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5 Tips for Getting a High-Quality Paint Job

Posted on Aug 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

5 Tips for Getting a High-Quality Paint Job | D&D Painting

Paint can make a big difference in the way your home looks and feels. You can transform the exterior of your home by painting the front door, the trim, or the entire house. On the interior of your home, one accent wall or a new paint job throughout can both have a huge impact. The potential impact that new paint can have makes it important to pay attention to the quality of your end result. A low-quality paint job can be an eyesore and a serious source of frustration. There are five tips that will help you ensure that you end up with a high-quality paint job: choose the right tools for your project, clean the surface where you plan to paint, make repairs to your walls or siding, take the time to apply paint correctly, and bring in professional help.

Choose the right tools for your project

The right tools can make all the difference when it comes to both the speed and quality of your paint job. For example, using painter’s tape will allow you to paint more quickly and get the sharp lines you want. The quality of your brushes and rollers can also impact the finished product. The paint you choose will determine how many coats you need to apply to get the coverage you desire. Starting your project with the appropriate tools can have a significant impact on the quality of your paint job.

Clean the surface where you plan to paint

Painting over a dirty or grimy surface can make your finished paint project look splotchy. If the area you are painting is covered in a layer of dirt the paint will not be able to adhere properly. Cleaning the surface you plan to paint will help you end up with a high-quality paint job. On the interior of your house this will likely involve dusting or wiping down your walls with a damp cloth. For an exterior paint project, you will most likely need to pressure wash your home to get it ready for paint. 

Make repairs to your walls or siding

Damaged walls and siding need to be repaired before you paint in order to get a high-quality finished project. This means repairing holes or nicks in your drywall before you paint inside of your house. On the exterior of your home you may need to fill holes, patch damaged areas, and replace whole pieces of siding before you start to paint.

Take the time to apply the paint correctly

The way that you apply the paint can impact the final product. For example, in some situations it is best to use a brush while others call for a roller or paint sprayer. There are a number of techniques that can improve the quality of your paint job – such as trying to always keep a wet edge or painting in a particular pattern. Taking the time to learn about application techniques and then applying them to your project can help you end up with a high-quality finished product.

Bring in professional help

Bringing in professional help for your paint project will have the biggest impact on the quality of your finished product. A pro will already have the tools to clean and paint properly for your project. In addition, a pro will have the experience, education, and expertise to provide you with a high-quality paint job.

A high-quality paint job is worth the effort it requires. You will be able to enjoy your work for years to come if you take the time to do it right. And, if you decide that you need help at any point during the process, you can give the pros at D&D Painting a call.

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