Living Room Accent Wall Painting: Tips To Keep It Clean In St. Louis, MO
The living room in your home is one fine place to put an accent wall — it stands out from the other walls in the room and is certainly admirable from an aesthetic point of view.
However, you should be aware that the process of painting an accent wall can be quite messy, and if you are not careful you will end up with a messily painted accent wall that will be quite unpleasant to see.
As that is true, let’s consider some ways that you can make the painting of your accent wall in the living room less messy.
1. Lay Down a Drop Cloth
One of the most simple ways that you’re going to be able to properly paint your accent wall while keeping it somewhat clean is to put down a drop cloth or some other material that would effectively cover the floor and not allow the paint to get on it.
Paint is one of the messiest substances and it can easily stain your floor by the wall being painted if not for the material that you lay down to protect it.
Drop cloth is often a better protective material as its thickness will absorb the paint well and not cause a slick surface that could cause an accident as a tarp might.
It’s also less likely to shift around as you are walking and come off of the floor, leaving it vulnerable to the staining that the paint could cause.
2. Use Primer First
Another way that you’re going to have a better overall painting project is if you apply a coat of primer before your first coat of paint.
The reason that this is the case is that you will find that paint will go on much more easily when you have the primer applied first.
With a smoother surface that primer allows, you will find that it is much easier to avoid making a mess during the process of painting the accent wall.
Primer has other benefits from which your project will go better, and it’s good to know that just about every interior painting project will benefit from it.
3. Using A Paintbrush With A Shield
In painting your accent wall you can make use of certain metal or plastic shields that go against the wall and reduce the drips from the painting process.
Though this doesn’t mean you should ignore the need for a drop cloth as there’s still the possibility that paint will drip down even with a shield and you don’t want to have to spend hours getting dried paint off of your floor.
The best thing to do is make the best use of all of the tools that you have in your possession to avoid making a mess in your home while you paint.
4. Spray The Paint
Another possible way that you can reduce the mess that you make during the painting process is to make use of spray paint rather than a paintbrush or roller.
Spray painting your accent wall can be a less messy way to get your accent wall painted, though you should note that there are some issues that come with the painting of a wall using a spray painter.
Specifically, the path to learning how to best use a spray painter can be quite a daunting and difficult one — but for those that learn it, it can be well worth the time that you spend getting better at it.
If you are a bit short on time and want to get your accent wall painted, it’s probably not such a great idea to attempt to learn how to make use of a spray painter.
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