As far as DIY remodels go, there aren't many projects as affordable cost effective as painting. Painting your home yourself is an extremely manageable project that can be handled by homeowners of any skill level. That is, you don't need to have any contracting or painting experience to paint your walls. The process of painting is very simple and can be done quite quickly with a few workers. Most of the work is very simple, even though it is going to be time consuming and messy. However, in order to create professional looking lines and edges around your walls, you need to figure out the best technique for each surface. The best technique depends on the surface your painting on. This article explains the best way to create perfect lines on a couple of the most common interior surfaces.
If you are painting on smooth walls, whether they are plaster or drywall, you can rely on painters tape. A smooth surface will tape will work well on smooth surfaces. It will create a paint tight seal, enabling you to basically liberally paint right over the tape line. Of course, you want to make sure that you push down the tape very firmly before you paint over it.
Most interior walls have some sort of texture. The roughness of your wall texture is a very significant factor when it comes to creating nice lines. Even a subtle texture on drywall can make it so rough that painter's tape doesn't really work. That is, when you paint over the tape, the paint is bound to sleep underneath it because there are small pockets and air bubbles that don't stay pressed down. The end result is that , when you pull your tape away, you will have a splotchy line with bleeds. In order to perfect your lines on textured surfaces, you can use painters tape and spackling paste. Basically, you want to apply your tape, pressing it down as firmly as possible. Then, with just your finger, you will spread a minimal amount of spackling paste over the tape line.
This paste will basically fill in the air bubbles gaps where the paint otherwise penetrate. You can basically wipe the paste onto the tape line, and then wipe it off. You don't want to leave too much of the paste on the drywall. You only want it to go into the gaps. Once you apply the spackling paste, you can paint over your tape with confidence. Contact a company, like Decorators Service Co., Inc., for more help.