Don’t start decorating your house just because you have got a nice idea or neighbours are doing it. Be prepared for the painting job as it will need a lot of time and patience. Also, make sure that you have enough and all house painting materials as well as tools including paints, roller, brush, painting tape, etc., that will be used in your decorating project. This will help you in organizing your task at hand and finish it on time.
Painting a house is a costly affair as it takes time, money, and a lot of physical work to paint a house in the right manner. As you cannot afford to do it every year, experts say, don’t compromise on the quality for quantity. Always use good quality paints . Cheap paints often offer poor quality and uneven and dull finish even after 3-4 coats. For quality work and results, don’t hesitate to spend a few extra pounds on paint type.
A good and even looking finish is not all about choosing the right paints only. It has a lot to do with your roller and brush. Use brushes and rollers which promise to give high precision stokes with the minimum paint requirement.
If it is not possible to shift everything in the next room before taking up the painting task, collect everything in the middle of the room and cover it with some cloth to save it from spills and splatters. Also, cover the floor area with a cotton drop or rosin paper.
For the best result, it is very important that you prepare the surface. If you don’t prepare your surface, you can hide dirt and spots under the colour coats but they will make your wall colour fade or peel off soon. Remove all greasy marks and spots, also fix the surface which is cracked or chipped off and also clean the solid surface by rubbing it. Before applying the first coat of paint, follow paint expert advice and use primer for a smooth and even finish.
Paint expert advice save time and extra hard work, have an organized paint workstation. Organize the workspace with all the necessary tools and accessories including colour cans, paint buckets, brushes, roller, tape, plastic bags, hammers, screwdrivers, can openers, etc. in the middle of the area at an arm's length where you are about to start your colouring job.
Don’t overlook corners and ridges of the room as all your hard work may go in vain. Paint trims, above striking boards, around windows and doors, ceiling edges and corners first then let it dry. Now cover everything to paint the main ceiling and wall. Repeat it until you get the desired finish and touch. Let the colour coats dry and settle completely before removing the tape with soft hands.