A Quick Guide to Painting
In this article you will find a quick guide to painting. When it comes to painting, every person has their own technique. This is especially true when you are painting a room for the very first time. That being said, there are certain ways to go about painting that can help make the overall process simpler. If you are considering painting a room for the first time, then below is a quick guide written for you. As an additional note, consider hiring an expert painter, as they will be able to make use of years worth of experience to get the job one quicker. Lets get started!
Painting a room for the first time requires significant preparation. Just remember, the time you spend on preparation will save you a great deal of time later on. The first thing to do is to fill in any holes in where the trip hits the wall. In addition, fill in any wholes that may have been made into the trim. Look for standard trim or baseboard calk. I cannot recommend getting a calk gun enough, as it will save you an incredible amount of effort. Once you are done calking, consider taping around the base of the trim. Either blue or green tape will work, and the specific type of tape is left up to personal preference. With the tape figured out and placed, paint the trim your preferred color. Depending on the nature of your paint, you may want to apply a second coat.
Once the trim is painted and dried, it is time to begin preparing to paint the walls. The first thing you should do is to scan the walls and remove any debris you may find. Spackle any of the larger holes you find, and sand them down until smooth. You should also tape up your trim at this time. Though it is time intensive, taping around the areas you do not want to paint will save you hours later. More often then not, you should apply a primer prior to painting. The color of the primer will depend on the ultimate color your wall. As many walls are lighter in color, white is the most frequently used primer color. Once the primer has been applied and is dried, you can now begin painting. Using a painting roller, make capital W patterns. Refrain from going straight up and down. In addition, if you are doing detailed painting work around the trim, then be sure not to wait that long in between painting with a roller and a brush as irregularities may occur if one dries before the other. For more information on a quick guide to painting check out our website and make sure to give Tom at Ace Painting a call at 216-323-0552 for your free estimate today!