Tips On Excellently Painting Your Abode

Painting and decorating houses is a must if you have one. But how do you paint and decorate your house? Here are some tips when painting a space. Following these will give you a professional finish to your house.

  • Avoid lap marks by rolling the full height of the wall and then keeping a wet edge. Lap marks are the ugly stripes that are caused when uneven layers of paint build up. They typically occur when you roll over paint that has already partly dried up. The key in avoiding lap marks is in maintaining a wet edge in each stroke that you roll over. In order for you to maintain a wet edge, you should start near a corner and then run the roller to its full height up and down the wall and moving over slightly after each stroke. Move backward whenever necessary in order to even out the thick runs or spots. Do not allow the roller to become nearly dry.
  • Mix several cans of paint color in a large bucket so that you will have a consistent color in the entire room. The colors of paint may vary slightly from one paint can to another. If you have to open a new one in the middle of painting a wall, the difference can be very noticeable. Mixing the paints together will eliminate this problem. It would be best to estimate the amount of paint that you will need and then mix it inside a 5 gallon bucket.
  • Allow the paint to dry first and then cut the tape loose in order to reveal a perfect edge. When the paint is dried, you can pull off the tape from the trim. Paint forms a film in between the wall as well as the tape and removing the tape will tear the pieces of dried paint from the wall. Before you pull off the tape, you should cut it loose.

After knowing all of these painting tips but you are still not confident in painting your own space, you can ask professional to take over the job. Visit www.fitzhughdecoratorsnorthampton.co.uk and ask for their services.