When you are painting your home’s interior, you may find yourself in circumstances that will have you need to take steps that could be quite ruinous in your paintwork. If you are aware of some of these possible pitfalls, however, you may well be able to steer clear of them and therefore save yourself big in terms of time and money.
When you get paint from the paint store, there’s no telling how long it was from the time that it was mixed until you have it. As that’s true, you’re going to want to stir the paint before its use. A little stir from you, and your paint will be just about ready to use.
In the process of painting your interior, one might think that they can be cautious and not drip any paint at all and therefore not need any protection for the floor. However, this would be a mistake as there are many opportunities you have while painting to make a bit of a mess. One such time is even when you are moving paint from one area of the painting project to another — and the paint can very easily spill. Better to protect the floor with a tarp or heavy drop cloth.
As much as you think the paint you apply to your walls will cover everything, this is not true — if you paint over a dirty wall, that dirtiness will ultimately show. The best thing that you can do is to clean the surface of the walls before you paint. Additionally, you will want to clean the area around where you are going to be painting before you paint, lest you find that grime on the wall that has been painted.
One of the things you need to bear in mind when you are painting your home interior is that you will need a smooth surface. One of the best ways to achieve such a smooth surface is to sand first — sanding a surface can make it smoother, and if you choose to sand between paint coats, it can be even better.
Continuing the idea of needing to have a smooth surface, it’s important not to skip the primer coat when you are painting your interior walls. Some people are not even aware of when you apply the coat of primer, and so it is a good idea to be aware — you apply the coat of primer before applying the first coat of paint to your wall. By applying a coat of primer, you will allow your paint to adhere better to the wall — and you can almost be guaranteed that the paint will last longer and not peel as a result.
When you paint, you might be aware that one of the dullest things that will happen is that you have to wait for the paint to dry. However, you must wait because if you try to apply a second coat of paint prematurely, you’re going to find parts of the first coat coming up onto your brush. Better to wait and have no issues painting that second coat.
Lastly, think about the kind of brush you will use to paint your home interior — if you are considering getting a cheap brush, think again. The cheaper the brush, the more likely you are to have issues with it while painting. Better to get a more pricey brush and have a smooth painting job that doesn’t contain bristles.