7 Costly Shortcuts To Avoid When Interior Painting in Dayton, OH

7 Costly Shortcuts To Avoid When Interior Painting in Dayton, OH

When you're looking to paint the interior of your home, there are many things you could do that seem like they would save you time but, in the long run, be rather costly and require you to go back and fix them.

They all seem like good ideas but as will be explained, they certainly are not.

Let us now look at seven costly shortcuts to avoid when interior painting in Dayton, OH.


1. Painting Too Quickly


One thing that people will often do when they are painting is that they will see how much there is left to be painted and they get frustrated and start painting more quickly.

This is rather unfortunate, as this often leads to paint being wasted (the likelihood that paint will go places where it should not goes up by quite a bit when you paint too quickly) and overall the quality of the paint work goes down when you paint too quickly.

It is better to take your time painting and then not have to go back and fix bad paint work later.


2.Not Priming Beforehand


One of the key things that you should do when you're painting your interior is to apply a coat of primer to the surface being painted.

Primer is important because it is one of the things that makes the surface that is going to be painted more smooth.

Skipping the primer coat of your interior paint job will lead to a paint job that doesn't last nearly as long and that does not go on as well.


3. Painting The Second Coat Before The First Dries


When you paint your home interior, you will apply a coat of paint (over the primer coat, of course) and then after waiting for the first coat to dry, you apply the second coat.

The mistake that quite a few people make is to not allow that first coat to fully dry -- and that can be bad in a number of ways.

When you are painting with a paint roller, for example, you will find that the partially dried first coat will come up onto the roller as you are applying the second coat.


4. Not Applying A Second Coat


Of course this is not a universal rule, and there are certainly some cases where you really only need one coat of paint.

This seems to be the exception to the standard, however, and though you can generally tell if one coat is sufficient, in almost every case it is not,

Do yourself a favor and apply that second coat to make your paint work better and last longer.


5. Painting Directly From The Original Can


It seems like no big deal -- painting directly from the original can of paint -- what's the big deal, right?

It is actually a bad thing, generally, because it's a bit more difficult to control how much paint you are putting onto your brush when you paint directly from the original can.

Moreover, you are more likely to spill paint (and therefore have a mess to clean) when you paint from the original heavy can.


6. Not Mixing The Paint


Mixing the paint is an important part of the painting process as when you bring the paint home from the store, as pigments in the paint separate over time.

The best thing you can do is to mix the paint before you start the painting process.


7. Not Sealing Your Wallpaper Prior To Painting Over It


When you have wallpaper in your home, painting over it is actually not too terribly difficult, if you know what you are doing.

A mistake that some people will make, however, is to not first apply a coat of sealer over top the wallpaper -- this will ensure that the paint will go over the wallpaper and not just be absorbed by the wallpaper.

It's a fairly simple process to apply a coat of sealer to your wallpaper but will save you from having to repaint later.


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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