5 Painting Tips for the Home Painters

Painters in Jacksonville FL

Interior painting is one of those activities that, to the inexperienced, seems like it should be easy. You move some furniture around, choose colors, and start to simply slather paint on your walls. The project then all goes perfectly, is covered completely in one or two coats, and friends and family are promptly invited over for a couple of hours of admiration.

Not to be the bearer of bad news, but there actually is just a bit more to interior painting than that.

With this in mind, we've compiled 5 interior painting tips for the home painter that should help your next project along!

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  1. Patch your walls before painting - Unfortunately, paint will not cover dings, dents, gouges, and holes completely. For a smooth, professional finish it is important to patch your walls as need. This can be done with speckle and a small putty knife. Using the edge of the putty knife, fill the holes with speckle and then spread the surplus smoothly over the area.
  2. Sand your troubles away - Using fine grit sandpaper, sand your walls gently from top to bottom. This will eliminate the rough spots that develop on your walls over time, as well as flatten the ripples left behind after the speckling process we discussed before.
  3. Use painter’s tape - Don’t let your pride get the best of you! Unless you have a lot of spare time to devote to practicing, painter’s tape is a wonderful way to guarantee clean lines when it comes to detail work like cutting in around trim. Just be careful to press the tape very firmly into place so that no excess paint squeezes through!
  4. Paint your walls one at a time - It can be tempting to cut in around the edges of the entire room before beginning to roll that beautiful paint onto your walls. In reality, however, for a smoother finish it is better to paint one wall in its entirety at a time.
  5. Are you using a tinted primer? - Gone are the days when your only primer option was white. White primer still has its place, but now you have the option of getting a primer that is tinted a color similar to what your topcoat will be. The beauty of this is that it gives you a jump start on the process, and can cut down on the number of coats you need to apply. This is especially valuable if you are painting a darker color, like orange or red.

Could You Use the Help of a Professional Painting Contractor?

Another great way to guarantee top-notch results is to hire a reputable painting company in near you. If you live in the Jacksonville, FL, area we hope you might contact us at A New Leaf Painting!

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