Deciding to paint the home on your own is a huge decision and it is important to be prepared well before you start with that. If you think that you won’t be capable to do that, then don’t. You don’t want to make your home look ridiculous. But if you think that you have the skills to turn your home into something beautiful then go ahead and do it. But first there are some things you need to know about.
So, let’s say that you have chosen a color, but before you start with painting here are some painting tips:
Carefully read the instructions about the usage which is located on the product packaging or in the prospectus to prevent possible mistakes during operation. Make sure that the surfaces you want to paint are ready for operation. Remember that the mortar must be at least 28 days old. Otherwise, it may cause cracking, changes shades etc.
Calculate the surface you need to decorate and protect in order to obtain a sufficient amount of paint, which reduces costs due to subsequent purchase or unwanted excess. The air temperature should be between +5 C to +35 C and relative humidity should not be over 85%.
Avoid areas in direct sunlight! The products should not be mix with products from other manufacturers and their cartridges as there may appear some problems and deterioration of color. Before using, mix the color well. If you have a few cans of the same paint, it is recommended that you mix them together before painting. Be sure to dilute the product by following the instructions on the package, because higher dilution leads to poor coverage and diversity on the surface. Be very careful with that.
Buy high-quality painting tools for painting
To get the most out of high-quality paint for the walls, you need to have quality rollers and brushes. Quality tool will allow smoother color application and facilitate the work. When applying the popular dispersion, acrylic or latex paint or water-based paint, it is important to use brushes and rollers made of synthetic materials, as they will maintain the proper stiffness and keep their shape regardless of the amount of water on which they are exposed to. For oil-based paints or alkyd you can use the tool of synthetic and natural materials.
Prepare the appropriate painting tools and all the necessary equipment
Do not forget that the painting space (e.g. 50m2 of floor area) is something that even professional painters need. For this process you will need at least two to three days to get the job done well and there are no shortcuts. To get the best result as professional painters do, prepare the surface, buy top quality paint and painting tools. That is all. You do not have to be a professional painter to make your room look refreshed and nice.