Residential walls painted by commercial painting contractors always look a lot better than walls painted by homeowners as a DIY project. One reason for this is simply the experience that comes from painting day after day. However, another reason is professional painters know all of the tips and tricks to make painting walls easier and look better.
If your home's walls are in need of a new coat of paint and you are dreading the project because the results of your past DIY painting projects have been lacking, then these commercial painting contractor tips will ensure you achieve much better results:
Professional Painting Tip: Buy the Right Type of High-Quality Paint
When a professional painter shops for paint, they purchase a high-quality paint and choose the correct type for the walls they will be painting. Using high-quality paint ensures excellent coverage, and using the right type of paint makes it look good.
For example, bathrooms and kitchens should be painted with high-gloss paints. High-gloss paints are easily cleaned by wiping them down with a damp cloth. If you use flat paint in your bathroom or kitchen, then it won't look right and will be impossible to clean.
Alternatively, if you paint your living room's walls with high-gloss paint, then people will see every area the wall has been spackled or repaired in the past. For this scenario, flat paint is the correct choice because it hides previous damages and repairs.
Professional Painting Tip: Remove All of the Furniture in the Room
One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when painting is to leave furniture and other items inside the room. As they try to avoid getting paint on their furniture, their paint job suffers.
For your own safety and to make your paint job look a lot better, remove:
In addition, remove all of the light switch and outlet covers in the room. Taping them off is a pain and takes a lot of time when they can easily be removed by taking out just one or two short screws. Once everything is out of the room, then you can prep and paint without any hazards to trip over or damage with paint.
Professional Painting Tip: Use a Paint Conditioner to Reduce Brush Lines and Keep Your Paint Flowing
Finally, before you start painting, add a paint conditioning product into your paint. The paint conditioner keeps the paint from getting thick as it sits in your roller pan, and it eliminates brush lines in areas such as trim where you use a brush.
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