Painting Services Tips Interior Painting
Feb 5, 2015 in Painting Tips
Interior Painting Reach for an Extension Pole
Forget the stepladder and get yourself atelescoping extionsion pole for your paint roller. Extension poles come in various lenghts, up to 18 feet long, but one that extends from 18 to 36 inches is good enough to paint rooms with 8- to 9-foot-tall ceilings. Check that your paint roller’s handle has a threaded hole in the end, then simply twist it onto the extension poles, look for one that has soft nonslip grip and a rigid metal core. and be sure the threaded end of the pole is also metal.All-plastic handles are too flexible, which makes them hard to control.
Prevent Plastic drop cloths for Interior Painting
Before Interior Painting Pay Attention for Plastic drop cloths provide an inexpensive way to protect floors and furnishings from paint spatter, but you’d be much better off investing in canvas ones. canvas is extremely durable and rip-resistant. It lays flat and presents much less of tripping hazard. canvas absorbs paint drips, unlike plastic drop cloths, which become slippery when spattered with paints.Canvas Drop cloths can be easily folded around corners and doorways, something that’s impossible to do with plastic sheeting. Plus, most plastic drop cloths must be tossed after using. canvas drop cloths will last a lifetime.
Tint the Primer for Interior Painting
Priming walls and ceilings is mandatory whenever you’re painting new drywall or painting over a dark color. But it’s smart to prime any time you paint. Primer serves three main functions. first, it blocks stains from bleeding through Second, it allows on-coat coverage for the paint Third, and most important, it improves paint adhesion, which greatly reduces blisters and peeling.
Professional painters will often tint the primer toward the finished color by mixing a small amount of topcoat paint into the primer. This trick greatly enhances the ability of the topcoat to completely hide the primed surface.
You can now buy paints that contain primers, but nothing covers as well or improves adhesion as much as a dedicated primer.