One of the easiest ways to improve the look of your home is by wearing it a new paint. Interior painting is an easy DIY home improvement activity. It doesn't require any specialized training or set of skills. All that is important are some practical advice, the right tools, and some practice. Below are some practical painting tips for a good Denver home painting job;
1) Prep the surface:
To have a successful Denver home painting job, you have to begin by prepping the surface on which you wish to paint. This is not a fun thing to do, but it plays a pivotal role in the success or otherwise of your painting project. Prepping a surface requires scraping any dried loose paint, filling every hole or dent etc. There are many reasons why surface prepping is important. It allows paint to adhere properly to surfaces.
Priming surfaces is very important if you plan to have a professional Denver home painting job. Usually, people apply primers whenever they plan to paint over a dark color. But in order to have a professional-looking job, you have to apply a primer regardless of the surface. There are a few advantages of applying primers; firstly, it prevents stains from seeping through. And secondly, it allows for greater paint adhesion, which limits peeling and blisters.
Although latest paints now contain primers, nothing compares to doing things the old-fashioned way, which is the use of a dedicated primer.
3) Choose canvas for covering:
While painting you have to protect the floor and furnishings from paint spatters if you want to have a good Denver home painting job. One of the most popular and inexpensive materials used for such coverage is plastic drop cloths. Although they are quite cheap, there are not exactly the best choice. Canvas, on the other hand, present more advantages. When it comes to canvas there is a less likely chance of a slip accident. Plastic drop cloths become slippery when spattered with paint, but canvas absorbs paint drips. While canvas can last a lifetime, plastic drop cloths mostly have to be disposed of after use.
4) An extension pole instead of a stepladder:
For the painting of high surfaces such as the ceiling, a better alternative to the stepladder is an extension pole. These poles come in different length and can fit snugly with the handle of your paint roller.
5) A paint grid instead of a paint tray:
A better alternative to the use of tray for removing excess paint are paint grids. A paint tray will result in a messy finishing, with drips almost everywhere. A grid allows for a neater, faster, project. And it is quite easy to use. Fill your paint bucket about halfway with paint and then hang your paint grid onto the rim of the bucket. After dipping your roller in paint, roll it against the screen of the grid. This will remove excess paint.
Perhaps you are done for the day but still, have more painting job to do the next day. One challenge most people have is having to clean their paint brushes and rollers. But there is an easier way to this. All you need to do is brush off any excess paint that might be left on your brush and then wrap the brush (or roller) in a plastic food wrap. This keeps out air and prevents the paint from drying which would have rendered your brush unusable.
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