Everything You Need to Know About Painting Your Home

Everything You Need to Know About Painting Your Home

Painting your walls with a new, vibrant color is one of the most cost-effective ways to spruce up your home. As the area’s premier home remodeling contractor, we have extensive experience providing exceptional painting services. We’d like to impart a few important tips to help you get the most out of your painting project.

Home Painting

Priming Is Important

You don’t go about the business of painting surfaces without treating them first. Firstly, you’ll need to properly sand walls to ensure a smooth finish. Next, wash the area to ensure there isn’t any residual dust left on the surfaces before the real work begins.

Know Your Brushes

The key to applying a nice coat of paint is to use a good brush. Make sure you have a couple handy before starting your project. Don’t just pick up the nearest brush and start swiping away. For oil-based paints, it’s better to use natural bristle brushes, while synthetic brushes work well with water-based paints.

Ceilings Come First

Just as you clean from top to bottom, so should you paint. A home remodeling project like painting works best when you go from top to bottom as this allows the ceiling to dry while you work on your walls. In addition, textured ceilings often require sprayers, making them more complicated to paint over.

Dual Coats Are Preferable

Ideally, you’ll want to give your ceilings and walls two separate sessions of thin coating. This will help you achieve a better finish than a thick, single coating, which tends to dry unevenly or leave unsightly lap marks.

Northside Construction Services, Inc. can help infuse life into your home with exceptional home painting services. Our goal is to turn your home into exactly what you want it to be. We serve Alpharetta, Roswell, and Suwanee, GA. Call us now at (678) 233-2400 for a free quote.