Sprucing up for summer doesn’t have to mean turning a room upside down or breaking the bank. Help can come in the form of painting and decorating. If you want to take on the task yourself, house-painting pros from the best Painter and Decorator in Enfield & North London – sharing tips on how to paint like a professional without the expense:
1. Choosing Paint
Be sure to choose the proper type of paint for the job:
High-gloss: shiniest, washable, durable and used to accent surfaces.
Semi-gloss: less shiny but still durable and washable.
Satin: has a bit of sheen, washable.
Eggshell: use if no shine is desired, washable, durable and good for use on imperfect walls.
Flat: commonly used, not very durable or washable, unless the whole wall is wiped clean.
It’s worth spending time preparing surfaces to ensure clean lines and protect surfaces:
Remove any nails from the wall.
Fill holes with a spot of spackle across nail holes and then sand when dry.
Washing the walls. This will remove dirt and also save an extra coat of paint.
Cover the floors with drop clothes.
Remove door knobs, electric switches and other items that you want to keep paint-free.
Painting with a roller and an edging brush saves an enormous amount of time.
Prime the walls if going from one extreme colour to another.
Begin with the ceiling, then walls, doors and woodwork.
Save a small amount of paint in a glass jar for touch-ups later.
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