When painting the walls and ceilings of your home or business, you want to make sure that the color is consistent. The professionals can do it, so it isn’t impossible for you to do it too! If you are going to be tackling the task of painting yourself, here are some pro tips to ensure a beautiful result and consistent paint job!
Once you decide on the color you are going to use, make sure you buy enough paint. It is best to overestimate since it is ok to have extra on hand for any touchups. Of course, you also have to make sure you have the right tools for the job. A 5 gallon bucket is going to be very useful to mix up the paint so that the color is more consistent. You can pour any extra paint back into the can and properly store for later if needed. You will also need a tray, roller and paint brush.
Paint Like the Pros
It is actually quite simple to ensure a consistent paint job, you just need to pay attention to the details! For a consistent paint job, you need to be consistent with your technique. A roller and tray is going to save you a lot of time when painting bigger areas. First, paint the edges with a paint brush, then use a roller to blend and smooth the paint. Just make sure you are doing this while the paint is still wet. Remember to always wash the rollers when changing paint colors!
When painting, make sure to paint the strokes down to the floor and apply the same amount of pressure with each stroke. If you add an extra layer of paint, make sure you are adding the same number of layers all over the wall or ceiling. Make sure that paint dries completely then apply another layer.
Working with the Professionals
If you’d rather leave this one to the pros, or have questions about warranties or an upcoming painting project, just click below to contact us or to learn more about our painting company. East Valley Painters, serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years.