Great Painting Tips from Professional House Painters
We are passionate house painters and have many tips and tricks that allow us to do our jobs as efficiently as possible. These are just a few:
A House Painters History Book
It’s amazing what we can find when we remove old paint. We can uncover the rich history of your home by gently scraping off old paintwork. You might even find some amazing ideas for colors.
After the surface has been cleaned and scraped, it is time to apply tape. To cover light switches and fittings, good quality masking tape should be used. We make sure the floors and windows are completely protected and cover all furniture with drop cloths and plastic.
What to Paint First
Good house painters will paint exterior doors windows and doors early in the morning and allow them to dry. This will allow them to be closed by nightfall.
Before the paint is fully hardened, you should remove any masking tape. This will stop the paint chipping and tearing. If paint has run underneath the tape, it is easier to remove the tape.
Finishing a Mirror
A smooth, easy-to-apply filler should be applied under gloss paint to achieve a mirror-like shine. Fillers can bond to wood, plaster, concrete and mortar. The results can be amazing with a few coats of gloss.
Use Paint Pads
If you use a brush to paint architraves or skirting boards, it can take a lot of time. These areas are difficult to reach with a brush. We recommend using a paint pad. These little foam pads can be used to speed up the process and eliminate the hassle of removing edges.
Use an artist brush to quickly highlight small details in additional colours. It is well worth the extra effort and time.
Acrylics and Glossy Enamel: Painting over
It is important that the old paint surface be smooth and clean. Professional house painters in auckland suggest that you:
- Gloss enamels must be sanded flat before being repainted using acrylic.
- If a matte or low-sheen acrylic paint is being used, an undercoat might not be required.
- An acrylic undercoat will be required to cover any imperfections for a semi-gloss or gloss finish.
- To give the undercoat a flat, smooth finish, lightly sand it.