Interior house painting in Omaha, NE, is not intuitive, though it seems like it should be. Most homeowners are familiar with the process of applying paint to a flat surface.
But a true professional interior paint job is an entirely different matter. Incorporate these tips into your next interior painting project and make the job go faster and smoother, with a cleaner, more attractive appearance.
Use High-Quality Paint
Often, rock-bottom cheap paints are builder’s grade paints that have fewer solids than higher quality paints.
Solids are what help to create a good paint build. Most paints from reputable manufacturers such as Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moor generally offer better durability and coverage.
Always purchase high-quality paint.
Purchase High-Quality Roller Covers and Brushes
Cheap, low-quality roller covers leave fuzz and lint on the walls.
Once fuzz and lint are embedded in the paint, and the paint subsequently dries, you are left with uneven walls that are difficult to repair.
Inferior-quality brushes leave streaky brush marks; instead, purchase high-quality brushes and be meticulous about maintaining your pricey purchase.
Some do-it-yourself painters make the mistake of buying inexpensive chip brushes.
Chip brushes should not be used for interior painting. Instead, they are meant for applying glues, adhesives, and solvents.
For both roller covers and brushes, it is worthwhile to pay extra for better tools. In the end, your surface will have a better finish.
Master the time it will take to complete the project. Allow time for moving furniture, preparing walls, cutting in, painting, meals, and breaks.
Don’t forget to account for cleaning and moving back your furniture. Unexpected events will inevitably slow you down.
So, remember that your project can take several days, often more than you expected.
The right tools
Painting is a popular job for DIY enthusiasts, and many hobbyists can do it successfully. However, to prepare yourself, you must have the right tools. Things to have at your fingertips include:
· Wall cleaning materials
Start with soft cloths, natural sponges, a bucket, at least four liters of hot water, and a generous spoonful of dishwashing liquid.
If your walls are dirtier than average, add a cup of white vinegar.
Rinse the walls using a second bucket of clean water.
Wait at least a day to let the walls dry.
· Masking tape for door frames, windows, and woodwork
Straight and clean edges will give the impression that the work was done by a professional painter.
· The Primer
It will help you cover the old stains and colors and improve paint adherence for extended durability. Better yet, add some of the paint into the primer to increase its stain blocking ability.
You must take the time to prepare your walls properly. This part of the painting may be less exciting, but be sure to fill, scratch, and correct the imperfections with sandpaper.
Wait to make sure everything is dry before continuing.
Paint, a lot of paint
Many people underestimate the amount of paint needed. Plan to use about two cups of paint for 400 square feet.
Avoid lap marks
To avoid stripes caused by rolling over paint that’s already starting to dry, keep a wet edge by painting the full height of the wall and then moving over slightly so you can overlap the last stroke with the next.
If you need any professional help with interior home painting in Omaha, NE, our team at Brush & Roll Painting can help.
We have years of experience and a long list of happy clients we would love to add you to.
To get started with us, book a FREE estimate below or call us on 402-932-9764 for more details.