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Jul 21, 2023

Pro Painting Contractors Help You Avoid These Mistakes

Repainting the inside of your home can make you feel like you’re living in a new house. But even though painting is a relatively straightforward task, it can be trickier than you might think to get it right. And if you make a big mistake, it can be difficult or frustrating to fix it. Many people choose to DIY their paint jobs, but if you have a lot of rooms to do, you might want to hire some painting contractors.  

Whether you hire painting contractors or decide to DIY, there are some common painting mistakes you want to avoid.


Take your time selecting colors.

 You really can’t take too long to choose your colors. The last thing you want is to look at a freshly painted room and realize that you hate the color. You do have a lot of choices when it comes to color, so take your time picking the ones you really like. Get samples and paint swatches before you make up your mind.  

Understand the types of paint.

There is more than one type of paint, and they all have specific uses. Rooms that have a lot of moisture, like kitchens or bathrooms, will need a satin enamel to repel water. However, if you’re painting a bedroom, that won’t be the right choice because it takes a long time to dry. Professional painting contractors know all the ins and outs of paint types and can help you choose the right one.  

Always prep your surfaces.

Before you start painting, you have to prep the walls. Paint adheres best to a clean, smooth surface. Wash your walls and fill any holes or cracks before you begin painting. If you use spackle or filler, be sure to let it dry and sand it down before painting.  

Take time to tape the boundaries.

You might think that you’ll be careful enough to avoid painting your molding, but it’s harder than you think. It may be tedious to tape off all your molding and fixtures, but it will be worth it to avoid getting paint everywhere.  

Let the paint dry between coats.

In most cases, you’ll need at least two coats of paint for the best results. But you need to make sure that you let the first coat dry before you start the second. Wet paint on top of not-quite-dry paint results in a tacky mess that takes days to dry fully.  

Pro Painting Contractors | Painters Etcetera

The best way to avoid painting mistakes is to hire the painting contractors at Painters Etcetera! Our experienced team will have your home looking fresh and beautiful in no time.  

Contact our painting contractors in either Sudbury or Holliston for a quote.