Tips from an Interior Painter on What Not to Do!

MISTAKE 1 – YOU SHOULD NEVER ALLOW YOUR PAINTING EDGE TO GO DRY

As you paint across a surface, the strip which you most recently painted is usually referred to by every interior painter as the “edge.” So, you will need to keep this edge wet. In layman’s terms, never paint a strip on a wall, and then move to another area, or try not to take a break from painting, and come back when the strip is dry to continue painting the rest of the wall.

What Not to Do When Painting 

MISTAKE 2 – NEVER USE INFERIOR BRUSHES OR ROLLERS

An easy mistake to prevent is using subpar brushes and rollers. Even though it can be somewhat tempting to re-use old brushes which still have some dry paint stuck on them, or try to keep costs down by buying the cheapest brushes or rollers you can find. This would be a colossal mistake, which will end up costing you both time and money, not to mention frustration. Old dry paint on a brush will almost always end up coming loose when exposed to the fresh wet paint.

MISTAKE 3 – TAKE YOUR TIME AND NEVER RUSH

You should never be in a hurry when painting. When you are trying to rush through your painting project, the chances are great you will end up with a hot mess, like wavy lines along edges or missed and patchy areas. Not only does rushing result in a poor-quality end product, but it can also make a project twice as long, as you will have to go over a space twice!

One common result of rushing is paint spills, drips, and splatters. Getting paint where it should not go will end up costing you more time as you need to deal with the clean-up afterward. And even though it feels tedious, the best painters will never rush, so take time to carefully prepare the surface and pay close attention to detail as you work.

We at Daniels Home Services hope you enjoyed reading our blog, if you would like to speak to our interior painter in Houston, TX, give us a quick call today at (281) 607-5920.

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