If it is the first time you paint, or you are already a recurring bricolage, we give you some tips to make the application process a success. You have to follow these 7 tricks:
- CHOOSE THE PAINT
Take the time that is necessary to choose the most suitable type of paint and the finish you want to obtain.
Compare the different brands of paint and always choose the best quality so that the final result is better than expected.
Remember that depending on the surface you are going to paint (interior, exterior, smooth, rough …) there are different types of paint.
Like painting, choosing the tool and the utensils is very important since each roller and paintbrush are indicated for a type of paint and a type of surface.Remember that it is essential to choose the best quality to avoid surprises such as unexpected marks on the walls, residues of fibers or bristles, irregular paint, among others.
- AVOID WET DAYS
For the process to be a success, it is advisable not to paint on wet days as drying will be delayed, and paint odors will not be so easy. That is why it is advisable to take advantage of sunny days and open windows so that the space worked is ventilated.
If possible, try to paint on the brightest days so you can see how the finish is and prevent possible re-painting. Also, you can fully appreciate the color you have chosen.
- PROTECTS SURFACES
As we have already mentioned in other blog entries, protecting all home spaces is an essential task to avoid unexpected damages such as paint stains, excessive dust, impurities, as well as last-minute surprises.
Therefore, painters Ann Arbor MI recommend protecting all decorative elements as well as furniture, windows, shelves, doors, baseboards, among others.
There are a lot of options to protect before painting; we tell you the different alternatives in How to protect the spaces from painting.
- PAINT IN ONE ADDRESS
So that the finish is uniform and even, the first thing will be to start with the ceiling, if you plan to paint it.
Then continue with the highest part of the wall and paint up and down without taking breaks in between. In this way, you will avoid dropping paint onto the previously painted part.
If you want a bi-tone, that is, color on the wall and another on the ceiling, we recommend using a special roller for trimming, indicated for painting on the joints and in the angled areas. With this roller, you will ensure that you have the same finish both on the ceiling and on the wall and avoid the annoying damage to the joints.
- DO NOT EXCEED WITH PAINTING
Avoid overdoing or soaking the roller or brush with paint. Excess is not synonymous with speed, better finish, or better cover. On the contrary, it can generate the opposite effect and obtain a very poor result or with bubbles on the surface/wall. That is why the layers of paint should be just as necessary and very thin.
- LET DRY
The drying method is just as important as the selection of paint type, color type, and painting tools.
For the finish to be perfect, we must let the surface dry completely to appreciate the final result and decide whether a new coat of paint is necessary or not…