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Concord Painting Tips

Here are a few tips that should help you out if you want to tackle that project by yourself. Remember, we're here if you get into trouble or if you just don't want to deal with the hassle, but if you want to have a go at it yourself, read on:

Sand, Sand And Sand Some More

Any surface you are going to paint on has got to be flat. It literally cannot be flat enough. The slightest ripple or texture can cause an annoying seam that will nag at you for years to come. When you think you've sanded enough, sand it once more, seriously. Then completely inspect it, make sure all dust is removed, apply a coat, wait and inspect before proceeding.

Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

A dirty work area is never a good thing unless you are a pig farmer. When it comes to painting, a clean, organized work area is mandatory. Spilled drinks or smudges can destroy all of your hard work, loose garbage can blow into a wall, and the last thing that you want is to get moisture or dirt between the wall and the paint you just spent all of that time sanding.

Buy More Than You Need

While we have a formula for painting a room, we do this professionally and we keep large stocks, paint color mixtures on record, and distributors that can make almost any paint. As you are doing this yourself and don't likely do it too often, buy enough to allow for mistakes, AND to allow for touch ups down the road. A new coat of paint can peel or chip, and you might not find that mixture you chose at a later date if the hardware store doesn't carry or make it anymore.

Tape Is Your Friend

And it can save you from making annoying, time consuming, and even costly mistakes. Tape all corners and seems, sills, anything where you want a crisp even line, that way when your brush goes out of bounds, you don't get a smudge, when you remove the tape, your line will be perfect. Be careful when removing that tape too. And use a tarp over the entire room. You'd be amazed how paint can travel away from where you are working.

If the job is extremely complex, we recommend you to contact our specialists by clicking here or call us at (704) 777-0024 so that we can show you all available options to get the painting job completed on time and on budget.

Painting Tips

  • Keeping Track of Paint Colors - Some paint colors are so close that it can be difficult to match your previously painted Charlotte, Gastonia, Huntersville and Concord area home or business with the paint at the store when you need to repair scratches or touch up the surface. If you keep track of the color in a notebook or on the paint can, there is still a danger that you will lose your note keeping device in the months that it can take before repainting is necessary.

  • Using Paint Primer - One of the reasons that many Charlotte, Gastonia, Huntersville and Concord amateur paint jobs end up looking dull or listless once they are dry is that the painter fails to use a primer before applying the first coat of paint. Primer is actually one of the most important parts of the process. It keeps stains or imperfections from the deeper layers of the wall from showing through your paint, helps your paint to spread evenly to the wall without significant blisters and increases the time between paint jobs.