Painting Secrets The Pros Won’t Tell You

Painting Secrets The Pros Won’t Tell You

A home makeover is incomplete without painting. Painting is one thing that people prefer doing themselves. There is a lot you need to know before you go ahead painting you home wall. Here are some pro tips that professionals follow to give your house a polished look.

Cover the floor

Before you even open the cans of paint, it is important that you cover your floor. No matter how professional you are splattering of paint is unavoidable. Start by covering all the furniture and floors with papers or plastic, do not use a cloth as there is a chance that the paint might seep through.

 

Good Quality tools

Good quality tools make sure that you have a clean canvas and brushed, which can make your job easier. Invest in tools which will allow you to save some money in the longer run. Pro-tip is to buy tools from reputable stores which will ensure that you job is done to perfection.

Sand the flaws away

Before you start to paint methodical sanding is one way to create a smooth surface. Smoothing a surface is like priming the wall and sanding is one way which allows you to produce the magically airbrushed look.  This will make sure that any rough patches are removed. You can also sponge the walls to give it a   glossy finish. Check the curves and cracks while sanding as something the wrong method can accentuate them.  Sanding is also recommended after priming to remove any kind of gloss that might be left behind or smooth out any imperfection.

Prime

Behind every beautifully painted wall is a primer which allowed the wall to have a strong base. Priming is one way to bring a smooth surface to the wall which allows the colour to be distributed evenly. You can also use a tinted primer which is a great way to bring out darker colours which can transform the whole room with different lights.

Mend the gaps

Mend the gaps

While prepping your wall, make sure that you do not sand excessively. This can cause the caulking to crack. The cracks can lead to a very horrendous appearance when the painting is done. For a flawless finish, make sure that you caulk some more to make the seams to go away. This is one way to give yourself a smooth surface to paint on.

Trim takes precedence over walls

There are many professionals who prefer painting the walls and trimming later because it provides ease of use. This is one way which will allow you to have better coverage. All you have to do is make long strokes to cover the wall. Start from the trim, and you will end up consuming less time taking off the trim after the whole project is done.

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