One of the best ways to be successful at a DIY interior paint project is to be aware of the potential mistakes that can be made. Here is a short list of these.
Cutting the Wrong Corners
One of the tasks that come with interior painting is what is known as cutting in the corners. This means that all the corner areas are painted first. A mistake when it comes to cutting corners in another sense is skilling some of the tasks or “cutting corners” to save time. One of these is not spending enough time on preparation. This means emptying the room as much as possible so that there is a clear working area. It means doing the repairs on the surface that is necessary. It also means taking the extra step to prime the walls before applying the colours. If any of these steps are missed, it can lead to a disaster. Paint can be spilled on the furniture. Walls not repaired will definitely look bad once the new paint is applied. Unprimed walls will soak in the paint.
Skimping on Supplies
Everyone wants to save money. This is one of the reasons why people take on DIY projects. They also tend to try and cut back on the costs of paint supplies and maybe even the paint itself. Cheap paint brushes will leave hairs on the wet paint. Inferior rollers will leave streaks. Poor quality paint will not last. Plus, the finished project will not look its best.
Not Cleaning Up Properly
There are always a few touch-ups that are needed. Especially after the trim has been painted. Not doing this right away will detract from the overall completed look of the paint project. Clean up also includes cleaning the supplies. When done right, they can be used again, otherwise, they will have to be thrown out.