Tips to keep your hands handy…

Often times, we think that doing work around the house is going to be easy and will save us a lot in costs we deem “unnecessary”. This could be true if you have an idea of what you are doing. For the times you don’t, you should consult professional contractors. At the end of the day, your home is one of the most prized possessions in life.

Be it painting, building, paving, plumbing or electrical, it is good to have a contingency plan when you are unable to get quality handymen when you need to.

Want to try your hand at painting?

When we want to paint our homes, we envisage beautiful colours. This is important as colour makes the space functional and helps it come to life. However we forget the most important part of painting and that is the preparation of the wall. Ensure the wall has primer, as this allows a good surface to paint on and it also brings out the true colour of the paint.

Another aspect of painting your home is to consider the weather. On a hot day, the chances are that there will be humidity and moisture in the air will keep water-based paint from drying properly. Try not to do the paint projects at home in the afternoon when it is humid, or your walls are not going to come out right and you will have the frustration of doing them over or leaving them looking shoddy.

If this seems to overwhelm you, thankfully there are skilled teams of handymen who are able to do this type of work at affordable rates while ensuring quality workmanship. Contact a professional near your area to advise you on how best to move forward with home improvements.

Mistakes to avoid when painting your home

People who prefer not to make use of painting services in Johannesburg are often unprepared for the amount of work that goes into the painting of their home. While it might be cheaper to do it yourself than hire professional labour, there are definitely certain dire pitfalls to avoid. Buying the wrong paint, incorrect brushing techniques and using the incorrect base can all lead to serious and expensive headaches.

Here are a few mistakes to avoid when painting your home:

  • Painting without primer: Primer is used to give paint a good surface to adhere to and for bringing out the true colour of the shade paint that you chose. Any professional painting service knows that going forward without primer can lead to poor results.
  • Impatience: This can be a major issue for anyone painting their home. Many people start the painting with the best of intentions and then soon become overwhelmed with all the work associated with it. Do not rush. After taking the time to fix every imperfection with patching compound, wait and make sure that it is completely dry before you sand and prime (or else it will have been a complete waste of time).
  • Brushing vs. rolling: Once again here the labour of professional painting services will be able to offer you great advice and results. For a large interior area, a good roller will do a much better job in no time. Make sure to choose the correct nap roller for the sheen of paint and always try to avoid pushing the roller into the wall when painting.

If you feel that you will benefit more from professional painting services in Johannesburg, contact Showroom Conditions for competitive and skilled painting services.

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