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A Brief Guide to Avoiding Common Painting Mistakes

July 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — platmckinney @ 7:13 am
an inexperienced painter painting the floor

Painting your house is one of the most satisfying projects that you can undertake; there’s nothing quite like giving a fresh look to your abode and making it feel much more like home! However, with any type of home improvement project, there are several things you’ll want to keep in mind and many pitfalls you’ll want to avoid. But knowing what to do and what not to do will ensure that your results look as gorgeous as you’re envisioning. Keep reading to learn more about a few of the most common mistakes people make while painting, along with some ways to avoid them—including letting a skilled team of professionals handle the job!

1. Don’t Skip Prep Work

There’s quite a lot that goes into preparing to paint, and even though you might be excited to dive right into the project, you shouldn’t do so at the cost of preparation. The surfaces being painted need to be repaired if they’re damaged, furniture and floors need to be protected and covered, and that infamous blue tape needs to be applied to ensure precision. Proper ventilation also needs to be confirmed. Experts agree that a lack of proper prep time is usually the biggest difference between DIY painters and professionals, so if you want the best possible results and adequate preparation, you should opt for hiring a team of pros.

2. Avoid Using Low-Quality Tools and Paint

Low-quality brushes, rollers, or even paint can lead to uneven and unsatisfactory results. You should invest in quality tools that are suited for your specific project; good brushes and rollers offer better coverage, which translates into better paint usage. In any case, professional painters will also use the best tools and paints available, meaning that you’re getting the most bang for your buck.  

3. Never Skip Using Primer

Don’t underestimate the importance of primer; applying it creates a base for the paint to adhere to. It also enhances the richness of the paint’s color and ensures consistent coverage, and skipping this step can result in ultimately needing more paint to achieve the desired look. You can count on a professional painting team to use a high-quality primer to ensure incredible results.

4. Don’t Neglect Clean-Up

Just because the painting is done doesn’t mean the job is done—you should ensure that you’re cleaning up afterward to protect your investment, as well as the rest of your home. Make sure that all brushes and rollers are picked up and washed, tarps and pieces of tape are tossed out, leftover paint is cleaned up, and any other debris is sorted. A team of pros usually includes cleanup in their cost, meaning it’s one less headache you’ll have to deal with if you let them handle the work!

About Platinum Painting of McKinney

Platinum Painting of McKinney has assisted countless homeowners in McKinney and the surrounding area, and their team looks forward to helping you kick off your next big project! If you have any questions about the blog or you’d like to get in touch with the team to set up a FREE in-home estimate, don’t hesitate to contact them through their website or by phone: (469) 754-8691.

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