Painting can be an interesting time that can be different for each person. Here are 5 different techniques that will help you to improve your painting experience. Number one you are gonna want to sand away flaws. Order to end up with a good surface you are going to need to have it smoothed before painting. There is actually people who specialize in simply sanding walls.
Variations and the surface of a wall will cause problems when painting and these need to be flattened out including the ridges and joints patches in order to create a smooth surface for painting. In order to sand walls effectively you want to sand horizontally along the baseboard and ceiling and sand vertically from the baseboard to this ceiling.
The 2nd step in doing a proper paint job is to make sure you get the best supplies possible. You're not gonna wanna cheap out on these because they will cause your jobs would take a lot longer and make it less quality work. Get yourself a quality angle brush one with potentially a wooden handle, 2 and a 1/2 inches. These are very versatile and can really make your wall look good. Don't skip on the paint, this will make your job a lot easier and will cause the paint to go on smoothly.
The third step is extremely important when doing any paint job it is to cover your furniture with some sort of plastic in order to protect it. In addition to wrapping everything in plastic you're going to want to tape at the bottom of the furniture in order to keep it sealed and nice. These 2 things will protect furniture from both paint drips and splatters and from any dust that you might experience from sanding.
The fourth technique to give you a better painting experience is to use tinted primer. This allows for those spots that have been filled with compound to appear closer to the rest of the wall when priming. The tinted color will be similar to the finished product in order to make everything smooth. Overall this allows for fewer coats of paint and results in a much more vibrant wall. This is especially true for brighter colors that generally require more coats of paint.
Pressing your tape with a putty knife can be a remedy for a lot of painting problems. it can be a real drag when you pull off the tape and realize that the paint has actually bleed through. Make sure to properly adhere the tape before you start with a putty knife. This will create the proper seal you need so no paint creeps under the tape and ruins your surface unexpectedly.
Blue painter's tape is definitely superior to masking tape. Masking tape will leave behind residue that you don't want which will be rid of with blue tape. in addition the blue tape will not get wavy like the masking tape that will prevent paint from leaking under it. Painters tape can best be left on for many days without having any issues.
These are just a few techniques you can do yourself when doing any painting job and make it a lot easier. Look for some of our techniques and our next article and we will explore more ways to make your painting job better and easier. We thank Brett Martin and Ezra Dryer for helping give these tips from their article titled "20 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You"