Helpful How-Tos for your DIY Painting Projects

Helpful How-Tos for your DIY Painting Projects

Do you want to paint a room in your house, maybe several rooms, or perhaps your whole house? Do you want to paint it yourself instead of hiring a professional, but are nervous of the outcome? There’s no need to be nervous! Anyone can paint like a pro with these helpful how-tos for your DIY painting projects:

Helpful How-Tos for DIY Painting | Landry's Painting in Hesperia CA

Wait for Dry Weather

When it is humid outside, that means your paint will drip and take a long time to dry. Avoid painting when it is raining and, if you must paint, take advantage of slow-drying paint. You can go back and correct mistakes before the paint dries, but don’t overlook it because it will show when you’re done.

Thorough Prepping

Take a sweep through the room you want to paint and look for any cracked or peeling areas. These areas will need to be sanded down before you begin painting to make your paint job nice and smooth. If there are no areas that need to be sanded down, give your walls a quick wipe-down with a wet towel so the paint doesn’t stick to any dust or dirt.

Quality Brushes and Painter’s Tape

If you want the best application, you don’t want to skimp out on brushes. Buying high-quality brushes and rollers will ensure that your paint goes on smooth without visible brushstrokes remaining. Good brushes and rollers also ensure that a good coat of paint is being put on so you won’t have to waste time applying a second coat. Painter’s tape is always a good essential to have to seal out drips and blurs.

Protect Items

Before you begin painting, it is wise to buy some tarp to lay down on the floors or over furniture too big to be removed from the room. Tarps help keep your items paint-free and helps ease your mind during the painting process. It is also wise to remove light switch and outlet covers before the painting begins.

Use Primer

There are paint-primer combinations which are fine to use if you are working with a clean, smooth surface, but if your wall has issues or it’s been awhile since the last paint job, you need a separate primer. Primer makes your wall smooth which makes the paint application easier.

Combine Your Paint

If you know you’re going to need a lot of the same color of paint, buy it all at once so you can combine it all into a paint bucket. Mixing all your paint together, instead of going back and forth buying more, will keep the color consistent from beginning to end when you’re painting.

Top to Bottom

This may seem like a silly tip, but painting from top to bottom will keep drips and splatters from occurring. Painting top to bottom will allow you to paint right over your mistakes as you move down the wall.

For more helpful how-tos for your DIY painting projects, contact Landry’s Painting today at (760) 617-1051.