Interior and exterior house painting is a fun thing to do, but you need to master basic skills for your painting project to turn out perfectly. How you paint and the paint colors selected can change the overall ambience and interior design of your home. If you are looking for a way to improve the aesthetic value of your property, consider repainting your home.
However, before you embark on this journey, there are a few things you should know that can turn your dread for painting into success.
Some of these steps include
Amount of Paint Required for the Painting Project
You don’t want to run out of paint in the middle of the painting project. It can make the entire project frustrating. On the other hand, you don’t want to buy paint in excess. So how do you know the right amount of paint to buy? First, you need to know the room’s square footage. How many coats of paint do you want to apply on the wall? If you are priming the walls first, then you do not need more than one coat. If otherwise, then two coats are just more than enough.
So before investing in the number of paint to buy, take an adequate measurement of the square footage of the room and how many coats of paint you want to apply. With this, it is easy to determine the exact amount of paint you’d need.
Priming is one of the most important steps in the painting process. One of the benefits of priming is that it minimizes the required number of paints. Primer seals the walls providing you with a base for the paint to adhere to.
With all holes and cracks sealed up, priming becomes a necessity. The primer will protect the walls against flashing or shiny spots, which occur when you apply paint directly on spackling.
Whether you prime the walls or not, cleaning is yet another important step that you mustn’t skip. Priming before painting will make your painting project turn out successful. In addition, it allows you to use less paint.
Brush Before Rolling
Many people mix up brushing and rolling when it comes to painting. They are confused as to whether or not to brush corners before using the rollers on the wall. The general rule of thumb when it comes to painting is to brush before rolling.
Dip your brush in paint, and carefully paint the hard-to-reach corners, including the ceiling and baseboard. It is always difficult for rollers to get to these areas.
Now that you’ve used the brush in these corners, use the rollers to flatten out any brush mark for an even appurtenance. This will leave you with a smooth flat surface.
Brushing these edges and hard-to-reach areas can be tedious and overwhelming but it is necessary if you want your paint to turn out amazing.
Follow these helpful tips when planning your next interior and exterior house painting project.