How to Home Painting Like a Pro

Home Painting Like a Pro

Quarantine period because of Covid 19 had given almost every household free time to redecorate their homes. What else can you do, right? You are just bored at your home with nothing to do. Might as well start doing something that will make your home fresh and attractive. 

Since we are paint experts, we will tell you all you need to know about home painting. We aim to put more colours in your home to brighten up your day. 

Prepping the Wall

Before you start the painting job, you need to remove your thermostats. They are typically easy to remove and install. Do not ever paint around it because it will give a lousy result. Stop painting your plastic accessories as it looks cheap. Not to mention that it is easier to paint on a flat clear surface. You can also give a quick inspection to see if all of your connections are still working. Remove all the electrical receptacle covers. 

Always remember that professional results depend on preparations. We need to fill all the holes and check dents and imperfections. There is no sense in adding paint until we make the wall surface perfect. The paint only brings out the beauty of the wall if the surface is smooth and flawless. 

Painting is not about speed; it is about perfection. 

There are a lot of products in the market that claim to fix walls. Be careful with your selection because most of them shrink when they get dried. Some of them also flash as you paint them. 

If you are trying to get something done, the last thing you want is to end up with three layers of paint that have to dry. 

Patching The Wall

Get the patching compound of your choice. Combine it following the ratio of one part water and three parts powder. The patching compound does not need to be primed after applying it on the wall. Add more water until it gives you the consistency that you want. The secret with this is, the thicker you prepare your patch, the quicker it dries up. 

Put the paste on the holes. Fill each hole with a patching compound to hide imperfections. 

Double-check your wall’s surface and look for other imperfections. You can also apply this process on wall corners. 

Sanding The Wall

When the compound is all dried up, and holes are no longer there, you will see a nice solid surface. You can start sanding the whole wall from the top going down, left to right. This process will take all the extra ridges and dirt that was painted in the last time. Residential painters use the hand test after the sanding process to feel bumps that may be missed. Corners can be tricky because it has curves. 

Cutting the Edges

Choose your rollers and brushes depending on the size that you are comfortable with. For walls, we suggest that you use 13 to 15 inches roller brushes. As your home painting skill levels up, you can try thicker sizes. Wash your brushes before using it. It is a known fact that it is not lint-free even the packaging claims to be. All brushes have lint issues, so give them a good wash before starting to paint. Take care of your roller brushes because you can use them multiple times in different projects. Simply wash them after a job, spin it dry, and store it in a clean, dry place. 

Put some paint in your tray paint and fill an empty can an inch of paint. Get a 3-inch angle brush. Always remember that you cannot paint out of a full can of paint. If you try to, you will get paint everywhere because your brush will have too much paint on it, which will end up on your floors. Dip your 3-inch angle brush to the paint and scrape the excess on the sides of the can. 

  • Paint around the receptacles and plastic fixtures first. This is the reason why you need to get the walls bare before starting to paint. You will have more control in home painting from a clear wall. 
  • Paint around the receptacles and plastic fixtures first. This is the reason why you need to get the walls bare before starting to paint. You will have more control in painting from a clear wall. 
  • Paint around the receptacles and plastic fixtures first. This is the reason why you need to get the walls bare before starting to paint. You will have more control in painting from a clear wall. 
  1. To get a nice sharp line, set the heel of your paintbrush, and come down like cutting the ceiling. 
  2. Leave at least .16 of an inch on your first coat.
  3. When you pass the second go, you have to pull away from the brush diagonally. 
  4. Brush the paint to the edge. The brush’s heel cannot extend from the corner because the strands will go off the corner. In this way, the strands are lifted off at the edge, which will keep your corners nice and straight. 
  • For baseboards, the same process as to how you do the ceiling and the corners. If your baseboards are in bad shape, you can simply paint over it. 

First Coat and Second Coat

Fill the roller brush with paint by rolling it to the paint pan. Let your roller roll from top to bottom. Draw a straight line as you move further. You will be able to pick up all the extra paint from the first run, and you can simply push it back to the corner. 

Painting can be a difficult task and may require a lot of energy, or it can be a lot of fun if you know how to do it efficiently. Leave the paint to dry for about 20 minutes. After that, you will be ready for the second sanding and second coat. 

Home Painting professionals do not use much paint for the second coating because the second coating aims to add texture on the wall. 

When you are done with the entire process, simply take the roller brush from the roller. Wash the roller and leave the roller brush in the pan. 

Painting the Baseboards

Painting the baseboard is the last step in completing a painting job. We suggest that you start with the door and window borders, and paint the baseboards last. It is easier to cut the walls against window and door trim. 

Paint using the inside of the brush and draw a line following .16 of an inch from the floor. Use the same technique when working with the upper portion of the baseboard. When you are done with the whole stretch, you can start filling in the baseboards’ middle part. 

This is our ten cents for home painting like a pro. Always paint from the insides of the brush and get an empty can. The painting technique that we had taught you will allow you to draw a perfect line from start to finish. This system will allow you to do two coats in one room in one go.

We at Sydney painters corp hope that this article helps. Put your questions and suggestions down below. We will be there to answer and help. Not everybody follows the same painting process as there is more than one way to paint right. Get a painting system that works and will give you professional results. 

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