Giving your walls and ceilings a quick coat of paint is one of quickest home renovation remedies. However, the same thing can completely ruin your home appearance if you don’t know what you have gotten yourself into. Low-quality brushes, poor quality paints and lack of expertise to apply the paint in the correct way can all turn what was expected to be an exciting DIY project into a horrible nightmare. Giving your walls and ceilings a quick coat of paint is one of quickest home renovation remedies. However, the same thing can completely ruin your home appearance if you don’t know what you have gotten yourself into. Low-quality brushes, poor quality paints and lack of expertise to apply the paint in the correct way can all turn what was expected to be an exciting DIY project into a horrible nightmare.
Nobody wants that to happen. That’s why we bring you some easy tricks and techniques from professional painters at B&B painting to help you paint your dream home.
So let’s start.
1. Choose Your Colors Wisely
First and foremost focus should be on the color scheme you want to go for. It is important to take into account the setting and decoration, the amount of light that enters into your room and it’s dimensions. Avoid painting colors which could look messy or appear more chaotic. You will be working with two types of paints; warm paints and cool paints.
Warm paints include colors like red, beige, yellow and orange. These colors are typically considered as warm since they evoke imagination and emotions.
Cool colors, on the other hand, represent a relaxed and soothing effect and such colors may include green, blue, grey and brown.
2. Clear The Area Before Hand
To achieve a perfect paint finish, you should first inspect the wall or ceiling to check if there are any dents, irregular surfaces or cracks which could otherwise give an unfinished and incomplete look to your room.
Next thing you need to take care of is to protect your items against paint spills. For instance, you can cover your furniture and carpets with rough sheets to protect them from paint drops. You can also cover up door knobs with plastic bags.
And then get your equipment ready. Make sure you have brushes, rollers, painter’s tape, trim guard and other tools and supplies because without these equipment, you cannot expect to get a professional look.
3. Carefully Prep The Surface
While you don’t necessarily need to use a primer if your walls have already been painted before, you still need to do some maintenance prep to ensure that your new paint will stick to the surface.
4. Apply The Paint
First step is to stir the paint well. If the consistency of your paint is thick, add as much water as possible to make the solution more diluted. It is always advised to start the painting from the ceiling and then work your way down. Always wait for the first coat to dry before applying the second coat.
5. Apply The Finish
As you all know, no painting job is finished without the final coat. You should carefully examine whether your final touch should include matte, flat, glossy or semi-glossy look. Either way, it depends upon your choice what look would go with your room furniture and accessories. Again, before applying the final coat, make sure the previous coating is completely dried to prevent any additional challenges or difficulties.
At B&B Painting we can take care of all the painting challenges and difficulties for you. Our team of professionals can complete an entire job in 1-2 days (in some cases) depending on the size of the project. Our customers here in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas appreciate our services because of our quality, professionalism and competitive pricing. Contact us today for a quote for your house or business painting project.