So you’re considering taking on an interior painting project? Fortune favours the brave they say. Well of course painting homes across Brisbane, Ipswich, and Gold Coast is our game, therefore we would love to paint your home for you. Just saying! However, if you are really up for a DIY home painting project, well I guess the least we can do is offer up some tips.
Here are five tips to set you on your way –
Erase lap marks
When you have uneven layers of paint they can create lap marks. These can manifest into stripes, and can be very noticeable. One way to avoid this is to keep a ‘wet edge’, which means that each stroke of your roller goes over your previous stroke. By using this technique, you ensure that previous paint does not have time to dry.
Avoid different colour shades
When you buy several cans of paint, you may notice that the shade is slightly different from one can to the next. How is this possible? Isn’t blue, blue? This changes everything now. Will cats bark next? Ok, before you start panicking, do this; mix all of your paint cans in one large bucket, which will provide you a consistent colour throughout your entire residential painting project.
Don’t be Tape Tempted
This is a common mistake. You’ve completed your work of art, and now you want to share it with the world, tapeless. Don’t be tempted to take the tape off straight away as this will remove pieces of dried paint. Wait at least 24 hours before you start to strip off (so to speak).
Trim before Walls
This is an important tip. Depending if your existing back edge of your door frames and window frames are completed in gloss trim paint or low sheen wall paint, will depend on what to paint first, trims or walls. If the back edge of the trims are in gloss, it will be easier for you to first paint your trims, and then go with the walls. This will make the process quicker, and you can be a little more careless (not too much) with your work, allowing paint to get onto the walls, as you will be painting them next anyway.
Clean Up before you Get Down and Dirty
Any professional home painter will know that half of a good paint job is in the preparation. Therefore, make sure you clean your walls first, as this helps the paint to stick. Use a deglosser or industrial strength cleaner.
We hope you enjoyed these residential interior painting tips, and we wish you well with your home painting project. If you have decided that you would like a professional painting company to assist you, please let us know. We would welcome the opportunity to quote for your Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan, or Ipswich home painting project. Find us via our website at www.powerhousepainting.com.au
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