Mistakes to Avoid While Painting Your Home

Residential painting

A new coat of paint transforms your home both inside and out. You should employ painters Chatswood to ensure that the job is done correctly and to escape the hassles that come with painting. However, if you prefer a do-it-yourself, knowing the most common mistakes people make while painting can come in handy.

Using a Soiled Surface as a Painting Surface

Before painting, make sure the walls and/or ceilings are clean. They do not seem to need cleaning, but they do. When paint is added to a clean surface, it looks and lasts longer. Dust particles as small as a grain of sand will obstruct the best performance.

Painting on a Surface That Hasn’t Been Prepared

Before applying a fresh coat of paint, flaking, peeling paint must be cleaned, and a shiny surface must be scraped. Otherwise, the colour won’t cover as well as it can and won’t stick as well. To ignore these hassles, you can hire experienced painters Gordon to complete the painting job.

Using No Tape

Apply tape to window sills, door frames, and other areas where neat edges are needed. You’ll probably end up with a messy paint job if you don’t use tape.

Leaving Fixtures Out in the Open

Before starting ensure you cover doorknobs, light fixtures, and everything else in the room except the surface that needs to be painted. You don’t want your doorknobs or wall plates to be splotched with paint. DIY may seem to be easy, but it’s not true in every case. Hiring skilled painters Hills District can make the painting job an easy and time saving one.

Paint the ceiling.

If you’re going to paint the ceiling as well as the walls, start with the ceiling. Otherwise, there’s a fair risk that ceiling drips will ruin the fresh paint job on the walls.

Using Wet Paint on a Wet Surface

The paint surface must be completely dry. Allow enough time for the walls to dry completely after washing them. Give even more time for the drying process in humid weather. Painting on a wet surface can result in peeling and blistering of the paint.

Rotten Wood Painting

For rotting wood, fresh paint isn’t a viable option. Before painting, the wood needs to be replaced. In fact, any imperfections in the walls should be filled with compound. Allow sufficient time for the composite to dry prior to applying it to your paint job.

Using No Primer

Primer provides a solid surface for the paint to stick to while also improving the appearance of the new hue. While painting over a darker colour or if there are stains on the wall, primer is particularly important.

Using Inappropriate Tools

There are moments when a roller is the best tool to use, and other times a paintbrush is the best tool to use. There are several different types of paint brushes, and it’s well worth the money to invest in the right brush for the surface you’re painting and the paint you’re using. The painters Chatswood will have the right tools for painting and hiring them can save you money and time. So consider hiring professional painters rather than DIY to avoid painting mistakes.