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Interior Painting Mistakes To Avoid 

Interior Painting Mistakes To Avoid 

A fresh coat of paint can instantly transform and revitalize your walls. It does not only boost the aesthetics but offers a host of other benefits as well. It cleans and protects your walls, allows you to personalize your interiors, and increases your home’s value. However, the quality of interior painting can greatly impact the outcome. While many homeowners choose to take the DIY route, professional painting services can make a lot of difference. Regardless of the route you take, there are interior painting mistakes that you should avoid to get the best and long-lasting results: 

Most Common Interior Painting Mistakes

Not preparing the surface 

Preparing the surface is crucial for the success and durability of the paint job. Unfortunately, this step is often overlooked by DIYers and amateur painters. Failing to clean the walls will leave you with a paint job and there will be visible flaws on the surface. Cracks, scratches, dirt, and other stains on the surface will create uneven paint spots, and the paint will not adhere to the surface properly. So, it is important to clean the interior surfaces with a mild, soapy solution and let it dry completely before priming it.  

Choosing the wrong primer or skipping it altogether 

The primer acts as a base coat and creates the foundation for a flawless paint job. It is important to use a primer coat before the paint job to cover imperfections and stains and to neutralize the color of the surface before painting it. Primer also fixes issues such as alkalinity and adhesion. Primer is essential, especially when you are making bold color changes or painting surfaces that are stained or have peeling paint. Skipping the primer or using the wrong one for your surface can drastically reduce the quality and lifespan of your paint job.  

Choosing the wrong type of paint  

Not all paints are made equal, even if the pack says that it is for interior surfaces.  Choosing the wrong type of paint for the surface or choosing the wrong finish can ruin the paint job. For example, oil-based paints are a good choice for high-traffic areas such as doors and hallways, where durability is important. Water-based paints, also known as acrylic paints, are perfect for different interior surfaces, such as walls, ceilings, and trims.

These paints adhere well to materials such as drywall, plaster, and wood. You also have an option of specialty paints, such as mild-resistant and stain-resistant paints, that you can choose depending on your specific needs. You also need to pay attention to the finish you choose because it will make a huge difference to the outcome.  

Choosing the wrong paint color 

When you go to buy paint, you simply look at the paint swatch and make a choice. You think that if it looks great on the color chip, it will look great on your walls, too. This is the biggest mistake most homeowners make. Either you should use a virtual paint tool to see how the color will look in your room or buy a sample and try it on a small section of the wall to see how it actually looks. When you see the color in natural lighting in your room, you will be able to decide whether or not it looks good. 

How to avoid interior painting mistakes

The easiest way to avoid all these interior painting mistakes is to hire a professional and reputed painting company for the job. They will not only help you choose the right paint and color but also ensure that the job is done to perfection and that your walls look beautiful for years to come.