Painting the walls is an easy way to transform your home. Mario Guertin, a professional painter from Palatine, Illinois, says that the right color of paint can create a positive and welcoming environment.
But sometimes, even a simple painting project may need the help of a professional. Guertin, president of Painting in Partnership, a company that offers professional painting services, knows all the details about how to paint walls in the right way. From choosing the color to preparing the walls and removing the tape that is used to decorate, Guertin gave us the following tips that will help you paint the walls like a professional.
Choosing Your Color.
Before you take the brush, you must decide the new color for your wall, will you look for something bright and simple or something dark and seductive? Guertin indicates that the darker colors will make the place feel warmer and more welcoming. This is because these colors tend to reduce space, while creamy colors, which are more neutral, will make the area look more ventilated and open. Think about the area and what your intention is. If some color catches your attention, there’s usually a reason for it. Also, remember that you can be creative and bold about colors – you can give a bright accent to a neutral room.
Choosing The Finish.
From something matte to a velvety, satin or shiny finish. It can be a bit confusing to know which finish is the ideal one when you are in the paint shop. Guertin commented that there are two significant advantages over matte enamel: that it can be cleaned and also minimizes imperfections in the wall. The more brightness there is in a painting, the more noticeable the defects will be and the darker it is, the brighter it will be, says Guertin. Unless you want a shiny appearance, you should stay in the range of matte, eggshell or satin. Guertin ensures that the semi-glossy and glossy finishes have the highest amount of luster.…
After you have covered everything you do not want to paint in the room and have repaired the walls, you will be ready to start painting. Guertin indicates that, if you are going to paint the ceiling, you must first do it with an extended roller. Then, start painting the moldings using a 2 ½ inch angular brush. If you do not have a firm hand, you should use painter’s tape to make sure that the paint does not reach the ceiling.
Many paint manufacturers can give you a large sample, six 8.5 x 5.5-inch squares that you can paste on your wall. This way, you do not need to invest in a quart of paint: you can stick a larger sample to see if you like the color. To order colored sheets, you can contact the paint manufacturer through their website. Once you have placed the examples, be sure to see them from different angles at different times of the day to know what the color looks like.
Getting the supplies. It’s time to get the supplies to repair and paint the walls you need to make your project look professional.
- 4-inch spatula
- Multi-purpose tool (used to open and close the paint can and also as a spatula)
- 120 grit sandpaper
- Putty and putty gun
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