Interior painting is a job that a lot of homeowners tackle by themselves. It’s a great way of elevating the appearance of a room because a fresh coat of paint can make a world of difference. In order to be successful at this task, you need to be careful; otherwise, you will be disappointed by the results. While it may seem like an easy job, there are a number of mistakes you can make when painting walls and the following are very common, so make sure you avoid them:
Using the wrong equipment
This is a very big mistake that is guaranteed to result in failure. Choosing the right tools will affect the results, so make sure you select high-quality equipment so that you’re not unhappy once you’re done. Make sure you use the right rollers and brushes and confirm that the composition of the paint is suitable for the walls you wish to paint. Cheap tools will lead to poor results, so keep that in mind.
Failing to prepare the surface
It’s natural to want to start painting right away, although this can lead to disaster if the surface is not ready. Whether you need to remove wallpaper, clean dust or remove old paint, take the time to do it; otherwise, you’ll be wasting your time by painting over it and the results will show that you were negligent with the process. A lot of surfaces require a primer, so make sure to look into this aspect so that you don’t experience peeling.
Leaving sockets and light switches in place is a common mistake people make and lack of preparation will cause uneven results. Nails and screws must be pulled out of the wall and masking tape should be used to seal off adjoining surfaces that should not come into contact with the paint. Preparing to paint is a very important step and while it can be time consuming, it will impact the results significantly, so make sure not to forget about this aspect.
Starting with the wrong area
Painting the big areas of a wall may seem like the best place to start but this is a mistake and will leave you with poor results. Corners and angles should always be completed first followed by areas with masked-off sockets and light switches, which you must paint around. Finishing the harder parts first and completing the rest of the wall afterwards will ensure you achieve fantastic results.
Not buying enough paint
This is sure to cause imperfect results, so make sure to buy enough paint so that you don’t run out in the middle of your project. This will help you avoid uneven layers.
If you’d prefer leaving this job to a professional, Demiri Painting & Decorating can help. We specialize in both residential and commercial painting and will ensure you love the results, so if you want a perfect interior paint job, give us a call now!