Top Five Painting Mistakes

Any time a homeowner wants to improve their home, they may turn to the idea of painting. It is a quick and easy way to liven up your home. However, when the individual painting doesn’t have a lot of experience, they risk running into certain problems for which they may not be prepared. Unfortunately, this can also lead to various mistakes when painting. Instead, rely on a professional who can help you get the job done and avoid the potential issues.

Choosing Cheap Paint

One of the biggest mistakes a person can make is choosing the wrong and, often times, cheapest paint. This is a problem because it can lead to even further work being done later as the paint begins to chip, crack, or wear down much sooner than you’d like. The cheaper the paint, the more difficult it is to maintain.

Not Cleaning

Before you apply the paint, you want to be sure to take the time and clean the area you intend to paint. If you fail to do so, the paint may not come out as you would like it to and it could be an issue later down the road. Clean the walls prior to painting so you don’t have to deal with any potential problems.

Not Waiting to Apply a Second Coat

Most paint jobs require a second coat, but it also requires the painter to wait some time before applying that second coat. You must let the first coat of paint dry completely before going to paint some more. If you do not give it the necessary time, you may have a problem with the paint pulling, brush strokes, and a disappointing finished product.

Forgetting to Prep

Preparation is one of the more important aspects of painting because it allows you to protect the rest of your home effectively. When you are going to prep, make sure you use painter’s tape on the windows to prevent painting the glass, cover the furniture, and cover floors to avoid painting the carpet, hardwood, or tiles.

Putting Too Much Paint On the Brush

When some people dip the brush into the paint, they go too far, dipping till it reaches near the handle. In reality, you don’t use nearly that much and you not only end up wasting the paint, you also run the risk of it dripping off the unused portion of the brush and onto the floor. Only dip in about a quarter of the brush, which is the amount that will be brushed onto the wall.

If you need help painting your home, turn to our team at Five Star Painting of Staten Island. We have the necessary skill and knowledge to get the job done right.

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