House Painting Techniques to Avoid

Few of us are house painting contractors or professionals, so we may make some mistakes from time to time. The biggest mistake, though, is not recognizing that you are doing something wrong. We want to point out a few things that you might not realise are the wrong things to do when it comes to house painting, and we will also show you how to correct them.

Using Only Cheap Tools
We get it, you are on a budget and you don’t want to pay more than you have to for paint, brushes and other tools. However, if you go the cheapest route then you could end up regretting the results. You may find that the paint you bought doesn’t adhere very well to your walls or fades quickly. You may also find that your paint brushes don’t spread the paint very evenly. We aren’t saying that you need to buy the most expensive tools or the highest quality paint, but you should do some research and see what others have had to say about the products before
you invest in them. You are making an investment when you buy painting tools, as the paint job can last for a few months or for many years.

Not Cleaning the Surface
It’s more important to clean the surface you are painting before you begin painting when you are working on the exterior of your house, but you should clean the area inside your home you want to paint as well. Just dust the walls, scrub off the dirt and make sure that the surface is nice and smooth so that paint will stick to it properly. You will also make the painting work easier if you are dealing with a smooth surface. In some cases, you may need to sand down the walls or use a pressure washer to get off some of the accumulated dirt and grime.

Not Judging Paint Samples in Room Lighting
So, you picked out a sample of paint for your room and imagined how it would look in the room you are painting, but did you compare the paint sample to the lighting in the room? You should always take paint samples home to see how they look in the room to be painted, as the lighting of that room changes the look of the paint. It won’t always be bold and vibrant, especially if you are relying on artificial lighting for the room as a primary light source. It’s a good idea to take a few paint samples home so you can see how they all compare and pick the proper
one.

Painting on Old Wallpaper
If you have old wallpaper on your walls, then you should remove that before you begin painting. That old paper can peel and tear off over time, leaving your wall looking unsightly and taking the new paint job with it. Be sure to get rid of that before you lay down any paint. Your finished job will look a lot smoother and last a lot longer.

House painting is tricky but thankfully Painters Dublin are here to help and you can call them on 01 254 8233.