DIY Home Painting
DIY house painting is a can be a messy job, even for the best and most seasoned professional painters. Painting is something that you have to be properly set up for. You have to devise a plan of action.
Here are some very basic painting tips. Any wall repairs after sanding should be primed, the primer has the effect of sealing the repair mark so it does not flash through the finish coat as a dull spot. Another reason to use primer is if you have a dark color it will hide the dark color at a lesser cost in material. On the other hand, if you want to paint a dark color then a dark tinted primer will make a good first coat.
Invest a couple dollars for a wooden broom handle that has a screw end on it so you can screw your paint roller handle onto it. Now it is easier to dip the roller into the tray and then paint the wall from ceiling to floor without using a chair or a ladder.
Write down somewhere the color code of the paint that you used and the actual paint and paint company that you used on this wall of a room for future reference in case you need to repaint something in our room. It’s a lot easier to go in with the code for the paint than it is to go in with a piece of the paint to get matched again.
Your painting tools are very important if you buy a cheap brush you’ll most certainly get a cheap finish. Those nylon inexpensive brushes leave paint lines in your brushwork and are very hard to edge with leaving irregular finish. Higher quality brushes, of course, cost more but you’re getting a quality paint finish also. If you’re investing a lot of time into painting a room you should spend the extra few dollars on a good quality brush. Paint rollers are also important, consider the fiber pile on the roller try not to use a very thin pile on the roller because this will definitely leave inconsistent looking painting on your walls. The smallest pile to use on painting walls is half an inch. Keep your roller wet all the time don’t work it until it is dry.