Learning how to paint correctly makes all the difference for any decorating project to be a success! Painting walls is child’s play and the truth is that anyone can do it. However, what makes the difference between an amateur and a truly professional finish is that you have the right tools at hand and that you know how to use them. Read on to discover what kind of painting tools will make decorating easy, fast, and – most importantly – environmentally friendly.

Why the Right Painting Tools Matter

No one wants to experience that stomach-churning sensation after ruining a decorating job at the last moment which had been going so well! If you do not use the proper equipment, then paint can easily start to peel. Alternatively, it might not appear as a single tone over the entire wall. Either way, it will cost you time and money to put right. We have created a list of all the best tips that you ought to know about in order to complete an entire painting project successfully – as if it were a something a professional had done.

Tips For Perfect Results

Don’t panic! Despite the popular belief to the contrary, you do not have to be an expert or spend hours perfecting the art to apply a coat of paint. There are specific techniques that you can try which will guarantee you near perfect results on the first attempt. These methods are all about paying sufficient attention to the small details that end up making a big difference. Here are our top tips to help you apply the perfect coat of paint!

Test Your Substrate

Depending on the substrate which you will paint on to, it may be necessary to treat the wall before you begin painting. Without applying a primer on the wall, things such as porous, damp or highly absorbent substrates can cause your paint to fail to adhere to the wall properly. If you don’t prime your walls before painting them, then they will frequently end up with visible marks that appear to be the result of a third-rate paint job. Thankfully, you can easily test your wall’s substrate without the need for any special equipment. Firstly, just press a small section of sticky tape firmly onto the wall that you want to paint. Next, pull it off in a quick, jerking motion. If the tape has a clear residue on it or bits of paint remain stuck to it, then this means that you will have to rub down any loose areas of paint. After that, you can use a primer and start painting.

Bright Or Dark Tones – What You Need to Consider

Many people do not appreciate that choosing whether to paint with bright or dark colours matters a great deal to any painting project. This is because bright colours tend to change differently to dark ones as they settle over time. It is because of this that it is recommended that you mix your paint thoroughly before you begin to apply it as well as avoiding any stripey patterns on your walls. Use a stirring rod, such as a wooden stick or an old brush, to mix the paint completely. This process will take around five minutes to be truly thorough and to ensure the paint that has settled to the bottom of the tin is fully blended. It is fair to say that doing something as simple as mixing your paint well can have a huge impact on the results of your painting.

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