Painting your home doesn’t need to be a headache! Many homeowners love the fun and excitement of selecting colors from rows of paint chips and even painting small patches on their wall to test drive them, but balk at the idea of painting the entire room. Here are some of our favorite tried-and-true tips to get your home walls painted quickly and easily.
Wait for the Right Weather
The right weather makes all of the difference when it comes to a beautifully painted room. If it is humid while you paint, your paint will drip and take a long time to dry. Avoid painting when it is high-humidity or raining outside. If painting with humidity is unavoidable, and it often is in the state of Maryland, use slow-drying paint to allow you to correct any drips or problems before you start the next coat. Make sure to allow plenty of time between coats for the best possible result.
Don’t Rush Your Preparation Period
Many homeowners are in such a rush to get painting over with that they completely skip through the proper preparation steps. If you don’t take the time to get your walls ready, you can ensure a poor result! Are there cracked, flaking, or peeling areas on your existing walls? Sand and scrape them down, rinse them and let them dry before you apply primer or paint. The weight of the new coat of primer and paint will pull down those uneven areas and leave unsightly spots on the wall.
Don’t Try to Cut Costs
Again, many homeowners avoid hiring a contractor to professionally do the job to cut costs. If you want to do it yourself, be prepared to invest in the same tools that professional contractors use like high-quality brushes, roller covers, and painter’s tape. Good brushes will actually save you money on wasted paint and time by providing great coverage with one swipe. Painter’s tape can often mean the difference between a professional finish and a smeared amateur job.
Ready For Quick & Simple Painting on Your Beautiful New Walls?
Regardless of the reason why you want your home painted, Absolute Drywall Construction can help. We have a team of experienced expert contractors who can complete any and all of your drywall, construction, insulation installation, cabinetry, and painting needs. We are based in Gaithersburg, MD and we serve the entire Baltimore/Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. For a free quote, give us a call at (301) 977-0218 or visit us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.