Study Painting Mistakes To Avoid In St. Louis, MO
In a study, you might have a look around and realize that it could look better — and one thing that will help to give it an improved look is painting it.
However, what you may not realize is that there are certain key mistakes that you may make as a painter that if you avoid, will make for a much better painting project.
Let’s have a look at some study painting mistakes to avoid when you want a nicer looking study.
1. Using The Wrong Kind Of Paint
One thing that you may accidentally do when you’re getting ready to paint your study is to make use of the wrong kind of paint.
You perhaps will go to the paint store and look for whatever is on sale and not realize that you are looking at the exterior paint section of the store rather than the paint meant for interior paint, which makes quite a big difference in terms of price and how the paint will work as applied to surfaces.
The best thing to do since you are looking to paint an interior room is to make use of a good quality interior paint, perhaps a flat paint since most people do tend to have rules in their own homes when it comes to food and so you won’t have to spend that much time seeing that food particles have landed on the walls that need to be removed.
2. Not Measuring Your Walls
Though people will typically try to figure out how much they have to paint, they will often make mistakes on this and either over or underestimate how much there is to be painted.
The problem with this is that when you don’t know how much you have to paint you will make a poor plan when it comes to painting and so your painting project will take significantly longer than it really should — and longer than it would if you were to make the time to measure the walls correctly and make a plan based on that.
Moreover, you will be able to get a good calculation on how much paint and primer are going to be needed for the painting project — buying too little of either will necessitate another trip to the paint store and buying too much will mean you will have gallons of paint and primer (money wasted) sitting in a closet somewhere not to be used for years to come
3. Not Ventilating Properly
As you may be well aware, the process of painting a room releases certain fumes into the air — even the best of paints (with a few exceptions) will have this issue, and you can’t just go into a room and shut the doors and windows and then start painting without negative repercussions.
What this really means is that you have to have doors and perhaps windows open when you are painting so that you get the stale and stinky out of the room and you get fresh air into it — this will be good for the long term of the room as well as for yourself during the painting project.
Ideally, you are going to want to have some sort of cross-ventilation happening so that new air comes in and the bad air is forced out of the room.
4. Not Waiting After Painting
Lastly, it’s well worth discussing the issue of how bad your walls will look if you apply a coat of primer or your first coat of paint and then try to go to the next step in the painting process before waiting for the coat that you’ve applied to dry.
This is a mistake as you will find that the coat of paint you apply will not go on well and in fact the last thing that you have applied will partially come off, leaving the wall to look a bit of a mess and not at all like a wall should after you have painted it well.
Wait for the surfaces to fully dry before you move on.
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