painting techniques for creative finishes

painting techniques for creative finishes

2 Mistakes To Avoid That May Leave Brush Strokes While Painting Your Room's Woodwork

by Bradley Davis

If you have decided to tackle the job of painting your interior rooms yourself, you may wonder how you are going to paint the woodwork without creating a rough surface. If so, make sure you avoid the following mistakes that may leave behind brush strokes while painting your woodwork.

Choosing The Wrong Paintbrush

When you go shopping for the paintbrush you plan to use while painting your woodwork, you may think that one is as good as another and may even opt for the cheapest brush you can find to save money. However, choosing the wrong brush could leave you with a harsh, rough finish.

While deciding on which brush to buy, do not automatically go with the cheaper brand. More than likely, the bristles will fall out while you are applying the paint, making you have to remove the stray bristles and constantly repaint the surface over and over again.

Also, carefully look at the material from which the bristles are constructed, as different types of material are better suited for various paints. For example, natural fibers are ideal for keeping oil paints smooth, while nylon brushes work for water-based paints.

After choosing the ideal material for your paint, look for a brush with long bristles. Not only do the longer bristles hold more paint and keep you from having to reload the brush as often, but they spread out better to create a smoother finish. Shorter bristles tend to leave choppy lines.

Working In Large Sections

Once you have chosen your paintbrush and are ready to paint, you may decide to try to get the job over with quickly by making long brush strokes along the woodwork. However, doing so will leave you with an uneven surface, as well as areas where the paint layer is thinner than others.

Instead of making grand swipes with the paint to rush through the job, work in small sections. Doing so can help you ensure that the paint is applied evenly. Also, if you do notice a few brush strokes left in the paint, you can more easily smooth them out while the paint is still wet. 

Avoiding the above mistakes can help you create a smooth finish while painting your woodwork. However, if you decide that achieving a flawless paint job may be too much for you to attempt on your own, contact a paint service to discuss your options for having them paint your home's interior for you.


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painting techniques for creative finishes

I have learned a lot about painting techniques that can be used to create some beautiful finishes in the home. Years ago, I tried to sponge paint the kitchen and it was a disaster that I never wanted to experience again. I decided that before I painted one more room in my home that I would take the time to learn the true techniques use to create custom finishes. If this is something that interests you, take a few moments to visit my site. Here, you will find several ideas and learn how to create the custom finishes that make a home uniquely beautiful.