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5 Paint Planning Tips That Are Foolproof

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5 Painting Tips That Are Foolproof For Suffolk County & NYC

Have a quick DIY painting job that you want to make sure looks incredible when you’re done? Then check out these paint planning tips that are a foolproof way to create a stunning final result.

#1. Check your paint. Paint is based on oil or water. Most interior paints can be water-based today, which means it dries faster and doesn’t smell as bad. Make sure to consider the gloss and finish. Adding primer to the paint means you can also cover a wall with just one coat and it’ll look great.

#2. Don’t sell yourself short. It’s better to have too much paint than not enough. The average gallon of paint will cover 300-350 square feet of interior surface, so calculate your room size and round up to the next gallon to make sure you have enough. Having a little extra around for touch-ups is never a bad idea.

#3. Primer isn’t always necessary. Primer is nice to have if you’re covering up old water stains or putting a light color on top of a dark color. It’s also useful if you’ve had to repair the wall from stripping down old wallpaper and there is joint compound or spackle being covered.

#4. Always prep first. In the world of painting, “prep” means “clean.” Get rid of the lurking dust in your edges and corners. Then make sure you cover any trim and other areas that shouldn’t get paint on them. Place drop cloths down to protect your floor and then begin painting. Try to work from the top down for a consistent coat.

#5. Wall paint is different from ceiling paint. If you’re painting a ceiling, then look for ceiling paint because it’s thicker than wall paint. Use the “W” painting method on the ceiling and avoid painting directly over your head whenever possible.

By planning your project ahead of time, the job can become foolproof. Follow these 5 tips and you’ll wind up with a great result.

If you need a little help, then be sure to contact us at 631-484-41540, but in the meantime, here are some tips to help you start and finish your next interior painting job.

Interior Preparation Services include:

  • removing all peeled and loose paint
  • sanding for smooth surfaces
  • calking all cracks and seams
  • patching cracked, damaged and uneven areas
  • priming new, exposed and raw wooden parts
  • masking and covering all surrounding areas and furniture
  • removing wallpaper
  • anti mildew treatment and dry rot repair
  • sample color demonstration
  • hand brush work on corners
  • minor carpentry work

We recognize how much you care about your home, and we make it a habit to be a business that you will rely on for a job well done. Our outstanding quality exterior house painting service isn’t just an excellent way to instantly revitalize your home’s beauty, it’s a tough, long lasting solution for protecting the place that you love in impressive appearance. We’re truly delighted to offer you our exterior painting services.

Painting is what we love to do, and therefore we’re invested in being sure that it’s done right. We’re fixated on staying at the leading edge of our industry. If you choose us for your current exterior painting job, you’re choosing a qualified company that truly is concerned about supplying the very finest experience. We’re certain that you’ll be very happy with your new paint job that you will be proud to show it off to everyone.

Cap Painting can provide house painting and decorating services at a level considerably above the competition by way of top-notch individual service, magnificent quality, responsible, capable crews, high grade products, advanced procedures, and a continuous drive to learn and improve as time goes on. We offer Innovative Techniques with Budgets In Mind, Custom Color Matching of Almost Any Material or Item as well as Residential Repainting of Entire Homes or One Room, Freshen Up to Complete Restoration, we can help.

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