Do you have any plans this coming weekend? It can probably be furniture, wall or any decorative DIY project. If that’s the case, you will surely appreciate these traditional painting tips that will make the paint go on smoother, and keep where you wat it. Avoid the mess and create a masterpiece instead!
There are also skillful house painters that can assist you in this matter. You can seek for their advice and services if you want to work with experts in this field.
Still, here are some basic tips to have a clean and perfect project to get done:
- Latex paint dribbles should be cleaned using pimple pads. Additionally, the alcohol softens the paint right up! Make sure to test first to be sure it won’t compromise the finish of your flooring.
- It can be a total drag when it comes to painting spindles since you can only get to three sides at a time and not anymore. Do you want to know a perfect hack? Doing this can make you turn as you go! Go drive long drywall screws into each end and then rest the spindles between a pair of sawhorses. See it for yourself!
- Take note that this drywall screw tip also works for chairs and stools. All you need to do is drive screws about half an inch into the bottom of the legs for an instant lift. Goodbye to newspaper or drop cloth sticking!
- Can’t get into tight spots like behind the back of a toilet or cabinets? No worries, just glue a paint-edging pad to a stir stick. There, you have an instant skinny paint tool!
- Do you have a lot of irregularly shaped objects that need to get cover? Let’s say a toilet tank, faucet or fixtures. Cling plastic wrap surely got your back. It’s quick and stays put.
- A painter’s masking tape is used to avoid unnecessary dripping of paint. But have you ever tried to remove them and pull off flakes of your new finish painting? To get rid of this messy ending it is better to use a hairdryer to soften it up first.
- Speaking of a painter’s tape, if you have a roll that’s been stuck up for a while and the tape won’t pull off nicely, put it in the microwave for 10 seconds to soften up the adhesive.
- Use a putty knife for crisp tape application. It is best to press the edge flat over trim or along wall seams.
- Want to rub off excess paint from your brushes but don’t have the right tools? You can cut the bottom section from a coat wire hanger, bend and position so it straddles the rim of the paint can. Tape it in place and you’ll surely avoid dripping paint.
- Not enough space to paint outdoor? A “spray booth” using a cardboard box saves the day! This is helpful, especially for small objects.
You can actually make every weekend productive and creative. Bringing up your home to a whole new level is amazing. Hoping these tips can help you with your next DIY project!