Common Home Painting Mistakes, and Why You Should Hire a Professional
Sometimes homeowners jump into projects a bit too fast, especially home improvement projects that are mostly aesthetic and easy to achieve. If you have an area of your home which is becoming an eyesore and you need a revamp, continue reading for some tips to help make the process as simple as possible.
Clean the Walls & Surfaces First
Many homeowners forget the critical step of cleaning the walls of the space they wish to paint. A rag and a bucket of soapy water are all you need to get any impurities, dust, and cobwebs off of the surface you wish to paint. Metal surfaces may need to be scrubbed with a brush or sanded first, so be thorough during this step! The average homeowner may not have the time to clean some of the most important areas, so when in doubt call a professional to make sure the job is handled correctly from the get-go!
Not Enough Paint
You can always finish a job if you have too much paint, but if you run out, you’re in serious trouble. It’s always better to overestimate the amount of paint you need than underestimate. Running out halfway through is frustrating and there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to find the exact same paint you had before, leaving you in a lurch with a partially finished project. This is a risk for any DIY novice, so leave it up to the professionals. We know exactly how much product to use and will be able to keep costs on paint as low as possible.
New homeowners and novice painters may think that just any kind of tape will work, this is simply not the case. Painter’s tape is specifically designed to not leave behind a sticky residue and to be easy enough to see to mask off the sections you need without painting over the tape’s boundary. Many homes have expensive crown molding and are not experienced enough to cut in without getting wall color on their crown molding. If not masked off properly can compromise the finish, paint, and/or the overall longevity of your molding and other sensitive hard-to-reach areas. The average homeowner may see this as too much of a challenge to take on alone. Do not risk the appearance of keynote designs like crown molding by not asking for the aid of a skilled painting contractor.
Not All Paint Brushes Are Created Equal
Many people think a paintbrush is just a paintbrush, but you wouldn’t tell a fine artist to use a paint roller on their canvas, would you? For any contracting job, big or small, we at Bowman Painting use the correct tool for the job and believe that philosophy is imperative for any job well done. Don’t cost yourself money over time by having to redo your paint jobs because of the lackluster finish because of an inferior brush choice. Call a professional who will know the best way to cover each surface the best way possible.
Of course, the most important thing to not forget to do while painting your home is to have a thorough plan. If your budget allows for it, plan to hire a painting contractor for some, if not the entire job. The quality and attention to detail alone will be worth the investment. We at Bowman Painting believe you should be able to have the highest level of aesthetics without spending an astronomical amount. If you need a professional for your next project, please call Bowman Painting, we will gladly help in any way we can.
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