Avoid Disaster! Use These Residential Painting Tips

by Mike H on March 14, 2013 0 Comments


Many people undertake their own painting projects which can be a great way to achieve a sense of accomplishment and get something done on an odd weekend. However if you aren’t careful, you might find yourself with more problems than you bargained for. Before you pass on hiring an Ottawa residential painter, take a gander through these interior painter tips and make sure your project isn’t compromised. http://www.ottawahousepainters.net

Using painting tape might produce grunts and groans, but it really does make a difference with your trim, and reduces the amount of time you’ll spend going back over baseboards and outlets to make sure they are clean and there is no bleed over. The extra premium on the better painting tape is definitely worth it. You want the good stuff because it won’t damage the surface of the wall, nor will it pull existing paint off. Don’t be cheap or it can end up costing you in the long run.

A major frustration for amateur house painters is the need for additional coats to be applied in order to achieve that smooth factory finish. Brush marks become visible when the painting surface is not smooth; therefore it is highly recommended you use warm water and a facecloth to wipe down the painting surface. This removes any dust and other chunks that would otherwise be painted over. While there may not be any visible debris on the wall itself, any unevenness can eventually lead to bubbling and cracking which is a whole other issue that you definitely don’t want to deal with. Additionally, any small holes from picture frames or other design elements that had hung there should be filled and sanded down. This is another precaution to avoid the paint from not getting applied smooth and staying on.

As a final tip, we would recommend the use of high quality paint and primer over cheaper water based paints which can require additional coats no matter how clean and smooth your surface is. They are popular due to their dirt cheap prices, but rarely leave the painter satisfied. Avoid the temptation to save a few bucks and go with the more expensive paint and primer acrylic paint. They tend to dry more accurately (although not faster), and you’ll end up with a factory like finish making your friends jealous.

Implement these interior painting tips and you’ll definitely avoid any sort of embarrassment or failure. Of course if your job is too big and can’t fit into your busy schedule you can always hire an Ottawa painter at this websiteclick here

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