It can be difficult to find time and money for home-improvement projects. However, sometimes the most effective and worthwhile projects are those that are cheap and easy to do yourself. This is definitely true when it comes to interior painting. Painting the inside of your house is going to be one of the most easily achieved DIY project because the cost is minimal, the supplies are easy to use, and the process is not that complicated.
This article explains how you can make your interior paint job look a little bit better by following a couple of simple techniques.
Create Better Lines
The quality of any paint job is very dependent on the lines. That is, the lines and edges of any wall, or where to different paint colors come together, need to be at Street Queens possible. If your lines are sloppy, wavy and, and have leads, your wall, and your entire paint job, I'm not going to look professional.
Creating perfect lines was harder than you might think. Most people think that painters tape, especially since it cost so much, it's going to create a perfectly sealed line. However, painters tape itself doesn't get the job done. Paint can seep underneath the tape, especially when there is a porous or textured surface.
In reality, painter's tape really only works good on extremely smooth, hard surfaces, like hardwood or plastic. On the other hand, painting services will often paint their lines freehand. That is, they don't use any tape, and they basically just eye it. However, this is not a technique you should attempt if you don't have painting experience.
Using Spackling Paste
To create clean lines, without any bleeds, you should use painters tape along with lightweight sparkling paste. You will first put down the tape, making sure to press it down firmly. Then, you get out the spackling paste. You should wear latex gloves to protect your fingers when spreading the paste. Basically, you just spread a very thin amount of paste right onto the line of tape. Wipe it on and then off with you finger so you don't leave too much on the wall.
You don't want to alter the texture of the wall. All you really want is to make sure the paste spreads into the gaps between the tape and the wall. These won't be noticeable or visible, but the paint can't seep into these gaps and leave you with a sloppy line if they aren't filled.
This is a simple way for anybody to create better lines when painting their interior.