May 28, 2020
Although you may feel like the best way to get something done is to do it yourself, that’s not always the case, especially when it comes to painting your home. Countless DIY-ers realized this after they’ve invested dozens of hours and hundreds of dollars into painting their walls, only to need to hire a professional to paint them again a few months later. When interior painting isn’t done right, it can look uneven or begin to peel away. This is because there are key preparation steps you need to take before you can start putting the paint on your walls. Read on to learn some tips for painting your walls, alongside three of the biggest rookie mistakes.
Not Preparing the Surface Before Painting
Many people aren’t aware that they need to prepare their wall before they can put a paint and brush to it. Otherwise, they’ll likely run into some serious problems. If there are holes, flaws, or the wall is dirty, these imperfections will show right through the new coat of paint, completely spoiling the transformation. Sometimes, damage on walls can only be seen as soon as the new coat of paint is placed, which is why it’s important to look over every area thoroughly beforehand. Before you begin your project, you should always wash your walls and make sure that every damaged surface is repaired.
Rushing Through the Job
People often underestimate just how time-consuming painting your home can be, and halfway through the project, begin to rush the job. This can result in an uneven paint coating across your home, making it look DIY and incomplete. Rushing can also cause paint to splatter in unwanted areas, like the baseboard or surrounding furniture or flooring, requiring hours of additional clean-up. Instead, it’s important to take your time and plan each phase of the painting process before you proceed.
Using the Wrong or Cheap Materials
There are dozens of different types of pain that you will be able to choose from. The process of picking one out can get overwhelming, especially if you’re unsure of what factors to consider. Choosing low-quality or the wrong type of paint will guarantee that your results won’t last long, which is why it’s important to always consult with a professional before you invest hundreds of dollars into a paint supply that doesn’t even fit your needs.
If you need to paint the inside of your house, you’re likely considering a DIY approach to save money. However, in most cases, this will only result in you spending even more money down the road. That’s why it’s always a good idea to consider hiring a professional. That way, you can achieve the best results the first time around.
About Platinum Painting of Fort Worth
At Platinum Painting of Fort Worth, our team of professionals takes pride in guaranteeing their work. We provide guidance along every step of the way before we start painting, including helping you choose the right paint for your project. Whether you’re looking to paint the inside or outside of your home, we offer a variety of services to help homeowners achieve the transformation they envision. For questions or to schedule a free in-home estimate, visit our website or call 817-310-9832.
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