Whilst you may choose to leave the painting of your home to the specialists, this does not mean your responsibility ends when you have hired them.
Gavin Chan Decorators Limited, a commercial painting specialist in Wellington, says that you are more likely to guarantee a successful painting job if you know what professional results look like. Of course, you trust your contractor, but knowing whether he or she has done a good job is what matters in the end.
Here are some techniques your painter should know.
How to Use the Paint Roller Correctly
There are many reasons for badly painted walls, for example, the application of uneven layers of paint. To avoid this, the specialist must either start from the top or bottom of the wall and apply the roller evenly all the way. This will keep excess paint to a minimum and will result in fewer drips. You will also save paint.
How to Mix Colours Efficiently
Of course, you want your room to be the same shade throughout. This is especially important if you need to mix paints to achieve the perfect colour. Upon purchasing the primer, paints and painting solvents, the contractor should mix a sufficient quantity of the correct shade of paint in a bucket. This allows the painter to evaluate the amount of paint he or she needs and lessens the chance of wastage. Keep in mind that when dealing with large rooms with uneven walls, it’s better to be generous when mixing paint because there’s no guarantee that you will be able to recreate the exact shade should you need to mix up another batch of paint.
How to Manage Time Well
The specialist should also be knowledgeable about the amount of time coats of paint will take to dry and be able to organise a work schedule around this. For example, woodwork can be painted whilst waiting for the walls to dry. Depending on your requirements, you can also ask the specialist to use quick-drying and non-toxic paint.
It doesn’t take a specialist to understand that it pays to employ some tricks to achieve the best outcomes; knowing the shortcuts is an advantage for any job.