The truth is that most people dread the time when painting is needed. Creative liberty and artistic expression often take back seats. Planned ideas will start to look really impractical. You just end up having to paint but you have no idea how to do this if you feel overwhelmed.
In many cases just one mistake can make the entire project futile. What you need to do is think about the final result and not worry much about the careless mistakes you could make. Gary G Friedman recommends the following advice in order to make painting much simpler. As you paint the home, do not worry about the things that could go wrong. The alternative is to wait and work. The tips below help:
- Do not directly paint over surfaces that are dirty or oily. This is simply not going to work because paint is going to just peel off. The areas that are to be painted should be cleaned with the use of heavy-duty cleaners so that the problem can be solved. This should be done before you paint.
- Mix some paint cans before you start to paint. This is going to give you consistent color all throughout the room. If you simply open new paint cans while in the middle of the wall, color shades can be varied. Mix paints together and you will get the exact same color shade in the entire room.
- Paint trims before ceilings and walls. You can easily tape off trims than tape off walls. As you paint your trim, you do not have to be neat since you will surely cover the wall as you paint the rest at a later point in time.
- One paint coat is normally not enough to hide trim underlying color. In order to be sure the finish is smooth, be sure you sand trims before every single application of a coat of paint.
- In order to avoid the appearance of lap marks you want to roll up to wall full height, all while keeping edges wet. Lap marks appear as you paint over an area that is already drier. Be sure you maintain wet edges by simply often reloading rollers.
- Be sure you treat the wall patches with texture and prime in order to avoid a finish that is blotchy. The wall patches absorb paint and can dull surfaces. The primer is going to seal patches while blocking paint from being able to sink in.
- If you want the edges to be perfect, be sure that the paint is let to dry before you cut off the tape you used. As paint forms film between wall and tape, you also tear some of the dried paint off as you tear off the tape. Fortunately, you can easily avoid this by slicing through your film with the use of a really sharp knife. Do this when the paint is dry.
Remember that painting your wall is something that you get better at as time passes. You are surely going to be better the second time so make your first time a lot of fun.