What Makes a Professional Residential Painter?

When people think of painting, most think it’s not that big of a deal and anyone can do it. However, that’s not really the case. For some reason, whenever a professional paint company paints the inside or outside of a house, it always looks better than if a non-professional member of the family did it. So what are these reasons that makes a professional residential painter so much better?

Attention to Detail

What Makes a Professional Painter | Landry's Painting Hesperia CA

One of the key factors in what makes a professional residential painter so good at painting is their attention to detail. It is in a professional painters job description to pay special attention to the details. If the details are glossed over, the paint job won’t turn out as well as it could.

Professionals also take their time to pay attention to those details. When non-professionals paint, most of the time they are in such a rush to just get it over with that those details get lost and the paint ends up not looking the way you wanted it to.

Techniques That Makes a Professional Residential Painter

Along with an eye for details, professional painters have special techniques they use to ensure the best possible paint job occurs when painting your home. People may believe that these techniques are secret that professionals learn in training, but they are everyday techniques that non-professionals can do too. Some techniques include:

  • Sanding away imperfections before painting. Starting with a perfectly smooth wall will help to have a perfectly painted wall with no lumps and bumps.
  • Using tape to cover areas you don’t want to get paint on. This is a standard practice to use on baseboards, but it can also be used to create painting patterns on walls.
  • Pressing the tape down with a putty knife to reduce air bubbles. Nothing is worse than finishing a paint job, thinking it all went well, then when you go to peel the paint off the baseboards you find that some paint bled through. Pushing it down with a putty knife ensures that nothing bleeds through.
  • Using paint extender to eliminate brush strokes. Paint extender, also known as paint conditioner, slows down the drying time for paint which allows you to put more than one coat on and not get a slew of different brush strokes.

If you don’t want to chance your hand at painting like a professional, call Landry’s Painting. We have been in the residential painting business for over 30 years and we have our technique down. Give us a call today at (760) 617-1051.