Painting can be an overwhelming thought, can’t it? For some people, just the mere thought of rolling up their sleeves, taping up their paint spot, and following all the best painting techniques sends shivers down their spines.
But, worry not! We’ve compiled a list of our top professional painting tips so that you can take on your home painting projects like the pros.
1. Know Your Budget And Plan Accordingly
No one should be breaking the bank when it comes to completing a DIY interior painting project. However, it is essential for long-term sustainability to obtain and use high-quality paint brushes and rollers alongside the best quality paint available. Cheap brushes can leave unsightly, streaky brush marks across your walls that will require extra effort to remove or paint over. And, high-quality paint will surely last longer than their cheaper counterparts.
Carefully planning and budget your DIY project is the best way to ensure that you have quality materials at your side without spending too much money on the project. Remember, these projects should be fun, not financially stressful.
2. Don’t Skimp On The Painter’s Tape!
Don’t be afraid of painter’s tape, it’s your friend! You’ll want to make sure that you factor a generous amount of painter’s tape into your budget as it should be applied liberally. Skimping out on painter’s tape can potentially result in paint mishaps on your baseboards, window frames, and any other areas that should remain paint-free. This nifty roll of tape also ensures that your paint lines are crisp, straight, and aesthetically pleasing without having to make corrections.
3. If Necessary, Use Primer
If the surface of your painting project is already smooth, it’s perfectly fine to use store-bought paint/primer combos. However, if the surface of your wall has various bumps and blemishes, or hasn’t been painted in quite a while, you’ll want to use a primer to ensure that your paint job is bonded correctly and has that professional-looking finish. After all, don’t we want our completed painting project to look its very best?
4. Keep A Tidy Workspace
Keeping a tidy workspace could mean the difference between completing a quality interior painting project vs. turning your home into a mess straight out of a Three Stooges episode. Be sure that anything that absolutely cannot have paint on it is cleared from your space, alongside items that you can potentially become hazardous if tripped over. We don’t want anyone going to the hospital over a fresh coat of paint.
5. Be Sure To Paint From Top To Bottom
Painting from top to bottom is the best way to ensure that your paint project receives an even, crisp-looking finish. This technique ensures that all drops and streaks fall to parts of the wall that will get painted over anywhere, reducing the amount of excess paint you’ll see in the finished project. This way, you’ll have less to correct once the job is done and more to admire.