One simple and cost-effective way to change and/or brighten a room is painting the walls. Whether 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 and today, there are a few mistakes that people make that can really impact the final quality. Today we at McKay’s Painting would like to share these common mistakes to help you avoid them.
Not Using Painters Tape Properly
You risk the quality of the painting project without using painter’s tape. Many professionals agree that painter’s tape is a vital tool that is needed for any painting project. It is important to note that painter’s tape is not designed for trim or making designs. Also, since it can muck up the surrounding paint, be sure to not leave it on for too long. A good time to remove it just before the paint cures and after it is about dry.
Skipping Primer Before Painting
Primer is often skipped due to the false perception that is nothing more than a waste of time, effort, and money. It is designed to adhere paint to the wall among other qualities, and the primer is essential for painting surfaces, making it available as wood primer, masonry primary, and drywall primer. The paint’s color shines through when primer is proficiently used with fewer coats. Ultimately, you save money in the long room, though the upfront cost may be a little more.
Calculating Enough Paint
It can be more than an inconvenience to not have enough paint. For about every 400 square feet, a gallon of paint is needed. If you used primer, as the amount paint the wall absorbs, and how big the walls are a few variables that will need to be considered. 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.
Rolling VS Brushing Application
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, especially for beginners. 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. Without using excessive force, just roll the roller across the surface in “W” pattern. In addition to negating the soft texture the roller is designed to do, as well as leaves behind blobs and streaks of paint, when you push too hard, it will cause wear on the roller faster. Best for the chair rails, smaller areas, as well as around corners and trim, on the other hand, is using the brush.
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To achieve 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. We have the specialized equipment, quality products, and the expertise to deliver superior services.