One would think that painting your house is a rather simple chore: you buy a paint brush and a couple of cans of paint and “VOILA”! In a couple of hours, your home will be looking great! However, in most instances, this isn’t the case. Let’s look at some of the most commonly made DIY house painting mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.
Buying Cheap Brushes and Rollers
You’d be surprised at how much of a difference a good quality paint brush or roller can make – and how big of a mess a cheaper alternative can lead to! Just like the paint, this isn’t something that you want to skimp on. Spend a little bit extra if you can. You’ll be very glad you did.
Not Sanding the Walls
Sanding the walls is imperative if you want them smooth and even. It also ensures a better and easier paint coverage. If the walls had originally been covered in a high gloss paint, sanding should always be a priority.
Not Using Primer
If you think that primer is an unnecessary waste of money, think again! Primer ensures that your paint adheres to the walls. It warrants a much longer lifespan.
Forgetting to Protect the Floors and Cornices
It doesn’t matter how much of a whizz you are with that paint brush, using some masking tape to seal off the cornices and skirting boards, as well as a few pieces of plastic for the floor, will always pay off! Little accidents and small drips happen. If you have neglected to take precautions, it could lead to disaster.
At the end of the day, the one sure-fire way in which to avoid these house-painting mistakes is to hire a painting professional. That’s where Showroom Condition comes in! We specialise in everything from house painting in Johannesburg to waterproofing and everything in between. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you!