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Ready to renovate your space this season and want to start painting? To complete a top-quality painting job, our painters and decorators share some insight on what should and shouldn’t be done when painting and decorating. Grabbing some paint and buying brushes is all you need. Wrong. To produce a professional and clean job, we must have the correct preparation and equipment. Here are some top painting mistakes from The Good Painter that should be avoided to perform an exceptional job and renovate your residential or commercial space flawlessly.

Not considering paint samples in the room

It’s easy to find paint which you are fond of and want to purchase it for your room immediately. The mistake with this is, we’re not entirely aware of how it might turn out in the room. Many factors are considered, such as lighting. The colour you fell in love within that bright light room might not be a replica when painted in a room with natural lighting or not much light. Our expert team advise to find many samples and apply on the wall of your room to see what actually stands out to you and what would fit well in the space.

Not preparing the walls or space

Prepping is critical when wanting a smooth painting and decorating job and an uncomplicated journey. Covering floors, furniture and removing pieces will help you in the long run and can avoid headaches if the paint was to ruin your special belongings. Wrapping doorknobs and taping switch covers are just examples of easy steps to add, so everything looks clean and professional in the end. Also, cleaning the walls is something which is often forgotten but necessary to have a smooth finish. It’s not pleasant having a wall with dirt, scratches or hair particles stuck in the wall. Our painters and decorators believe cleaning your walls simply with a rag and warm water can make a significant difference to the quality of your job.

Using the right paint and equipment

You finally found a shade you like and want to go for it, however when you go to the store you’re faced with many types of paints and formulas which may be entirely new for you. You may also have to consider the surface you are working with. Has it been treated with an oil-based formula? Applying latex paint on top of it may cause the paint to peel. The Good Painter are experts regarding what the best solution is, therefore, it’s worth considering finding a painting and decorating service who can assist you. Our painters and decorators share their reasons on why using a professional service will be beneficial and cost-effective

Skipping primer when painting

Priming your walls provides a clean and quality surface to accentuate the paint and facilitate the adhesion. When painting and decorating, the first layer to apply is primer as it helps bring out the colour you desire and conceals blemishes. It is critical as it will be time and cost-effective in the long run, avoiding painting coats and coats on the wall.

Painting in low light

This may seem like an obvious point, but make sure you’re fully prepared when painting. Painting and decorating in dim or low light may seem fine at the time, but when introducing any artificial lighting or bright lights, all the mistakes, missing spots or stroke marks will be seen and fully visible. Enjoy the experience. Make sure the room is well lit with natural light, you have your favourite music on and have fun with it! The best time to schedule is early morning, where it’s the brightest part of the day where a lot of natural light will come in.

Looking for that perfect paint finish that your commercial or residential space needs? The Good Painter is here to deliver exceptional and quality services to provide the space of your dreams. Our expert painters and decorators will provide a hassle-free, reliable process with our flexible hours and a full team of professionals. Get an online quote now and book an appointment as soon as the next day!

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