There comes a certain point where your home starts to feel bland, and a change is needed. You might think that a complete renovation is needed, but all you need is to repaint! Here’s a guide from your favourite Painters and Decorators in North London for interior painting.
It may be tempting to buy cheaper brands of paint, but it can work out being more expensive in time, money and effort than buying a quality brand, and making sure the surfaces are sealed. Poor quality paints won’t cover as well so you’ll need more – that’s why they are often in such large cans – and you may have to paint an extra coat or two to get a sufficient finish.
Make sure you’re stocked up on paint in the same colour and finish to complete the job. Paints are made in batches and there may be slight differences in the colour between batches. It’s better you have a leftover can of paint after you finish, rather than running out halfway through and, in any case, you’ll be able to exchange or return the unopened paint within 30 days. Once you’ve chosen your paint – water or oil based – and the finish – gloss, silk or matte – make sure you stick with it for the duration of the job.
Once you’re ready to start painting, start from the ceiling and work your way down the room. Make sure that you clean up paint drips as they happen and remove loose bristles as they fall out of the paintbrush. Always read the instructions on the tin as some paints – except non-drip gloss and solid emulsions – may need stirring before being applied. Remember the professional painters’ methods: decant paint into a paint kettle, and, if you have to use old paint, pour it into the kettle through a piece of muslin or an old nylon tight leg stretched over the neck of the can.
If you require any help painting your interior walls from professional painters and decorators in North London, do not hesitate to give Absolute Decorating a call on 0797 6404742 for a FREE quote!