When preparing for a big painting project you probably have scoured the internet for the best techniques, tips and tricks for painting. The pros tend to keep their best tips a secret to help ensure they can get customers to pay for painting rather than master it themselves. We know professional painting is not for everyone and understand that some people like to do these project themselves. We are sharing some of the professional secrets here so you can get a good quality finished product even on a DIY project.
First- preparation is key. All the surfaces need to be properly prepared to ensure the best quality finished product. Depending on the surface you are painting this may look different for every job. Cracks and holes need to be repaired, scraping done, sanding, pressure washing and even wire brushing may be required. There are cleaning products available for preparing certain painted surfaces especially those with mold.Preparing the surface is labor intensive and can take a great deal of time but it is vital for a durable and beautiful finished product.
Next- the right paint and primer are very important. This is one of the most important steps for commercial painters and contractors because they understand that the right paint is needed for each surface. Premium paint may seem very expensive but it is very worthwhile. Premium paints are designed to better withstand stressors from chemicals or the environment. The primer used by professionals is often tinted to help give a better coverage and a more vibrant unified finish with less coats of paints.
Invest in the tools and equipment. When doing a painting project you will want to ensure you have the right tools to get the job done right. You will want spackle, sandpaper, a paint scrapper, brushes, rollers, floor protection and a ladder. You may need some special equipment based on the specifics of your project.
These tips and tricks can help you get a professional level paint project without hiring a professional. After buying the right materials and taking the time to do the project you may find it’s easier and cheaper to hire a professional to tackle your painting project. Painting is a wonderful way to transition your space and doing the work yourself can be fun.