Before you jump into your next big Greeley painting project take a look at these sound tips to ensure you ‘Paint Like a Pro”
– From the DIY Network –
Primer comes before paint.
Tempted to skip the primer?
Paint like a pro.
Painting is your chance to show off your skills.
Create a sticky situation.
Paint won’t stick to the wall if you haven’t taken the time to prep.
One gallon at a time.
How much paint will it take to cover your walls?
Dry days make good painting days.
Moisture in the air keeps water-based paint from drying.
Put your sandwich bags to work.
Slip a small plastic bag over your doorknobs and tape the edge to avoid getting paint in places it wasn’t meant to go.
Out with the old.
If the old paint on your wall is flaking off, it’s a good idea to buy a paint scraper and get it out of the way.
If you’re looking for paint in high-traffic areas, semi-gloss is the way to go.
Give the walls a sponge bath.
Washing your walls from top to bottom is always recommended.
Don’t look back.
Once an area starts to dry, it’s best to leave it alone.
Polka dots look good on fabric—not floors.
Unless you’re trying to paint your floor, we recommend covering it up with a drop cloth.
Take away the shine.
Paint doesn’t always adhere to glossy surfaces.
Turn in the brush.
Small rooms can feel gigantic when it comes to painting.
Spare the wall plates.
Before you start, remove all wall plates and tape off light switches and electrical outlets.
Patience is a virtue.
You’ve completed your mission to fix every imperfection with patching compound. Now, make sure it’s dry. Then sand smooth, prime, and you’ll have a surface good enough for any pro.
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