When it comes to painting, commercial painters really have it down a fine art, which it truly is. The results they get speak for themselves.
Often times those results come with a high price tag that leaves homeowners and business owners wondering how to get commercial painting results without having to hire a commercial painter.
If you’ve ever taken on a paint project on your own, you know the results can be dicey when you’re not sure what you’re doing.
It seems simple on the surface but when you’re mid-project and your paint color looks slightly different suddenly, it’s no longer just fun and games.
There are some things you can take from the pros to make your DIY job look amazing though. Wondering what they do to get such amazing results? Keep reading.
These are five painting tips and tricks even commercial painters use to make your home look awesome. See what you can learn here before you start your next project.
1. They Use The Good Stuff
Commercial painters know that quality matters when you’re choosing your paint. High quality paints last longer, apply more smoothly, protect your walls better, and look amazing.
They don’t even bother looking for the lower quality paints which can tend to be more watery. They can also give you a patchy finish that requires several coats to fix.
If you’re going for a commercial quality finish you’re going to have to use paint that is made to last.
It might look like the more expensive option at first, but when you take into account possibly having to buy more of the cheap stuff, or redoing the job in a year, it all equals out.
2. They Use The Right Tools
Professional painters don’t substitute masking tape for painter’s tape or sheets for drop cloths. They know these things make a big difference and they use the right tools.
If you’re thinking it doesn’t matter, you’re definitely wrong. Masking tape isn’t meant to stand up to wet paint. If you drip anything on it it’s going to wrinkle, and paint will get under it.
If paint is getting under your tape, it’s not serving its purpose at all. You won’t get clean lines and you’ll end up with a dead giveaway that you did the job yourself.
When it comes to drop cloths; sheets just aren’t going to hold up to any accidental spills (which do happen) meaning you’re risking your carpets when you try to substitute the real deal for a makeshift option…
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