In general, the best strategy to complete any painting job at home is to hire a qualified and well-known painting service provider. This way, you will save both your valuable time and money.
In this respect, All Seasons Painting & More is a reputed name in the field of painting services. If you live in Houston, you can always count on us to provide excellent home painting services, whether you require interior or exterior painters.
Some individuals, though, prefer to paint their rooms themselves. In order to help these people, we’ve included all of the most critical information in one place so that they may finish their painting project properly.
1. Invest in Quality Brushes and Roller Items
You might do everything right by following all the guidelines given later in this post. But, to paint your room professionally, you will need the quality tools that professionals use. So, first of all, you need to get your hands on some premium painting tools.
While looking for a brush on the market, you need to make sure that its bristles are firmly held. If you do not pay due attention, you might end up with a brush that sheds strands. As a result, the room painting experience will not turn out as well as you want. Some bristles might get mixed up with the paint. Similarly, if bristle shedding is more, there are chances that you might end up painting your room unevenly with some nonprofessional finishing and paint patches.
Apart from the quality brushes, you will also need a roller frame. Depending on the size of the room, you can use a roller frame of 9 inches or less.
Now that you have the roller frame get a few premium-quality roller covers. For consistent room painting, a roller cover is of utmost importance because it is the roller cover that absorbs the paint from the paint bucket and then transfers it onto the walls of your house. Highly professional painters use a new roller cover for every fresh coat to achieve a premium quality finish on the room paint.
2. Try Different Paint Colors to Get It Right
As a non-professional, you lack the experience to choose the best paint colors for your room’s walls in an automatic manner. Paints change color after they dry. Also, the paint colors of one company greatly vary from the paint colors of another company. So, the best way for you to choose the best paint color is to try different colors before you finally choose the best one.
To check, make brushstrokes on the room’s walls with different colors and look at these colors at different times of the day. Make sure you do this on that part of the wall where the light is shining.
3. Prepare the Walls Well
Before you start the painting, you must clean the room’s wall surfaces from elements such as dust and paint flakes. Also, look for cracks and holes in the walls and fill them with a joint compound or Polyfilla in order to level them with the rest of the wall.
4. Paint stains should be avoided on furniture and surfaces
Bring masking tape into use to cover the ceiling corners, baseboards, etc., in the room where you want to paint. Similarly, it is also good to put tape on the baseboards to protect them from stains during the room paint job. Doing so will make the post-paint clean-up job fast and easy for you. You will also have the paint finished and the results to the liking of a professional painter.
5. What paint type would make out to be the best choice?
You can choose plastic paints if the condition of the room wall you intend to paint is good. Look wise, plastic colors are more on the natural side and don’t give off any kind of paint smell.
Apart from that, there are several other paint choices that you can make. Each paint is best for a specific type of wall and related conditions.
If your room walls have mites or fungi, and if you want to put off any such cases, anti-allergic paints are the best option for you. Such paints are the best way to make your room breathable.
Similarly, if your room walls have clear stains such as rust and mold stains, or even if the walls are smoky and humid, you can opt for Thixotropic paints as they are powerful enough to cover all types of colors on the room walls.
Moreover, there are photocatalytic paints that can successfully neutralize all the unwanted wall odors that were making your room unpleasant before the paint job.
Apart from this, there is a long list of paint types that you can easily find on the market. Choose the one that is perfect for your specific needs.6.
6. Where to start?
Always start the room’s paint job with the ceiling. One great benefit of doing so will be that you will be able to cover the drops that will fall on the room’s walls while painting. Once the ceiling is finished, you can proceed to paint the room’s walls.
Once the ceiling and walls are done, it’s time to paint the room’s doors. Use a flat brush along with smaller-sized rollers for the best results.
You will be better served if you use two rollers or brushes simultaneously; one as dry and the other one as wet. You can use the wet one to apply the paint on the doors and joinery, and then you can use the dry one to comb the door surface.
7. How to space paint coats?
Once you are done painting the first coat on the walls, ceiling, and doors, it is time for you to open the windows to help the paint coat dry properly.
If you are using a plastic paint type, ideally, you should wait for 6 hours after applying the paint.
8. Touch-up time
Finally, when the room paint has thoroughly dried, you can proceed to remove the masking tape that you applied before starting with the paint job. Give the final touch-up with a small brush where needed to complete the paint job.