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Trust the Professionals: Common Interior Painting Mistakes

Last updated 3 years ago

Painting the interior of your home or office can be a rewarding task. However, before you get started it’s important to make note of some common mistakes to avoid. Contact the pros at Browder Painting for additional tips or assistance to ensure your interior paint project goes smoothly and produces beautiful results.

Misusing Painter’s Tape
Painter’s tape is an essential tool that will prevent accidental splatters or streaks on surfaces you don’t want to paint. Trusting to the steadiness of your hands is one of the most common mistakes—and the most common cause of stray paint streaks on trim and outlet covers that detract from a finished project. When using painter’s tape to mask surfaces or create patterns, however, it’s important to remove the tape immediately after you are through applying paint. Waiting until the paint is dry to remove tape may pull up some of the paint as well, diminishing the look of your paint job.

Rushing Through the Job
Taking your time during both surface preparation and painting is one of the most important factors in getting the best results. Rushing through your preparation can leave your walls unprepared to receive and hold paint, causing bubbling, peeling, and flaking. A hurried paint job often results in small—or large—mistakes such as unevenly covering a surface, applying too few coats, or causing streaks to form due to poor painting technique. It’s essential to maintain a slow, even technique as you paint, regardless of how large or small the surface you’re covering may be. Slowing down and completing the project properly will save you the time, effort, and money of needing to repeat a rushed paint job that turns out poorly.

If you’d like additional advice on interior painting from a professional painter in the San Luis Obispo area, call Browder Painting today at (805) 544-0547. We can help you complete your paint job properly for results you will enjoy for years to come. You can learn more about our commercial and residential painting services online.

 

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