Painting home is a time consuming and tedious job, that is one of the top reason to hire professional painters to paint your house. What an expert painting company can do is beyond what you as a beginner can do when painting your own house. Therefore, instead of wasting your time trying to bring a clean, stylish, colorful look for your home, it is highly recommended to hire professional painting contractors. But, there is nothing wrong in learning the right technique to paint because even though you may decide to hire a professional for painting your house, you can still keep a close eye on whether they are doing their job correctly or not. So, it is time to give you some tips on interior house painting. Here you go:
- When painting a wall, always make sure to avoid lap marks, roll the full height of the wall and keep a wet edge. This way you will avoid the ugly stripes caused by uneven layers of paint buildup. The key to avoiding lap marks is to maintain a wet edge.
- Sometimes painting colors can vary slightly from one can to the other therefore it is a good idea to mix all the cans together in a large bucket to avoid the color differences. See if the painter you have hire is doing that or not.
- As a rule of thumb use tape on the edges to give a clear edge to the paint. One of the common mistake to avoid is to cut the tape when the paint is dry. Never cut the tape when the paint is still wet.
- Pros usually follow a certain order when painting a room. They paint the trim first, then the ceiling, then the walls. See if the painter you hire is following this order or not.
- You should always Prime and texture wall patches to avoid a blotchy ﬁnish. Ask your painter to patch the wall before they paint.
- If your walls are dirty especially near the electric switch etc. make sure that you clean the wall before you paint it, in order to avoid chip or peel off.
- Always roll paint along the edges to avoid inconsistency in the texture. Use a 3-in. roller with a nap that’s the same thickness as the roller used for the rest of the wall.
- If your painter is using a plastic drop cloths then please ask them to use a cotton drop cloths to avoid spills and splatters. Reason being the slippery nature of plastic drop cloths that can invite accidents on the job site.
- Practically you cannot cover large areas like ceilings, extra-tall walls or stairwells in single continuous stroke, therefore the best way to minimize lap marks on these areas is to feather out the paint along the edges that you can’t keep wet.
- We have seen that one coat of paint usually won’t hide the underlying color and sheen on trim, therefore sand trim between coats to give it an ultra smooth finish.
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