Planning a paint job at home? Here are a few tips to help you do it like a pro.
Fill in the dents
Dents on walls are a regular occurrence, whether you bumped into something while moving in or found it there. These dents cause an uneven edge, and before you dip into your paint, you need to fill them up. If the dent is large and at a position where someone might hit it again, use a hardening wood filler.
If the dent is smaller, you can use a spackling compound. However, spackling compound tends to shrink when it dries. To remedy this, apply a coat or two as each dry to ensure no dents or depressions are left.
If there are any cracks in the walls, fix them up by using some caulk.
Sand it out
From wood to chalk and even caulk, fixing the problem will leave some uneven spots– even these out with sandpaper for a smoother edge and an easier painting job. It ensures that once the painting begins, it can be done seamlessly. The finish is even better when the working surface is smooth.
Buy a trim brush
There are many types of brushes for many different purposes; for the best paint job on trims, you should buy a suitable brush. A trim brush does not overload with paint. There are fewer dripping marks and ensures a cleaner finish. It also gets into the corners, ensuring all the corners are also covered.
Plan out the paintwork
Trims usually require quite a lot of intricacy when painting. For a seamless finish, you need to focus your attention on every detail. In order to do this, plan out a painting timeline and leave the trims for last. This is, of course, if you are planning to paint the entire house or room. If you are planning on just redoing the trims, just set aside some time for that.
Choose the right paint.
When painting trims around the household, the right selection of paint goes a long way. Outdoor trims will often require a paint that can withstand elements and maintain its luster for long. Indoor trims, on the other hand, will require paint that resists mold and humidity.