Hallway Painting Tricks To Know In St. Louis, MO
Though some people might not think about how their hallway looks, if you consider where you spend time in your home and how you get from one place to another you will realize that your hallway is quite important.
With time the look of the hallway will start to fade and as such it’s quite important to occasionally paint it to keep it looking nice.
The good thing to know is that there are some basic things you can look to make your painting project even better and in some cases lower the price of the project so that you can get it done under a budget.
Let’s have a look at some important hallway painting tricks to know to make for a better painted hallway.
1. Lay Down the Dropcloth
A good thing you’re going to want to do when you’re painting your hallway is to start off by putting down some good quality dropcloth.
As carefully as you may be painting your walls, there will almost always be some drippage from your paintbrush and even from the paint tray in which you should be putting your paint before applying it to the walls (as well as the primer which we will cover next.)
Remember that it’s always a lot easier to stop a mess from happening than to clean up after the mess has already happened and this is certainly the case with your hallway and the paint that could drip down to the floor.
2. Primer Before Paint
In getting ready to paint your halls, you are going to want to do just about anything that you can to get the surface to be as smooth as you can — as putting paint on a surface that is smooth helps with the longevity of the paintwork.
Applying a coat of primer before you apply your first coat of paint is therefore suggested as it not only will help get your paint to go on more smoothly, but it will get it to stay on there longer — primer is more adhesive than the surface without a said primer.
It therefore is a good idea to apply a coat of primer and allow time to pass for the coat of primer to dry so that it is not removed when you are then applying to your first coat of paint.
3. Consider Painting Your Ceiling As Well
Sometimes when you are engaging in a painting project, you can make a second painting project happen in the same time period and make the most of it.
Since you’re already going to be prepared for painting your hall and you will have drop cloth laid down (which is fundamentally all you’ll have to do in order to prepare to paint your ceiling) you may want to also consider painting your ceiling.
The paint that will drip down from the ceiling as you paint will just land on the drop cloth rather than dirtying the floor in your hall.
4. Clean Before You Paint
Lastly, you should bear in mind that a painting project is not the cure all that you will need to turn a dirty hall into one that looks nice and new — if you try to apply paint to a dirty surface, it will look a lot like dirty walls with paint on them and that’s because they will be.
The best thing that you can do for yourself is to make sure that your surfaces are fully cleaned and then allow time for the surface to dry before you go on to the next step in the process of painting.
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