posted by Custom Coatings, Inc. on February 17th, 2015
Interior Painting Tips: How to Keep Your Lines Clean
Painting can be quite the undertaking, especially if you are not an expert in the field. We want to share some tips from our painting contractors on commercial and residential painting that may make the undertaking a smooth process ensuring that you get the job done without the headaches of all the technicalities involved.
Commercial and Residential Painting Tips:
- Shadows can make a task of painting very difficult and it is therefore recommended that your workspace is bright and that all corners and edges are clearly visible.
- An angled brush works best when cutting edges – make sure you choose a high quality brush for the task.
- Complete control over your brush is key in successful interior painting. Hold your brush the way you would a pen to ensure stability and control when painting.
- It is recommended that you cover your brush bristles a third of the way when painting edges and dab excess paint off.
- When cutting edges it is important to brush off excess paint and then attempt to paint delicates lines. To aim is to avoid lodging huge amounts of paints in corners which will make for a messy finish.
Other Useful Painting Techniques:
- Lapping marks can make a painting job look very messy; avoid this by rolling a full length before reapplying paint to your roller.
- When cutting, let the paint dry before removing tape to create the perfect edge.
- Always ensure that your painting surface is clean and dry.
- To create the perfect smooth finish some sanding might be required during coats. Allow paint to dry before sanding uneven surfaces.
Painting techniques and tips will vary depending on whether painting is done independently or by a painting contractor, but keep in mind that commercial and residential painting professionals also offer different techniques and tips to ensure the best quality paint job. By following some basic interior painting tips you can make sure that a DIY painting project is successful. If you have questions about a commercial or residential painting project, contact us today!