5 Mistakes To Avoid When Painting Your Living Room in Dayton, OH

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Painting Your Living Room in Dayton, OH

When you're looking to remodel your home, one of the things that you may consider doing is to paint the various rooms, as painting the rooms can tend to have an overall positive impact on the look of the room as well as the freshness and general cleanliness -- there comes a point when you just can't clean the walls as easily as you can paint them a new color to make them look better.

However, it's important to note that you can easily fall into some fairly simple traps when painting the rooms, your living room being but one of them, though these mistakes can also be well avoided if you are on the lookout for them.

With this being the case, here are five mistakes to avoid when painting your living room in Dayton, OH.

1. Not Sanding

People often will treat sanding as though it were not an important thing and basically optional, but it is far from that.

Sanding is a preparatory step in the painting process that gets the surface of your living room walls ready for being painted.

The reason that it is important to sand the walls prior to your painting them is that fundamentally, it's always better to paint a smooth surface than one that is rough in terms of how easy it is to get it painted as well as how long the paint work will ultimately last.

The time that you spend sanding the surface of the walls is well worth it in what you get out of it.

2. Painting Out Of Buckets

When people are painting their living rooms, they will often look for shortcuts to get the job done as quickly as possible, but those shortcuts often will come at the expense of problems arising, much to the detriment of the person attempting the shortcut -- they thought they would get something done faster and instead made more of a problem.

One such shortcut that people will take is to paint directly out of their paint buckets in order to not have to take the time and later the cleanup effort to have to put paint into smaller containers or paint trays.

The problem with this is that painting directly out of your paint buckets will make it more difficult to properly apply the paint to the paintbrushes, and it's also a problem in that it's a lot more difficult maneuvering around your painting area while you are carrying the paint buckets, leading to the possibility that paint will spill... far easier to clean a paint tray than an area where paint has spilled.

3. Underestimating How Long It Will Take

People frequently make the mistake of thinking they know how long it is going to take for them to paint their living rooms, and they are often quite wrong about the time.

The problem with underestimating this time is that you will allot a certain amount of time to get the job done and then when you run out of time, you might start working more quickly and making messes as a result.

4. Not Protecting Surfaces

You should be well aware that the process of painting your living room can and will be a messy thing.

To protect from the inevitable spills that will happen, you should invest in durable drop-cloths that not only will keep paint from the ground but also will be sufficiently heavyweight that they won't move around as you paint.

5. Not Cleaning Before Painting

The last thing you're going to want to do is to paint before you clean the surface of the walls that you are painting.

The reason this is such an important matter is that painting on top of the dirt and grime that tends to accumulate over time is not just a bit unpleasant in terms of appearance (depending on how dirty they are, you can actually see the dirt under the new paint on the walls) but it actually means the paint job will last significantly less long... if you can even stand to look at it that long.

Johnson Specialty Painters prides itself on being the premier cabinet refinishers in Dayton, OH. We can handle your interior painting needs. Call us at 937-430-2669 to set up an appointment.

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