Maintaining the inside of your home with a fresh coat of paint is a simple way to look after it. Attempting to paint the whole house at once could be quite challenging but painting a room at a time could be easy enough and less expensive to keep up with the maintenance of your home. In addition, it would be easier for you to attempt painting a smaller area on your own. Here are a few tips to get you painting like a professional and cut your time for cleanup in half while preserving the life of your brushes.
Keep lap marks at bay
During the course of painting you’ll notice stripes developing on your surface owing to uneven layers of roller marks known as lap marks. This usually happens when you paint over an area that is semi dry. In very warm or humid conditions it’s not unusual for latex paints to dry quickly. The technique that is adopted by professional house painters Kew is that wet edge of paint is used over the next stroke so that the over lapping coat of paint is still wet and no marks will remain. Another useful tip to know is that in order to keep the edges of the strokes wet – begin at a corner and run your roller brush all the way up and down the length of the wall you hope to paint and move gently over each stroke.
Aim for a consistent shade all through the room
Depending on the type of brand of paint you use, the colour of the paint can vary even somewhat from one brand to the subsequent. Although it may be the same colour each brand’s shade will vary. You may have noticed this when your interior painters Brighton painted your walls last. Another problem is that half way through painting should you run out of paint must to open up a new tin of paint of another brand you might not have the same shade. The best solution would be to mix several tins together and try to estimate how much you’ll need. If it’s tough to estimate how much you’ll need then add relatively more paint than
less. The leftover could be stored back in your cans.
How to get a perfect edge when painting
The trim on the edges of the walls will be the hardest sometimes to paint straight. For this use masking tape and tape the edges before you begin painting. Once you’re done painting gently pull out the tape. However you need to be careful that the film of paint formed between the wall and the tape does not come out when you pull the tape. So, before you take the tape off cut it loose first and gently remove it but wait at least 24 hours for the paint to dry completely.These tips should be more than enough to help get you started on your painting project. Notice the difference as you work through each wall and while you go along you’ll add more tips through your own experience.