How to Avoid Common House Painting Mistakes
Friday, July 27, 2018

Painting your whole house can be a headache. Sooner or later you might make a serious mistake which can ruin your hard work. You might be aware of some common mistakes which you could have learned the hard way.

To make painting simpler for you, we have listed some general mistakes that many people often do.

Painting in Dim Light

If you are painting in low light, then you might consider turning on bright lights, or uncovering your windows. Although the painted walls may look alright, but when you increase the lighting you will likely observe that there are imperfections.

Mistake, painting, paint  Overbrushing

Many new painters often make the mistake of making multiple layers of paint. You need to quickly paint an area. After that you can use a stroke over it. You might cause unattractive marks due to overbrushing, particularly after the paint has started to dry.

Not Covering Everything While Spray Painting

Paint sprayers and spray cans are likely to overspray. Make sure that you cover everything with plastic sheets otherwise you might ruin your stuff. Another advice given by the experts is to avoid spray painting on a windy day.

Choosing the Wrong Color

Choosing the wrong color to paint your house can be an irritating. The color which you buy might look different from the one you painted on your house walls. You realize this only after you have made several brush strokes and then you are disappointed with your color choice.

This “disaster” can be avoided by buying a small sample of paint which you can try on the walls of your house. In this way, you can examine the paint in both artificial and natural light. You can simply change the color if you don’t like it.

First-time Painting Mistakes

If you have pets in your house then you need to lock them out while painting. Animals can create a huge mess if you accidently leave them in the room being painted. For instance, a cat might topple the paint bucket or a dog might grab the paintbrush and come to you to give it back, leaving drops of paint all over the house.

Another common mistake which rookies normally do is to forget to put the lid of the paint can back. Someone might step on the lid and leave paint tracks in the room. The lid also helps to keep the paint clean and prevents the formation of dried-out paint crud.

It is quite common that you might make mistakes when you are painting for the first time. Even after a little experience, you might still not have the required expertise. If you are looking for painting experts, then you can contact Mister Painter. These professionals can carry out painting as per your liking.

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