When you decide to paint your walls, you know that there is a secret to the perfect paint job that only pros understand. Most homeowners dread the day that they have to paint their walls, but that’s because they don’t know how. Keep reading to snag these insider tips on how to paint your walls for the perfect finish!
Don’t decide what color you want to paint your walls with a small sample swatch. More often than not, you can’t make an informed decision of choosing a certain color with a tiny chip sized print. Choose a few colors and get a small sample size of the actual paint. Then paint a portion of your wall with the sampler to help you visualize how the color would look on your walls.
Get proper measurements and estimate how many cans of paint you will need before heading off to the store. There is nothing worse than going shopping and figuring out on the way home that you are short one bucket. One bucket of paint usually covers about 400 sq.ft., but keep in mind that some paints need two coats to cover the wall in its entirety.
Don’t buy the cheapest bucket of paint that you can find. Invest in premium paint because meanwhile the cheap stuff does a good job on the first layer, the layers to follow will be deprived of pigments. Keep in mind as the years go by, you will also have a harder time repainting the walls a different color if the paint seeps into the wall.
Most people are so excited by the prospect of slapping fresh paint on the walls that they forget the important step of cleaning the surface. This is especially crucial if you are repainting your kitchen or bathroom. There are probably months of dirt, oil and grime built up on the wall, so unless you like a dirty looking wall, clean it before you paint it.
Synthetic brushes are good for your cause, but make sure you are investing in a high quality brush with tapered bristles. The bristles of your brush should be multiple lengths and taper to a slim finish on the tip.
Purchase foam rollers to paint your walls because they hold paint better and provide an even finish. You will not only save paint, but you won’t have to worry about the synthetic fiber residue that most commercial rollers leave on your walls.
Paint your woodwork and molding first before moving onto your walls. It is easy to make a mess when painting molding and any excess paint that you have accidentally dripped can be painted over when you’re doing your walls. The right sequence does matter!
Painting your walls can be a fun job, but only if you know how to approach the task in the right way. Too many homeowners make the mistake of producing a low quality paint job by not taking the necessary precautions. Use the advice from this article to help you get started!