Top House Painting Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

I know I know, we’re not really painting pets anymore, but it does sound cool doesn’t it 🙂

Are you planning to paint your Brisbane house? Here are a few points to be noted. It is better to learn about the common painting mistakes before you start the process, or just bite the bullet and hire a few Brisbane painters. This may help you avoid goofing up later and ensure a well-painted house.

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Choosing the wrong color – One of the most common painting mistakes is the wrong selection of colors. You may select a color based on the color strips. But when you paint it on the wall, it may look different. You can avoid this by getting a sample of a few colors. You can try them on small areas of your wall and select the best one.

Invest on good quality brushes and rollers– If you are trying to save money by buying less expensive brushes and rollers, you might be making the biggest mistake ever! The quality of the brush and rollers matters a lot.

Lack of preparation-You might have noticed that the professional painters spend a lot of time in preparing the area before the painting. Skipping this step is not a good idea. Clean the walls thoroughly using a sand paper and remove the furniture from the room. Cover everything in the room before spray painting

Close the lid of the paint– This may seem to be a less important step. But if you keep the lid open, the paint may dry up or someone may end up spilling the paint by stamping on it.

Keep your kids and pets away– If you have young kids at home, keep them away from the painting area. Always keep your pets inside their dwelling, while you are painting.

Do not bump on the ceiling and the floor-Take special care when you are painting the area near to the ceiling and the floor. You can paint a horizontal strip of paint on the top and the bottom of the wall. Then, you can vertically paint the wall below it.

Avoid over brushing– Do not brush repeatedly over the same portion of the wall. This will lead to brush marks on the dried areas.

Do not paint on an extremely hot/cold day– In freezing temperatures; the paint might fail to dry properly. If it is extremely hot (more likely in Brisbane), it will dry up too soon. You may not be able to spread it correctly.

Walls are different from the rough ceilings-Use high solid paints or use a joint compound for the ceiling because their texture is different from the walls.

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Six Essential Tips To Remember While Painting Your Interiors

Painting interiors can seem like the easiest way to enliven your rooms but this weekend project can turn nightmarish if proper preparation and steps are not taken beforehand. Would you really want endless coats of paint that make your walls look disgusting? Here are some tips from professional home painters in Brisbane to make your walls look picture perfect even if you are doing it all by yourself:

  1. Surface Preparation:

This will seem the most difficult part of the entire process but on any given day, this stands as the most important step. Ignoring to prepare the surface will only result in cracked surfaces and bleeding stains after all the hard work is done. Begin by scraping, sanding, patching and filling every hole, dent, crack and uneven surface. The most expensive of paints will not be able to hide blisters and peeling if the surface is not taken care of.

  1. Tinting The Primer:

Priming can save your walls in three different ways: by blocking stains from bleeding through, ensuring one-coat coverage before paint is applied and by removing paint adhesion that significantly brings down instances of blistering or peeling paint. Almost all hardware shops in and around Perth and Brisbane stock paints that contain primers but the wisest idea is to buy normal primers for a long-lasting effect.

  1. Canvas Dropcloths:

Why not plastic dropcloths? Because canvas will keep the surface non-slippery even after paint drips while plastic will always be a tripping hazard. Canvas is durable and will last you for years while plastic dropcloths will mostly need to be binned after a couple of uses. Although quite cheap to use, plastic dropcloths are being gradually replaced by canvas to protect your floors and furnishings.

  1. Extension Pole:

Instead of trying the balancing act on a stepladder, try getting an extension pole for your paint roller. Buy one that has a smooth, anti-slip grip and a core that is completely metal. Plastic handles might seem more convenient but their excessive flexibility makes the job more difficult.

  1. Using A Paint Grid:

Would you want your painting sessions to get even messier? If not, then dump the paint tray and get hold of the old school paint grid that easily hooks on to the rim of your 5-gallon bucket.

  1. Freeze your brushes:

Sounds impossible? Try it! You will simply need to roll off the excess paint from your brushes, double wrap them in plastic food wrap and keep them in the refrigerator. Be rest assured that for the next painting session, you will not need to worry about cleaning them.

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