When it comes to interior painting, there is just no substitute for experience, knowledge, and skill. Buying and applying paint may not be hard, but doing so in a way that offers a beautiful, lasting finish is far from simple.
If you’re planning a painting project in your Portland home, we have a few tips to help make the process a bit smoother for you. And, as always, we are here to help! Contact us today to begin discussing your goals.
Before You Start Painting, Be Sure You…
- Patch Your Walls – Taking the extra time to ensure that your walls are smooth and blemish-free is an investment you’ll never regret. Especially when the new paint is rolled into place, holes, cracks, dings and gouges will only become more obvious.
- Sand Away Imperfections – A gentle sanding (from top to bottom) before painting is a good way to create a receptive surface. And, if you made light repairs with spackle, sanding the rough edges smooth is imperative.
- Use Painter’s Tape – For someone with painting skill, tape is rarely necessary unless it’s being used for outlining specific patterns or designs on a wall. If painting a clean, smooth line is outside your skill set, using tape around molding or fixtures can be a helpful practice. Just remember to peel it away while the paint is still wet!
- Paint One Wall At a Time – Rather than cutting in around the edges of all the walls at once, start with completely painting one at a time.
- Consider Using a Tinted Primer – Especially if there is going to be a drastic change in wall color, using a tinted primer can facilitate a faster transition with better color coverage. Many primers are tinted grey, and others can be tinted with the finished wall color.
Ask a Professional Painter for Help!
There is no better way to guarantee a beautiful finished product than to contact a local, trusted painting professional. Every detail can be managed, leaving to you to simply enjoy the transformation.