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3 Painting Tips for Professional Results

Posted by Ron Neal on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 9:16am.

Need to Paint Your Home? Do a Pro JobWhether or not a homeowner is living in or planning to list a home, a professional paint job can make a home look more attractive. Homeowners do not need to shell out money to contract out the work when they use the following tips to get the job done right. There are some ways a homeowner can professionally paint their home.

1. Use High Quality Primer

Spend money wisely and do not cut corners. Many homeowners may choose to buy the least expensive primer. However, a poor quality primer can ruin a paint job. For a professional look that lasts, use a quality primer.

2. Repair Walls Before Painting

Take the time to repair flaws in walls and properly prep the walls to ensure a smooth and even appearance. Do you own an older home? Or are you working on a fixer-upper home? It may be necessary to invest time in correcting issues from past rushed paint jobs, such as sanding the trim and baseboard to remove bumps and dust nibs. As for repairs, spackling compound can be used for smaller damage with latex caulking appropriate for filling areas that have to remain flexible.

3. Invest in Quality Rollers & Brushes

Did you know that you can get the same job done 30 per cent faster with a better roller? This information was learned through a special testing procedure designed by the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM). Better rollers can make for fewer trips to the paint tray as they are made with fine fibers. For a more effective process, go with a Microfiber roller.

Additionally, purchase a more expensive paint brush. Cheaper brushes often loose bristles which then become part of the paint and look unsightly. A more expensive brush will last and not loose bristles.

Buyers Influenced By Fresh Paint and Neutral Colors

Homeowners looking to list their home may want to use paint to brighten up small rooms and make a space more inviting. In addition, real estate agents may suggest neutral-color palettes in order to appeal to a wider range of buyers. As for exterior paints, frequently-used shades have included grays, tans and whites, with monochromatic schemes popular in the past.

What are the trends in your local market? Look at recently painted homes in your area to get inspired and to find out more about local style preferences. Speak with a Saanich East real estate agent to learn more about how to paint a home to boost curb appeal and potentially increase an the offer on a newly painted home.


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