One of the easiest ways to give your residence a face-lift is by applying a fresh coat of paint. Experimenting with colours or simply updating the current colour of your walls will make your home look brand new without having to go through expensive renovations. However, not many homeowners know how to best paint their homes and have a flawless finish. As such, it is always best to hire professional commercial painters to do this for you if you would want the process to be time-effective. In the event that you are looking to update the look of a single room and would like to embark on DIY painting, here are some handy tips to painting like commercial painters.
Take time to sand the surfaces of the walls
A step that you should never skip if you plan on painting the walls of your home is sanding them. To get a flawless finish with your paint, you need to start with an impeccable surface. Sanding ensures that all the bumps and scratches that are on your walls are eliminated. Additionally, sanding works towards levelling out any spackling that may have occurred over the years, which would make your paint job look blotchy. When sanding your walls, pay close attention to any ridges that could have occurred around nail holes and any joint compound patches that may have formed. Lastly, sanding also eliminate any burrs that are on your trim, thus ensuring that the paint is even from ceiling to floor. Once you are done sanding you should take a moist sponge to lightly remove any grit that may have gotten into the crevices of your walls before you can begin painting.
Always use a tinted primer
Homeowners who regularly embark on painting projects around the home will know that a primer is necessary to give a smooth surface once you have filled in cracks and crevices suing a joint compound. What not many people do not know though is that commercial painters prefer using a tinted primer rather than white primer. Tinted primer works toward camouflaging the current colour of your walls, thus making it easier for you to create the colour that you want. Additionally, a tinted primer will make your walls look more vibrant if you are opting for bright colours such as red or yellow. Hence, you may not even need as many coats of paint as you would have if you chose to embark on the project by skipping the primer altogether.Share
30 November 2015
Welcome to my blog! My name is Richard and my big passion in life is looking for old buildings to restore. My love of old buildings started when I was seven years old and I visited my grandparent's house in Alice Springs. It was a large Victorian building which looked magnificent even though it was in a bad state of repair. Once I grew up and made some money, I decided I would like to invest in old buildings to bring them back to life. I hire a range of different contractors to complete the work on my behalf but I take a keen interest and I have learnt a lot of things.