painting techniques for creative finishes

painting techniques for creative finishes

Don't Make These Exterior Painting Mistakes

by Bradley Davis

Many people worry about painting projects at their homes. Painting the exterior of your home is a big job, and you may feel like there is a lot of pressure on you to do things the "right" way.

Are you unsure how to proceed with your exterior painting job? Want to avoid making some of the common mistakes that others have made? These are some things you should avoid doing along the way.

Mistake: Failure to Prep the Work Area

One of the hardest things about painting any part of your home is the preparation. It often feels like you can skip the different steps along the way, but you can make a serious error that results in your inability to paint your home the way you want to, or you could find that you accidentally ruin another part of your home in the process.

Mistake: Saving Money on Tools 

While there is no need to spend a lot of money on your tools, you should avoid buying the cheapest options. The cheapest tools are often cheap for a reason. You need to ensure you are buying high-quality materials, from the brushes to the paints you use.

Mistake: Skipping the Primer

Primer is essential for a painting project. Primer hides imperfections and helps your paint stick to the surface better. If you don't use primer, you cannot expect excellent results when the project is over.

Mistake: Painting Without a Plan or Pattern

If you aimlessly bring a paintbrush to your home, you may not be happy with the results. Make sure that you approach the project with a specific plan and map in mind. You should also make sure you have more than enough paint to fulfill this plan.

Mistake: Not Cleaning Up Properly

It is also important to clean up after the job is done. The cleanup involves more than picking up drop cloths and tearing off the tape. It's also about being very careful not to disrupt your new paint job and ensure that everything is exactly the way you want it for now.

Mistake: Not Consulting With a Pro

Finally, you do not want to make the mistake of doing everything on your own. You may not always have the skills, knowledge, or tools to do what you want. If you are not confident about painting your home, you may want to speak with a professional to discuss the project.

To learn more about exterior home painting, contact a local painting company.


About Me

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.