Interior painting is a challenging, time-consuming task that requires specialist equipment and expertise. In this article, we’ll share with you five pro painting hacks to make you interior paint job a little easier. Good luck!
1. No more drips
Paint drips on the sides of the tin can be messy, and once dry, might prevent your paint tin from properly sealing. To combat annoying drips, grab a rubber band, and stretch it around the can longways so the band runs across the can’s opening.
Then, dip your brush into the paint, and swipe it over the rubber band to remove excess paint.
2. Take advantage of colour matching
If you have found a colour that you absolutely adore but have no idea what it’s called, you can get major paint retailers to mix you a custom colour. Most of the time, they’ll do this at your local hardware store.
Simply bring in a photo, wallpaper scrap, wrapping paper, a magazine cut-out – anything at all – and they should be able to match the colour perfectly.
3. Be patient
Okay, we’ll admit it, this one isn’t really a hack. It’s more of a rule – a very, very important rule.
When it comes to painting, you must be patient. If you don’t wait at least 24 hours before moving your furniture back in place, you run the risk of ruining your paint work – and your furniture.
4. Wrap up your equipment
If your paint job is going to take a couple of days to complete, this hack is for you. Instead of washing your brushes and rollers each day – or, worse, letting them dry out – wrap them up in plastic bags and chuck them in the fridge.
Sounds weird, we know. But this hack can save you a ton of time.
5. Plan for the future
Don’t go throwing away excess paint. Instead, save it for future touch-ups. If you don’t have space to store large paint tins, decant your paint into a small jar, screw on the lid, and put it into a cool, dark cupboard.
Forget the fuss
Don’t put yourself through the stress of DIY painting. We see so many home-owners waste time and money trying to paint their homes themselves. Instead, leave the hard stuff up to us. Give our team a call on 07 3829 5735, or fill out the form on this page, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.