Though painting an interior wall can seem as simple as buying a paint and applying it to the wall, there are techniques and skill that ensure the quality outcome of the interior paint job. It is common to initially encounter some painting mistakes in your first painting projects. Here is how they can be remedied.
Dripping, paint runs can be a result of loading too much paint to a brush or roller and not spreading it properly before it dried. Use fine sand paper on the paint run to make the surface even. Larger drips may need to be removed with a scraper tool before sanding. Then repaint the area with a paint brush making sure to blend the edges.
Seeing brush strokes in a finished interior paint project may be due to applying too much paint to a brush or not using correct painting techniques. The surface will need to dry thoroughly, be sanded and be repainted.
Missing areas while painting is a common problem due to light casting shadows or spreading paint too thin. The solution to covering missed areas is letting the paint dry before retouching. This will ensure previously applied paint is not disrupted. Be sure to blend the edges so the freshly painted areas look the same as the first coat.
Getting straight sharp lines along the edges of a project is important for a quality look. Without proper preparation of taping off edges before painting it can be difficult to keep paint from moving to other surfaces even with a steady hand. Keep moldings, trim and neighboring walls clear of unwanted paint by using a quality painters tape and taking the time to adhere the tape properly. Keep lines sharp by removing the tape as soon as you can after painting. Allowing the paint to dry to the tape may pull off sections of paint or leave tape behind during clean up.
Most things that can go awry with an interior paint job are fixable. However, the easiest solution is in prevention. Learning the most common interior painting mistakes and their causes can help you avoid redoing an interior paint project.
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