Tips to Paint Like a Pro
Painting on the surface level is relatively easy. Tape off some areas, paint the wall and let it dry. However, there are a few tips from the pros that everyone should know.
Today we will discuss a few tips from professional painters and decorators to make your next paint job the best you have ever done.
Remove Outlet Covers
This is a simple tip, but you would be surprised how many people do not remove their outlet or light switch covers. If you remove these covers, you will get a much cleaner look around the covers. If you try to paint around them, you will absolutely get paint on them or have small areas that remain unpainted. This step takes five seconds and should not be skipped.
Cover Furniture and Floors
This may seem like common sense, but it needs to be said. Cover all of your furniture and flooring with canvas cloths. The paint cannot seep through a canvas cloth, and they do an incredible job at protecting your furniture and floor. Canvas drop cloths are also very durable, so they won’t rip and can be reused for years on end. This will save you a massive headache or, even worse, expensive. Nobody wants to finish a paint job only to realize they also painted their dresser!
Use A Primer
You can buy all-in-one paint and primer on the market, and those are often fine to use. However, if the wall hasn’t been painted in a very long time or you have had to do some minor touch-ups with spackle or sanding, use a primer. The primer will help you produce a much better end result over an all-in-one paint and primer.
Buy the Best Paint and Brushes You Can
We know everyone is on a budget, and that is totally understandable. However, when it comes to paint and paintbrushes, you cant cut costs. High-quality paint will make the overall job come out significantly better and take much less labor from you. Good paint isn’t going to require as many coats and will also dry much cleaner. You also receive much higher coverage from high-quality paint.
High-quality paint brushes are also a complete lifesaver when it comes to painting. You want your paintbrushes to be the best you can be. This is because low-quality paintbrushes will leave very obvious brush strokes on any wall you paint. The bristles of the paintbrush will also slowly break off, which can ruin your paint. The low-end brushes also typically only last one job, so you are throwing away your money. If you splurge on high-quality paintbrushes and can take proper care of them, they will last you a lifetime.
As you can see, there a couple of tips that will save you both time and money when it comes to your next paint job. Remember to take a peek at this guide next time you plan on taking on your DIY painting project in your home, and we are sure it will be a huge success!