Decided to paint yourself? Here are some sure tips to get you on the Right Track. - Paintway

Skipping the Tape?
Do you have the skills to get straight lnes around the woodwork, windowsills and door frames? Don’t wing it…Grab the painter’s tape and get the nice, clean edges you want.

Masking-Film

 

Painting Without Primer?
Primer gives paint a good surface to adhere to and brings out the true color of the shade you’ve chosen. Going without it can lead to a whole heap of issues later on down the track. PREP is everything! It is more important than the painting itself!

 

Impatience🙃
You took the time to fix every imperfection with plaster? Wait….. Make sure it’s completely dry before you sand and prime. Otherwise, all that patching was a waste of time.

Paint Buildup on Pad Edge –
When using edge pads around ceiling edges and corners, make sure to wipe off excess paint frequently to avoid marking the surface.

Brushing When You Should be Rolling –
For a large interior area, a roller will do a better job in less time. Select the right nap roller for your sheen of paint and try to avoid pushing the roller into the wall when you paint.

Underestimating How Much Paint Needed –
The pros say you need one gallon for every 400 square feet. Plan ahead and you can avoid running back and forth to the store with a paint swatch in your hand.

 Walls Must Be  Clean!
Paint looks much better when it has a good, clean surface to stick to. Wash your walls before painting and get professional results you can be proud of. If they are not clean – your paint wont hold the test of time.

Painting When the Humidity is High
When the air is full of moisture, water-based paint takes longer to dry. If the weather winds up more humid than expected, take the day off and wait for a dry day.

Skipping the Surface Prep
Your new paint won’t stick to glossy, dirty walls that are in bad condition. Take the time to prep, or you’re bound to have problems down the road.

 

Cover your paint tray with a plastic bag in between breaks to stop the paint drying out.
Cover your paint tray with a plastic bag in between breaks to stop the paint drying out

 

Paintbrush Abuse
When using latex paint, wet your brush bristles with water and shake the brush dry before you dip it in the paint. The brush will hold more paint and deliver better results.

Buying any Paintbrush
When you’re choosing paintbrushes to use with latex-based paint, nylon/polyester blends produce the best results. Turns out polyester is good for something besides sport shirts.

Painting with Furniture in the Room
Getting paint off your furniture is a lot of work. If you can’t move it out of the room, at least make sure it’s completely covered with a drop cloth.

Failure to Protect the Floor
Paint has the amazing ability to go all the places you’d least expect it to. Before you pop the can open, make sure you have a drop cloth over everything and the edges are taped.

Polka-Dot Doorknobs
Unless you like the look of splattered paint, we recommend that you slip plastic bags over your doorknobs and tape the edge to avoid unsightly paint splatter.

Painting the Wall Plates
Want professional-looking results? Take five minutes to remove the wall plates and tape around your light switches and electrical Points

There is always more work than anticipated when it comes to painting your home..SO CALL PAINTWAY today for a FREE Quote 🙂

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