Painting your dining room is an exciting yet challenging project to work on especially if you’re a first-timer.
Professional painters are just a call away, however, doing your own project conveys self-achievement, hence satisfaction.
However, professionals do better work due to their vast knowledge of their work, but you can do it too.
Here are 7 tips for painting your dining room in Newton, PA
1. Inspect, Plan, And Prepare
Planning beforehand is crucial in painting your dining room as it’s hard to come up with ideas during execution.
Take time to think about your design and how you’re going to do the whole painting process.
Just by looking at the project, professionals visualize the outcome, and it’s unquestionable that you can do it too.
You don’t want to stop the process just to realize that you’re lacking tools and overlooked matters.
2. Choose Your Nap
Since you’re painting your dining room, you’ll most likely paint smooth to moderate textured-wall so use an appropriate nap.
Use ⅜”-,⅛”- or foam-nap for the said surfaces as they work best for interior walls and ceilings.
If you use a thick nap roller for smooth surfaces, the paint won’t be evenly distributed and look bad.
Rough-textured walls are unlikely, but if you happen to have them, rollers with a thick nap will work best.
3. Remove Switches And Outlet Covers
It’s a good idea to cover switches outlet covers with painter’s tape but taking them off works wonders.
Dabbing the corners of the outlet covers sounds convenient but you’ll get a rough finish once dried up.
Take some time in removing them so that you can quickly and evenly roll paint over these areas.
4. Remove Or (At Least) Cover Obstructions
Obstructions, such as dining sets, furniture, and fixtures, that can be removed should be moved out of the way.
Especially if you’re planning to paint your ceiling as you want to freely move all over the area.
Additionally, sprinkles and splatters of paint are hard to get rid of and will waste more time and effort.
In case that these obstructions are fixed or heavy, at least drape them with drop cloth or plastic sheets.
5. Use High-Quality Tools
Cheaper tools seem attractive since you’ll manage to save money from them but it’s quite the opposite.
Higher-quality tools and paint are more expensive but do the job better and last longer than cheaper ones.
It’s ideal to invest in better tools as they contribute to the durability and quality of the finished product.
An example of this is that low-quality rollers leave lint which is hard to hide or patch up.
Investing in high-quality painter’s tape ensures no bleed and adhesive residue and clear caulk enhances its effectiveness.
6. Use A Primer
Primers work wonders on the finish of the paint because of the smoothness and consistency of the outcome.
There are paint-and-primer available in hardware depots and stores, but it is not suitable for all surfaces and materials.
You can ask your trusted salesperson which primer would work best for the project you’re working on.
7. Start From Top To Bottom
Splatters and sprinkles of paint are difficult to catch up may it be on dried or wet paint areas.
Having said that, starting from the top parts is the best option when painting your dining room.
Start from the ceiling but don’t forget to cut in edges and work in small portions when painting walls.
Paint splatters and sprinkles either sideways or downwards so working from the top works best in any project.
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.
Call us today at (267)682-8377 for a FREE painting estimate.
Andrew Tomasetti is not just a painting contractor, he is the owner of Paint Philadephia; a painting company in the greater Philadephia area that services the Holland, Newtown, Churchville, Yardley, Richboro areas.
Paint Philadephia is an interior, exterior and cabinet painting company that offers their customers top-notch services and their exclusive “On Time, On Dime” guarantee. They take a holistic view to all of their paint jobs offering free color and design consults, test samples, free touch ups on all painting projects, and warranties on all of their work.
Andrew Tomasetti is both a veteran and an engineer. His passion for hands-on work comes from his father and uncle and runs deep in his veins.