Painting and Wallpapering Around Chaos: Tips for Parents and Others

Painting and Wallpapering Around Chaos: Tips for Parents and Others

4 Pro Residential Painting Tips to Borrow From Expert Painters

by Francis Ortiz

Painting is a quick and effective way to improve the overall kerb appeal of your residential property. However, many factors determine how excellent a paint job turns out. By organising the project well beforehand, you can minimise the mistakes made during the project and get beautiful and sleek interiors for your home. Here are four professional residential painting tips that you get from experts.

Choose the Right Paint Quality

The quality of paint that you use for your residential project helps determine the outcome. Superior quality paint will not blister, form bubbles or get other damage after exposure to harsh outdoor elements. However, understand that quality paint costs a little more than the lower quality alternatives. Therefore, you should consult painting experts on the best paint types and quality in the market. Choose the brand that will give you the best value for your needs. 

Get the Right Primer

An exterior paint job will only be as beautiful as how well you prepare the surface for it. A primer is the best way to prepare the surface for paint. A great water-based primer hides imperfections on the wall and provides an even base where to apply the other layers of paint. On the other hand, use an oil-based primer if you are painting or panelling water-damaged walls. The oil-based primer will also work well on smoke-saturated walls. Be keen on the primer application as it determines how beautiful the other coatings will appear. Finally, test whether the existing paint is oil or latex-based, and choose the corresponding primer before the topcoat. 

Stir With the Right Stirrer

The stirrer you choose also determines how well-mixed your paint will be ahead of the application process. You can get a device with holes such as a whisk to help aerate the paint during the mixing process. Perfectly mixed colours give you an overall even coating, which is aesthetically appealing.

Avoid Washing the Brushes

The condition of your brushes and rollers also determines the beauty of your painting outcomes. If you are using latex paint, you do not have to keep washing the brushes every evening. You can instead wrap them in plastic and protect them from fast drying up. You can also refrigerate the brushes overnight and let them warm up before using them again.

These are simple steps you can take to get the best out of your painting projects. Contact a residential painter for more information.


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Painting and Wallpapering Around Chaos: Tips for Parents and Others

Welcome to my blog, My name is Sarah. I have five kids, eight chickens, three dogs, a kitten and several animals in cages. It is certainly busy and chaotic, but I love my 'circus'. However, it makes one of my favourite hobbies, decorating, fairly challenging. However, I love to live in beautiful spaces, and as I crave change on a regular basis, I am always keen to repaint or put new wallpaper in parts of my home. Through research, trial and error, I have learned to paint, wallpaper and decorate around and through chaos. If your home is busy, don't let that stop you. Just check out my posts for tips and ideas.