Top 10 DIY Painting Tips
Primer comes before paint.
Primer brings out the paint’s true colour. DON’T SKIP THIS PART!
Paint like a pro.
Use an edge pad for clean lines around doorframes, ceiling edges and corners so your walls look professional.
Create a sticky situation.
Paint won’t stick to the wall if you haven’t taken the time to prep. The surface must be clean, non-glossy and in good condition.
Dry days make good painting days.
Skip the wet and humid afternoon paint project and slow drying walls won’t wreck the rest of your day.
Put your sandwich bags to work.
Slip a small plastic bag over your doorknobs, handles and features as well as taping the edge to avoid getting paint in places it wasn’t meant to go.
Out with the old.
If the old paint on your wall is flaking off, it’s a good idea get it out of the way. Sand the surface smooth, prime and your new paint will look great.
Don’t look back.
Going back over a wet surface can leave marks and colour streaks in the paint’s surface.
Take away the shine.
Paint doesn’t always adhere to glossy surfaces. Using a light grade sandpaper to take the gloss off the surface will allow your new paint to stick like it should.
Turn in the brush.
Small rooms can feel gigantic when it comes to painting. Using a roller can cut painting time.
Patience is a virtue.
Make sure everything is dry, then sand smooth, prime, and you’ll have a surface good enough for any pro.