8 Painting Mistakes That Everyone Makes

Interior room makeovers often include painting the walls. Changing the wall colour can be transformative, but everyone makes mistakes. If you want your wall painting to look professional, you must fix common mistakes.

Home makeover projects can be expensive, especially interior renovations, so it makes sense to buy the cheapest brushes, rollers, and tape you can find. If you want professional results, buy your paint tools elsewhere.

1. Using Cheap Brushes And Rollers

Have you ever realised your paint can was empty while painting a room? Not measuring rooms and estimating wrong can be costly. Heading to the store in the middle of a project is frustrating, and if you don't get all of your paint on the first trip, the colour from your second trip could be slightly different than the first.

2. Not Buying Enough Paint

Clean the surface before painting to ensure a smooth application. After washing your walls with warm water and vinegar, make sure they're dry and debris-free. Then vacuum the wall.

3. Lack Of Preparation

Priming is a long step in painting, but it's necessary for a durable finish. Skipping primer is a common painting mistake, but when changing from dark to light, it's especially important to prevent bleed-through.

4. Skipping The Primer

Painting beginners often choose a colour in fluorescent lighting and order a gallon of it. It could be disastrous if you don't test a sample in the room's light first. Select a few colours you like and bring samples home to see what works best in the room you're renovating.

5. Comparing Samples In The Wrong Light

With so many interior paint varieties, mixes, and finishes, choosing the wrong paint is a common mistake. High traffic areas need glossy or satin finishes, while low traffic areas prefer flat or matte.

6. Using The Wrong Paint

Painting over wallpaper when renovating may seem harmless, but it can cause damage. The paint's moisture could seep into the wallpaper, reactivating the glue and causing air pockets to show through the paint. Or, the wallpaper's weight will push through the paint and fall off.

7. Painting wallpaper or glossy paint

With so many interior paint varieties, mixes, and finishes, choosing the wrong paint is a common mistake. High traffic areas need glossy or satin finishes, while low traffic areas prefer flat or matte.

8. Getting Paint on the Ceiling

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