A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for any room in your house and change everything about the flow of your house. While house painting can seem intimidating to many homeowners, there are some tips that can go a long way to reducing the stress and frustration of painting your home. With my 15 years of professional painting contractor experience, I’m here to help you complete the perfect paint job that make you proud to show off your home to all your guests.
- Make Sure the Room is Cleared
Taking the time to clear everything out of a room can mean the difference between a headache and an easy job. Many have learned the hard way that getting paint on furniture or anywhere you don’t want it is infuriating. While it can seem like a hassle, you will thank yourself later if you just move everything you can out of a room before starting. If you have a large piece of furniture you can’t move, the solution is to cover it and move it to the middle of the room so that there is no chance of it getting any paint on it accidentally. Another reason you want to move any furniture with cushions is in case there is any need for drywall repair. These type of repairs cause a lot of dust that can really get down in the cushions and be very hard to fully remove. Keeping your furniture clean and paint free will make the finished paint job all that much more satisfying.
- Apply Painters Tape Correctly
All real painting contractors worth their salt know that applying painting tape is a crucial step in the process and make sure that the lines between trim and ceiling are crisp and look fantastic. Painters tape is an irreplaceable tool when it comes to having a perfect paint job, but learning how to use it properly is the real value. Before applying the tape, make sure your surface is totally clean. You can use a damp cloth to wipe of the area and take up all the dust and dirt and then dry the area before applying the tape. When choosing a painter’s tape, get some that is at least twice the width as the trim and leave it flat so it’s able to catch any paint drips that overshoot it a little. Make sure that all paint is dry completely before removing tape so that no paint is pulled off when its removed.
- Use High Quality Paint, Brushes, & Rollers
It may seem like a good idea to cut costs on tool and save yourself some money on the job, but this is a crucial mistake that a lot of amateur painters make. There is a huge difference in the quality of work produced by higher quality tools and this cannot be ignored. Spend the extra and make sure you are getting the best tools for the job and you will be thankful for this when you’re done. Quality paint with a glossy finish will help your walls be more stain resistant and easier to clean over the years which is going to save you hassle for a long time. Better quality brushes will help you do detail work and cut around trim with ease and good rollers with apply paint more evenly and save you trouble.
Utilizing these easy tips could make the difference between a professional paint job and one that is no so much. While many will attempt painting a room in their house, not everyone will be able to product the top quality work. With these tips, you can be one of the latter and be proud to show off your handy work!