Painting your home’s interior beautifies and at the same time safeguards your walls and ceilings.
Moreover, giving a fresh coat keeps your home healthy and looks more appealing which increases the value of your home.
However, keep in mind that although paint can boost the appearance of your home, it is essential to know what to avoid so you can get the best result.
With that in mind, here are 7 mistakes to avoid when painting your home’s interior in Newtown, PA.
1. Coating unprepared surfaces.
You have to bear in mind that before starting your paint project, it is significant to prepare and fix your walls or ceilings.
Get rid of flaking and peeling surfaces as well as scrape glossy surfaces before applying a fresh coat of paint. This will guarantee you an evenly painted surface because if you apply paint on the unprepared surface, the result will be rough and unpleasant.
So it’s important to wash or clean the walls and/or ceilings before painting them because paint looks and stays on better when applied to a clean surface.
2. Not using tapes
When you’re planning to change the color of your interior, it is very important to use tape in parts where you want to have a neat-finished look, such as windows, doors, and edges.
In addition, don’t wait for the paint to totally dry up before removing the tape because there is a possibility that the paint will stick to the tape.
So it is much better for you to remove the tape soon after applying paint to let it dry on its own.
3. Not covering objects or fixtures
Not covering objects or fixtures may completely ruin it and at the same time make the paint job look messy.
Make sure to cover any fixtures to avoid the occasional paint splatter.
Fixtures such as doorknobs and light switches and many more should be sealed properly to ensure the paint stays on the walls and nowhere else. Also, you may use a small plastic bag to cover your doorknobs and tape for securing them.
4. Choosing a low-grade paint and materials
When painting your home’s interior it’s best to choose high-graded paints because this saves your time and money.
Moreover, the maintenance is low when you opt to use high-end paints and materials. If you opt for an inexpensive, low-quality paintbrush and roller, you might end up spending more money in the long run.
This is why buying the paint, paintbrush, and roller with high quality is always recommended.
5. Painting the ceiling last on your list
Some or most of the people’s mistake is painting initially the walls and coating the ceilings last.
Painting the ceiling last makes chances of smudging painted walls so to save time and yourself with trouble, always paint the ceiling first before taking on the walls.
With this, your work will be much easier and you don’t have to worry about any paint splatter.
6. Painting on a wet surface
Painting on a wet surface inside your house especially in kitchen and bathroom areas can cause peeling and blistering.
So it’s important that the paint surface is dry. You also have to bear in mind that you need to consider the weather, especially when it is humid you need to allot more time for the drying process.
7. Not Using Primer
Primer gives your paint a rigorous surface to adhere to, and it enhances the look of the fresh shade. Primer is very important if you’re painting over a different style, darker shades or if there are stains or blemishes on the wall.
These will give you more finished and appealing results.
If you need professional help with your interior/exterior painting project, PAINT Philadelphia can help.
Our home interior/exterior painting services are available in Newton, Holland, and Richboro, PA.
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