Family Room Painting Mistakes To Avoid in St. Louis, MO
In updating the look of your home, it’s a good idea to take care in how you paint any given room and to ensure that you do not make as few as possible painting mistakes.
In painting your living room, for example, you will do quite well to avoid certain sorts of mistakes that can come up quite easily if you are not careful to avoid them.
Let’s have a look at some common family room painting mistakes to avoid that would otherwise cause problems with your painting project.
1. Using The Wrong Kind Of Paint
In a painting project such as one in which you’re painting your family room, you will need to make sure that you will use a paint that is appropriate for that kind of room.
Since you can reasonably expect a good amount of traffic in the family room, you are going to want to make use of a paint that can be easily cleaned.
When you want to be able to do this, you should use glossy paint as this is easier to clean.
2. Not Testing Your Colors
In painting your living room, you may think that you are going to be able to tell how good a color or colors will look by seeing how they look as paint strips in your preferred paint store.
You could find a color that is going to look really spectacular in the paint store but when you apply the paint in your family room, you may find that the color doesn’t look as good as you thought and you end up being disappointed by it.
Instead of taking this route, you should look at actually testing the real paint color – you can get samples of the paint and apply them in the room where you will be painting and then once it dries have a look at how your paint will look in a number of different lighting conditions.
By doing this you will have a better idea of how the paint will really look, and therefore whether it’s a good idea to make use of that color or if you should choose another color or colors for painting your living room.
3. Painting Too Quickly
We are all a bit too familiar with how long a painting project can take, and there are a number of ways that you can cut down the time that a painting project will take but trying to paint faster will be one of the worst things that you can do.
Indeed, painting too quickly is not only going to likely not save you that much time and on top of that it will quite possibly cause you to make some pretty bad painting mistakes in the process — and these mistakes will then have to be corrected after the fact, which will cost you more time than you will possibly save by trying to paint too quickly.
The better thing for you to do is to take your time painting and you will see that your paintwork will ultimately look considerably better as a result.
4. Not Cleaning First
Lastly (though there are of course other mistakes we could cover in another article) if you are going to be painting your family room it is essential that you clean — and by this we mean not just the surface being painted but also the area near that surface.
Cleaning the surface should make sense of course but you will also want to clean nearby because the dust that is sometimes near where you are painting may end up on the walls if you are not careful to clean first.
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