Home decorating may be a painstaking process of measuring, cutting, and putting things together, and for some, it can feel like a never-ending process. The good news is that one of the easiest ways to change the look of your home is by applying a fresh coat of interior paint.
A fresh coat of paint can give even the most tired-looking rooms a new look. The more you choose shades that match each other and the colours in your home, the more cohesive your home will appear. But how do you ensure your interior paint job can last a long time before it chips or fades?
Simple Ways to Extend the Life of Your Interior Paint Job
Tip #1: Be Sure to Use High-Quality Paint
Your paint will have a significant impact on how long your paint job can last. If you are not sure about what type of paint you should use for your interior paint job, we recommend that you first buy high-quality paint from a reputable manufacturer.
Because your walls and trim are subjected to a lot of wear and tear and to elements such as moisture, poor-quality paint will wear and chip faster than a high-quality option.
The same thing goes for your brushes. Cheap, low-quality brushes can be made of stiff bristles that can scratch your paint job, which will lead to chips and cracks. Instead, invest in good-quality paint and brushes.
Tip #2: Maintain Your Walls by Cleaning, Dusting, and Repairing Any Damage
Cleaning your walls on a daily basis helps to remove any dirt or dust from them, which can help extend the life of your paint job. It also helps to clean the walls before you paint them.
Be sure to first use a damp cloth to remove any stains and also to clean off any dirt and dust. If you are painting an accent wall, you may want to spray the paint on and then ideally wait 24-48 hours before you put on another coat.
Repair any damage by gouges, cracks, holes before painting the walls. Using a drywall finishing tool to fill in holes and cracks will ensure that your paint will not crack or peel.
Tip #3: Be Sure to Use the Appropriate Painting Tools and Techniques
Using the right tools and techniques will help to ensure that your paint will last as long as possible. The right brushes and rollers can help you achieve a smooth finish.
A high-quality brush will help you apply a smooth finish while ensuring that you wear your brushes out before they become too stiff. You may want to use a roller on your ceiling so you can quickly cover an entire area in one go.
Be sure to apply the right amount of paint. Over-applying paint will only lead to it being splattered around. If you find that you have over-applied your paint, remove the excess and apply more in the places that need it.
You should also be sure to let your primer and paint dry completely before you do another coat. This will prevent running and blotching, which can ruin the overall finish. Also, ensure that you don’t rush the process because rushing may lead to unevenness.
The Bottom Line: Keep Your Home Fresh by Extending Your Paint Job’s Polished Look
Even the most well-kept and loved homes can look drab and worn out over time. Painting your home’s interior can be a laborious process, but the results will be well worth it. Following the tips above will help ensure that your interior paint job lasts for a long time, allowing you to turn your abode into a welcoming sight to behold for years to come.
How Can The Brilliant Group Help You?
Are you ready to give your commercial space that much-needed makeover? Or do you need to breathe new colours into your home? Look no further because we’re here to help.
The Brilliant Group is one of the best painting companies in North Queensland. We offer residential and commercial painting services that can help transform your space and take it to another level. Our team of professional painters can assist you — speak to one of them today!