5 Tips For Ensuring A Flawless Finish With Your Interior Paint Job

5 Tips For Ensuring A Flawless Finish With Your Interior Paint Job

5 Tips For Ensuring A Flawless Finish With Your Interior Paint Job

7 June 2021
Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you want to paint the interior of your home, it will take some work to get a flawless-looking paint job. Here are some tips to help.

1. Clean the Walls

You may feel like the walls in your home are clean, but you would be surprised by how much dust is coating the walls of your home. As such, you will want to take a tack cloth to clean the walls. A tack cloth is a beeswax-impregnated cheesecloth, and it does a great job at removing debris from surfaces, such as doors, cabinets, and trim. You can also use a damp rag. Overall, it's important that you have the walls as clean as possible before you paint them for the best results. 

2. Use Good Tools

Second, you need to be careful with the tools you use. If you use low-quality roller covers, you will see fuzz and lint from the brushes integrated into the paint when the paint is dry. The paint is going to be bumpy, and it is going to be far from flawless. Low-quality brushes will leak behind streaky marks. 

To avoid this issue, make sure you use high-quality rollers and brushes as these will not leave debris behind on your newly painted walls. 

3. Use Great Paint

Third, you are going to want to use great paint. There is a difference in quality between low-grade cheap paint a more expensive high-quality paint. Higher quality paint will look better on your walls, and it will last longer as well. 

4. Embrace Painters Tape

Fourth, embrace painter's tape. You can use painters' tape to protect the edges of all the surfaces you don't want to paint on. For example, apply painters' tape to wall junctions, such as where it meets with the ceiling.

5. Use a Wet Edge

Finally, as you paint, make sure to use a wet edge. A wet edge is where you apply the paint and keep working and applying paint along the wet edge to avoid overlapping marks. 

You don't have to do this all alone. You can hire an interior painting service to prepare and paint your home for you. They can take care of all the detailed work necessary to give you a flawless finish, and they will use the high-quality tools and paint necessary to ensure that your walls look amazing when they are done. For more information, contact a company like Carvey Painting & Decorating Inc.

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