Attic Painting Mistakes To Avoid In St. Louis, MO
When you are looking to improve the look of your attic, you may want to paint the room — but you should realize that there are things that you can do along the way that will throw off the painting process.
The good thing that you should know is that when you know about these mistakes and you make the time to go about avoiding them, your attic can look considerably better and you won’t have to spend a lot of time getting it painted.
With that being the case, let’s have a look at some attic painting mistakes to avoid when you want a better looking attic.
1. Don’t Rush The Process
One important thing that you’re going to want to make sure to do when you are looking to paint your attic is to not rush through the painting process.
The average painting project takes as long as it does because you have to do things like measuring the surfaces that are going to be painted so you can more accurately tell how much paint and primer will be needed for the project.
When you are applying paint or primer, you also need to be sure that you don’t try to rush the application process as you are more prone to making errors in doing so — and then you end up spending more time correcting the errors than you would have spent had you just painted more slowly.
2. Not Being Open To Color
When you’re looking to paint your attic, you may think that you are going to be fairly limited to the color from which you are choosing — what does it matter what exciting color you use, you might think, as few people go to your attic — and this is not the best attitude to have.
Indeed, regardless of how many or few people go up to your attic you are free to have whatever color or colors you want on the walls — even if they might seem like they don’t fit with your idea of how an attic should look.
There are many colors from which you can choose for your attic, and the most important thing is that you should enjoy the look of the room once you have done painting it — so bear that in mind when you are choosing a color or colors and not necessarily what you think an attic should look like based on your past experience with attic spaces.
3. Don’t Forget Primer
In your path to get yourself a nicely painted attic, you may entirely forget that it’s pretty much always best to start your surface painting with a coat of primer before you apply your first coat of paint.
The primer coat is good for a number of reasons, one being that it will help you apply your paint more easily and more smoothly.
You will also find that the paint that you apply to the wall stays on longer when you have applied a coat of primer first — this is because of the adhesive property that primer has that gets paint to stay on it better without peeling.
4. Let Surfaces Dry
Lastly, remember that when you are painting and even when you are cleaning, you are going to have to allow time to pass for surfaces to dry.
If you do not wait for surfaces to dry and you apply paint or primer before the surfaces are ready, you are going to have painting issues that are going to be difficult to correct without basically starting the whole project over again.
Much better to let time pass for surfaces to fully dry before you move onto the next step in the painting process.
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