When you own your home and the time comes that it needs to be repainted, it is important that you take the job seriously and either complete it yourself with the right techniques or you hire a professional painter to do it. A bad paint job on your home interior will end up costing you more to repair, especially if you get paint all over bathroom fixtures or the shower walls. Here are some recommendations that you can use the next time you are getting ready for an interior painting.
Be Picky About Your Tools
When you do any job, the type of tools and equipment you have access to can make all the difference in how easy the job is and the end result and the work's quality. So, when you are looking to paint your home, make sure you get the right quality of brushes and other equipment. You don't want to, for example, use a plastic tarp to cover the flooring while you paint only to find out that the paint splatters upon it don't absorb and dry onto the surface but remain wet for hours, allowing them to get tracked all over your work floor surfaces.
Get access to a good quality paint brush that is not going to lose its brush fibers because they will get stuck into your paint. Also, poor-quality paint brushes will also leave painting marks along your painting surface. For example, if you are using a paint brush to cut into the edge of the wall corner, you will be able to see visible streak marks in the paint that dry that way and are difficult to cover up because they have texture and unevenness.
And for paint rollers, look to buy roller covers to apply the paint that is not going to come apart while you paint. This can result in pieces of the paint roller getting into your wall paint and drying there permanently.
Use Professional Tips
When painting your home on your own, what better way to get it to look great than by following some tips recommended by professional painters? A professional painter will always clean their paint surface first to remove dust, lint, grease, and oils, to ensure the paint goes on smoothly and stays in place. Use a tack cloth to clean the walls or baseboards, or a damp cloth will give you great results. If you are preparing walls that have any grease or oil on them, like in the kitchen, use a cleaner on the walls to remove the grease. Trisodium phosphate is a good heavy-duty cleaner for this.
It is also important to rinse your brush and roller well before you stop painting for the day. But when you need to take a break and know you will be back later, wrap the brush or roller in a plastic bag and freeze it to prevent the paint from drying out.