When it comes to home DIY projects of all kinds, it would be fair to say that there are just as many things that you need to make sure you don’t do as things that you need to make sure you do! Mistakes can cost you both time and also money and then there’s also the result that might be far from what you want. One task that can easily go wrong is painting. Most people think it is an easy job but for a professional-looking finish, you need professional skills and experience. It takes time to master even paintwork and crisp cut-in edges. Here are some of the most common mistakes that are made during DIY interior painting in Santa Monica!
Not Doing The Prep Work
Unfortunately, it isn’t as simple as cracking open a tin of paint and spreading it over a few coats for a perfect job. Before the paint gets anywhere near your wall, the surfaces need to be sufficiently prepped, and this includes stages like washing, sanding, and scraping any dirt and debris off of the walls that might cause an issue with the new paint sticking properly. Anything left over from previous jobs will repel the paint, leaving you with an unattractive and uneven finish.
You should treat painting walls like you treat your makeup routine, never forget the primer! Once the walls have been prepped, the final stage before putting paint on is adding a layer of primer to make sure that the surface is at optimum levels to receive the new coats. Primer ensures that there is no unsightly bleeding of paint colors.
Using The Wrong Paint
You would be amazed by the number of people who don’t use the right kind of paint for the room they are decorating. For example, if you are painting in the bathroom or kitchen, then you need moisture-resistant paint that isn’t going to bubble when met with water. If you are painting wooden furniture or panels, then you need paint that isn’t going to peel or crack. It is always best to consult with a pro before purchasing paint.
Picking The Wrong Color
Even if you get all of the technical prep work correct, you can still mess up simply by picking the wrong color! The best way to make sure that you are happy with what you are using is to test a small patch of the wall before committing to coating the entire surface. Use two or three different colors and create a swatch to see which you like best before proceeding.
If you want to avoid the risk of any of these mistakes for your own interior painting in Santa Monica, then don’t hesitate to put your trust in the hands of professionals at Just Right Painting. Our team of experienced painters has literally seen it all when it comes to interior painting, so no matter what you have in mind, we are confident that we can provide the results you are looking for. We look forward to being able to help!