before the paint starts to finish, avoid leaving the painters tape on an extended period of time by removing it. Removing the tape is critical because leaving it on will cause the paint around the tape to muck up.
Poor Quality Paint
Knowing how much paint is enough can be challenging for many homeowners. Basically, you need a gallon of paint for every 400 square feet. There is additional variable consider including the size of the walls, the paint absorption, as well as paint absorption and if the primer was used. By figuring out h ow much paint you need ahead of time as opposed from making second and third trips back to the store, you will save time since most of the colors these days are not shelf paints.
Rolling VS Brushing
You should know the difference between a roller and brush if you are new to interior painting. Knowing what tool is best for what application can be challenging since there quite a few options. Painting trim, around corners, and chair rails as well as for painting smaller areas, use a brush. When it comes to large surface walls, you should be painting with a nap roller of high quality and with top-quality paint, the paint and you should literally just “roll” the roller across the wall, without using excessive pressure. Being that it is negates the soft texture the roller is designed to do and leaves streaks and blobs of paint from pushing too hard not only wears down the roller quicker.
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Ultimately, it is best to leave painting to the professionals if you do not have the time to dedicate to the project and if you do not allot for a day or two worth of work, it is best to leave it to the professionals. For a consultation on your interior painting project and get it done efficiently and in a timely manner, call L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc.