Home doesn’t feel like home if it doesn’t provide you inner peace. The color you use is important to give you the inner peace. At the same time, the painting technique is also important. A good color combination and proper finishing of the paint allow you to make the interior beautiful. It gives peace to your eyes too.
However, to get e perfectly finished paintwork at the interior of your house, you need to follow some techniques. Most of those are used by Home Painting Contractors and professionals. So, if you can follow those properly, you’ll get a professional touch in your interior. Let’s check the techniques.
Some Interior House Painting Tips and Techniques
Clean the Walls: To look beautiful, paint has to stick to the wall properly. If the wall is dirty, paint can’t stick to it. So, before painting a wall, if you want a good finish, clean the wall properly. Use water if needed and let it dry properly. Once the wall becomes dry, you can start painting.
Cleaning the wall has another advantage. If you apply the paint lightly without cleaning the wall, there is a chance that the old stains will be seen. In this case, if you clean the wall before, the chance of the stains remain seen is low. The same goes for the ceilings too. Clean those properly before starting painting. To clean your wall properly you should contact with a Professional House Cleaning services company.
Mix the paints of a few cans: The color cans we buy from the stores may come with a slight difference in colors. It may happen for different reasons. However, because of this, if you use paint from one can at a time, there is a chance that you’ll see different colors on different walls.
To avoid this irritating situation, I’ll suggest you mix up paints from different cans. This step will ensure a consistent color for the whole room.
If you can’t determine exactly how much paint you need, make an estimation that’ll definitely exceed the need. You won’t be able to develop the same color again if you somehow mix less paint than you need. I think wasting some paints is better than getting two different shades of color in the room.
Use thick rollers to paint textured surfaces: In textured surfaces, it is tough to get the painting coverage in the irregular areas. This happens especially in the case of textured ceilings.
To get full coverage to the bumps and irregularities, you have to use thick-nap rollers. It is possible to paint a textured wall properly with brushes when you can reach to it. But reaching to the unevenly textured ceilings is tough. A thick-nap roller can give you proper access to paint the ups and downs of a textured ceiling.
Do the second coat for perfection: After finishing the first coat of paint, you may think that the job is done. But the reality is the job is half done. Though it seems that the paint job is perfectly finished, using a bright light will show you how much imperfectly it is done. You can see the roller marks and some stains on the wall.
So, you have to put the second layer. The second coat of paint minimizes the marks and makes the color rich and sustainable. After finishing the second coat, you’ll see the difference. So, a second coat may seem unnecessary and time-consuming, but it is actually essential.
Wrap the floor up: It is obvious that paint will split up on the floor. To save the floor from the paint splits, you have to wrap it up with something. Otherwise, the paint drops will make the floor horrible.
Most of the time, people use plastic sheets to wrap the floor. Maybe you are used to seeing this too. But the thing is, the plastic sheet may save the floor, but it can’t save you. Plastic sheets are slippery. So, there is a huge chance of an accident.
Instead of plastic sheets, you can use old sheets or drop cloths to save the floor from the paint drips or splatters. These will reduce the chance of accident near to 0%.
Use edger instead of the tape: To maintain the line of the trim and the wall, most of the people use painter’s tape. This process is effective, but it takes a long time to put the tape and pull it again after the paint becoming dry.
If you want to save your time, you can use an edger. A good quality edger won’t cost you much, but it will save a lot of your time.
Besides, there is a chance of the paint becoming spoiled if you try to pull the tape too quick. Edger doesn’t have this type of problem. So, you can use those.
If you still use tape, I suggest you to use a knife to loosen the tape, and then pull it off.
Give it some time: Usually, paint takes a long time to dry properly. So, after finishing the first coat and second coat, you have to give it some time to dry.
If you start the second coating before the paint has dried, you’ll face a true disaster. The same will happen if you don’t give the second coat at least 24 hours to dry.
To get the professional finish, I suggest applying the first coat and waiting for at least 12-18 hours before applying the second coat. After applying the second coat, give a full day (24 hours) to dry and then start using the room.
A professional style painting and clean finishing will make your home to look better. Following these techniques will give you a perfectly painted room. After applying these, I hope you’ll like these.