Indoor painting is popular both among veteran painters and beginners. After all, it is a process that is relatively cheap, quite effortless and in any case, if anything does not go as planned, it’s very easy to fix. However, before grasping your roller and starting painting, you need to equip yourself with some essential tips. You need to ensure that you got quality paint, tool and other accessory supplies. Today with the internet, this is not something that should give you a headache. Instead, the UK collected reviews will offer home decor companies reviews from which you can select quality items. Below are some indoor painting tips that will help save time and increase the quality of your work.
Choose the colour.
Start by figuring the overall colour characteristics that you would like. Do you prefer a saturated or a neutral shade? A cool or warm shade? If there are already some art or furniture in the room, consider how the colour you go for compliments with them. After you have a hint of what you need, get some samples. Test the colour to have a look at how it comes out. Today, with technology paint, companies have tools on their website to upload your space’s photo and view the effect that various colours wall have on your wall. This way, you will make an informed decision on the colour that will best suit your space.
Prepare the interiors for painting
It is mandatory to prepare ceilings and walls when painting above a dark colour or painting new drywall. It is best if you would prepare any surface before painting it. Preparing the surface ensures that you achieve three major purposes. It helps increase the paint’s adhesion, thus reducing peeling and blistering, it makes it possible to have great single-coat coverage for the paint and prevents stains from bleeding through. There are dedicated primers for preparing a surface. There also exist colours that already contain primers. To ensure you get the best result, mix the primer with a less amount of topcoat. This will ensure that the two coats entirely hides the primed surface.
Overnight paint storage
If the surface you are painting won’t be through in a day, you don’t have to pass through the strenuous process of cleaning your paint-roller sleeves and paintbrushes. Instead, roll off the excess paint on the paint-roller sleeves and paintbrushes and wrap them firmly in a plastic wrap. Ensure that the wrap is airtight. To keep the roller sleeves and brushes fresh store them in a refrigerator. This may seem crazy; however, it has been proven to work. It prevents the paint from drying overnight, which would render the equipment unusable. Next day, take out your tools from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before you start painting. When appropriately wrapped roller sleeves and paintbrushes can be stored in this manner for several days.
To protect other surfaces go for Canvas as opposed to plastic
While plastic drop cloths offer an affordable way of protecting furnishings and floors from paint splashes, Canvas ones are more effective. Canvas is particularly rip-resistant and durable. It rests even thus doesn’t pose the hazard of tripping as with the case with plastic drop cloths, Canvas also absorbs paint drip’s, therefore doesn’t get slippery when splashed with paint. They are also suitable for, doorways and corners as they can be easily folded to fit into them, which isn’t possible with plastic sheeting. Canvas drop cloths are also more durable as opposed to plastic drop cloths.
Remove brush and lap marks with a Paint Extender
Visible lap marks on a surface indicate that a room has not been painted by a professional. The secret to getting rid of the noticeable brush strokes and lap marks is mixing paint with a paint extender. Typically, this works in two main ways; It slows the paint’s drying time, allowing more time to paint an area, without leaving lap marks. Secondly, paint extender works by levelling the paint and thus removing brush strokes. You can use extender when painting cabinets, woodwork, doors and drywall. Instructions on the ratio of mixing the extender with your paint are in most cans label. A general rule is that more extender is needed per gallon of paint when painting on a cold weather and with thick paint.
In conclusion, you do not have to be a pro to paint the interior of your house excellently. Instead, you can follow the tips given above and produce quality finishes.