A simple and cost-effective way to change and/or brighten a room, is painting the walls. No matter if it is the same color or a different one, the dynamics and style of a room is instantly transformed with some paint. When doing the project themselves, there are a few mistakes that people make that can really impact the final quality that we at McKay’s Painting would like to share these common mistakes.
Is Primer Necessary for Interior Painting?
More often than not, primer is skipped as it is viewed as a waste of time, effort, and money. Primer is designed to adhere paint to the wall among other qualities and it is wood primer, masonry primary, and drywall primer. Primer is vital for painting surfaces. The paint’s color shines through when primer is proficiently used, and with fewer coats. Ultimately, you save money in the long room, though the upfront cost may be a little more.
Apply Painters Tape Perfectly
You risk the quality of the painting project without it, as painter’s tape is a vital tool and many professionals agree. Since it can muck up the surrounding paint, be sure it can muck up the surrounding paint as well. After it is about dry is a good time to remove it just before the paint cures.
Have Enough Paint Before Starting
It can be hassled to not know how much paint is enough. A gallon of paint is needed for about every 400 square feet. If you used primer, and how big the walls are, a few variables will need to be considered however, such as the amount paint the wall absorbs. 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 by taking the time to calculate how much paint you need.
Is it Better to Paint with Brush or Roller?
When you are a new to painting your home, knowing the difference between the use of the brush and roller is optimal. There are many tools at your disposal that can make the job easier, being new to the experience. You will want to use large surface walls with high-quality nap roller and with top-quality paint when it comes to the roller, however. Just roll the roller across the surface in “W” pattern without using excessive force. It negates the soft texture the roller is designed to do, as well as leaves behind blobs and streaks of paint in addition to wearing down the roller faster when you press too hard. 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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For the best results, be sure to allot plenty of time for your project. Call McKay’s Painting and let our qualified experience take care if the interior painting project for you if you cannot spare the time and you want to ensure maximum outcomes. To deliver superior services, we have the specialized equipment, quality products, and the expertise.