One way to change and/or brighten a room that is simple and cost-effective, is painting the walls. The dynamics and style of a room is instantly transformed with some paint, whether it is the same color or a different one. There are a few mistakes that people make that can really impact the final quality when doing the project themselves and today, we at McKay’s Painting would like to share these common mistakes.
Painting Without Primer is a Mistake
Frequently perceived as a waste of time, effort, and money, primer is often skipped. Primer is essential for painting surfaces, making it available as wood primer, masonry primary, and drywall primer, it is designed to adhere paint to the wall among other qualities. With fewer coats, the paint’s color shines through when primer is proficiently used. Though the upfront cost may be a little more, ultimately you save money in the long room.
How Long to Leave Painters Tape on after Painting
Painter’s tape is a vital tool and many professionals agree, without it, you risk the quality of the painting project. Keep in mind that painter’s tape is not designed for trim or making designs. Also, be sure to not leave it on for too long as it can muck up the surrounding paint. Just before the paint cures and after it is about dry is a good time to remove it.
Be Sure to Have Enough Paint
Not knowing how much paint is enough can be a hassle. A gallon of paint is needed for about every 400 square feet. A few variables will need to be considered however, such as the amount paint the wall absorbs, if you used primer, and how big the walls are. By taking the time to calculate how much paint you need, you save a lot of time planning ahead instead of making multiple trips to the store and waiting for the pros to mix your color.
Know when to Use Paint Brush or Roller
Knowing the difference between the use of the brush and roller is optimal when you are a new to painting your home. Being new to the experience, there are many tools at your disposal that can make the job easier. However, when it comes to the roller, you will want to use large surface walls with high-quality nap roller and with top-quality paint. Just roll the roller across the surface in “W” pattern without using excessive force. When you push too hard, it not only wears the roller faster, but it negates the soft texture the roller is designed to do, as well as leaves behind blobs and streaks of paint. The brush on the other hand, is best for the chair rails, smaller areas, as well as around corners and trim.
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Be sure to allot plenty of time for your project for the best results. If you cannot spare the time and you want to ensure maximum outcomes, call McKay’s Painting and let our qualified experience take care of the interior painting project for you. We have the specialized equipment, quality products, and the expertise to deliver superior services. Contact us today.