Painting Tips and Techniques:
You will need to organize all the tools required for the painting process and keep this in the center of the work area. This would save you some running-around at the last minute and would make it more systematic. Look for paints, rags, can openers, hammers and other tools that you will require and keep them in one area. You will need to go that extra mile for the tools, as having quality tools would help you make your job easier. This makes it easier to apply the paint and maneuver the brush as per your requirement.
Try to calculate the amount of paint you would require in advance. So, how does one go about this process? For this, you would need to measure the room you are planning to paint. This painting tip would save you unnecessary expenditure and wastage of color. Sometimes the wall may also need two coats of paint. You will also need to check with the paint manufacturers to know the accurate square meter coverage that is given per liter.
You will also need to move all your furniture and cover it with a good quality cloth to avoid all the splatters of paint that can fall on it. Always tape the cloth around the furniture. This has to be further covered with plastic.
Ok, so how would you know what kind of paint to buy? The quality of paint is also one important factor when it comes to painting your rooms. This is determined in various ways. The quality of the paint is judged by type of pigments, grade of the paint and various other criteria. For some, the brand of paint is also an issue. Although, bear in mind that a paint priced on the higher side may not always be of a superior quality. Check out the various brands and make a comparison to be able to make the right decision.
The type or the grade of paint you use would also depend upon the room that is to be painted. Look for those, which are, stain resistant, have a good coverage, a good finish and also prove easy to touch up.
Do you need some dramatic effects? Or are you trying to keep it simple and basic? If you want to jazz up the room then make your room shine with some metallic paints that can add some drama to an otherwise boring room. I am sure you will be amazed with the results! Go in for earthy shades for a toned down effect.
In case of paint spills, you will need to scrape the paint off, working from outside the spill area towards the inside. This would avoid the paint from spreading further.
For areas that need to be repaired and fixed, avoid using your paints over this. Such areas will need to be fixed before you begin painting your home. You can consult your local paint store where you can find options to fix this problem. There are loads of products that you can purchase which can help you fix wide cracks and holes in the walls, in a jiffy.
Always consult a professional or a friend for their personal experience to get more painting tips and techniques, if you are a newbie to this process. This would help you have a smooth finish to your paint job!