Do you think that the interior of your home requires a paint job? Are you thinking of doing it yourself to save money? While DIY painting projects can be rewarding, painting your home’s interior is a big job and not one to take on lightly. Several challenges can come with painting your own home, from picking the right paint color to getting the finished product looking just right.
This blog post by DeltaPro Painters will explore some of the biggest challenges of DIY interior painting and why it might be a better idea to let the pros handle it.
Challenge #1: You Over-brush The Surface!
When you’re painting a room, it’s essential to make sure that the paint is applied evenly and smoothly. A couple of strokes to smooth out the color is fine, but if you keep stroking the same area, it can create unsightly streaks or bubbles in the finish.
Challenge #2: You’re Painting Over a Dark Color.
If you’re painting over a dark color, it’s vital to use a primer first. Painting over a dark color without a primer can result in the old paint absorbing the new paint, which will lead to an uneven finish. Depending on the base color, the kind of primer, the number of coats of primer, and the paint you’ll need might vary.
Challenge #3: Your Paint Is Cracking and Flaking.
Thin lines may appear on the surface of the paint, and over time it will start to flake and chip. Whether new paint or old, it gives an unsightly look to the finish of your interior. Usually, insufficient surface prep is the main reason behind this. But other mistakes like not allowing sufficient time for the paint to dry between coats, applying too much, or too little paint, are all reasons for the cracking and flaking on the finished surface.
Challenge #4: You Bumped The Ceiling Or The Floor Or Both!
Oops! Painting your walls can be tricky, especially if you’re doing it yourself. If you’re not careful, you could end up with paint on the floor, or worse – on the ceiling! It is ideal to have a buffer and prep the edges correctly so you don’t get paint on the ceiling or the floor, leaving you to do additional work.
Challenge #5: There Are Bubbles On Your Newly Painted Surface!
Another challenge is painting the surface without bubbles forming on it. Moisture or moist surface, dirty walls, or not using primer are a few causes of the paint bubbling on your wall.
Challenge #6: Painting a Room on Your Own Can Be Time-Consuming
It’s no secret that painting a room can be a time-consuming process. If you want to save your time, think about hiring a professional painter to do the job for you. Professional painting contractors have the experience and equipment necessary to get the job done quickly and efficiently.
So before you take on this task yourself, let the professionals at DeltaPro Painters step in and help you out! We have years of experience painting the insides and exteriors of the homes of West Chester, OH, so we know exactly how to get the job done right – and we’ll make sure that your finished product looks great! So don’t try to go it alone – contact us and let us take care of everything for you.