Painting the wall of the bedroom or a small portion of the kitchen or the ceiling of the living room is something you must have done at some point in time in the past. However, epic fails must be there when you were painting. Nowadays, like many other house chores, a painting job is also outsourced and there are only benefits to it. But if DIY is your soul’s mantra and you still paint your place by yourself, you must be falling short in some tricky areas. If you are about to take up a house painting job, make sure those mistakes don’t get repeated. Read on to know some of the secret painting advice from expert painters.
Sanding is Must
Many people think that sanding is a thing only done before plastering and not every coat of paint requires sanding. But this is where you fall short in comparison to the Expert Painters. Sanding is not a procedure done to the wall just because it is popular, you sand the walls because it makes the surface of the walls rough and rough surfaces embrace the paint well. So, you have to sand the walls before the smallest of the paint job. Painting the wall is a process of absorbing paint, so make sure you make the wall worthy of that.
It is a usual observation while homeowners practice painting themselves that they climb up and down the stairs too many times. They just cannot keep all the tools by their side before starting to paint. Unlike expert Interior Painters in Auckland, homeowners don’t have a knack for timesaving and hence they get exhausted easily. To avoid this, do the simple math and list out the items that you will be going to need in the paint job. Now, arrange for all the listed items and use a multipurpose apron or a jacket that can house all those things in different pockets. Climb the stairs and start painting only when you have all the ticked tools in your jacket. This way, you won’t have to make repeated pauses and you will not exhaust easily.
Layer of Care
Taints of paint color on the floor is the last thing you notice after a successful painting job and by that time, the taints are already dried up. As a result, you have to start all over again with the floor cleaning. To solve this, use a plastic or cardboard sheet and spread it on the floors before painting. When you are done with the job, remove the plastic, and see the magic. There will be little to no stains on the floors.
Make sure you seal the covering on the floors with painter’s tape so that they don’t come off and become slippery.