Whether you’re moving into a new space or renovating a room to give it a fresh new look, one of the things you need to consider painting your interior walls. Painting the walls can be tricky, and if you don’t do it correctly, you’ll end up with a streaky and flaky paint finish.
Here are five pro tips to achieving a flawless interior painting:
Fix the Cracks and Dents
If your space is newly built, it is unlikely for cracks and dents to show up on your walls. But, if you’re renovating an old room, it is important to scout the area and look for cracks and dents and do the necessary repairs using a painter’s putty or a wood filler.
Smoothen the Surface
Before applying the paint, you must first smooth out the surface of your walls, ceilings, and other areas that need painting with abrasive sandpaper. Sanding flattens the ridges, removes rough spots, dirt, and old paint. It can be a bit tedious, but the end result is worth it.
Prime the Surface
To make your painting look even smoother, be sure to prime the surface with a good quality primer. Primers even out the ridges, seal the stains, and ensure that the topcoat goes on smoothly and securely adheres to the surface. Most professional painters recommend alcohol and alkyd primers because they cover the flaws well.
Quality Brushes and Paints
Using quality materials is key to making your interior painting look flawless. Don’t skimp on your brushes and paints because you want to save money. Cheap plastic brushes yield a rough finish, while cheap paints won’t go on smoothly and may easily crack after some time. A standard brush can cost a bit more, but they are durable and can smoothly apply paint, while a good quality paint adheres well to the surface and will last for many years.
Cover the floor and furniture
Protect your floor and furniture from sanding dust, paint drips, and splatters. No need to drag all the furniture out of the room. All you need to do is push them to the center of the room, away from the walls, and cover them with plastic sheets.
For the floor, use a standard drop cloth. Canvas drop cloths absorb splatters and prevent paint drips from seeping through the floor.
Use Painter’s Tape
Last but not the least, use painter’s tape to mask off the wood trimmings and other areas that you don’t want to accidentally paint. Do not use ordinary masking tape if you don’t want the paint to seep through and bleed all over the trimmings. As an added precaution, run a putty knife to press down the tape for a good seal.
Leave it with the pros! If you want to save time and money, 365 Services Group offers professional interior painting services. Our experienced painters can provide recommendations on paints, colours, finishes. Our team uses high-quality, durable paints, and provides the best in workmanship on all types of surfaces.