Eagle Eye Painting is not only dedicated to providing the best services to customers that choose us for their commercial or residential painting needs, but also to assisting those that still prefer to perform such painting services themselves. Although Eagle Eye Painting can provide professional services in less than half the time that it takes the individual to perform the job, the following are some tips that you can use to paint like a professional and get the best out of your commercial or residential property. Many of these tips are applicable whether your canvas is the interior or exterior of your property.
Keeping Track of Paint Colors
Some paint colors are so close that it can be difficult to match your previously painted home or business when you need to repair scratches or touch up the surface. Keep track of the color in a notebook and/or on the paint can, this will help prevent you from using the wrong paint when you need to do touch ups.
Using Paint Primer
Prime anything that has a raw surface. One of the reasons that many amateur paint jobs end up looking dull is that the painter fails to use a primer before applying the first coat of paint. Primer is actually one of the most important parts of the process. It keeps stains or imperfections from the deeper layers of the wall from showing through your paint, helps your paint to spread evenly to the wall without significant blisters and increases the time between paint jobs. It also helps the layer of paint appear much more bright and vibrant.
If you are painting with a lighter color over a darker color, one of the ways that you can make sure you hide the underlying color is by tinting the primer before applying it.
Finding a Good Time to Paint Exteriors
When you decide to paint the exterior of your home or business, pay attention to what the weather will do during the day before getting set up. For the best drying times, avoid painting when the temperature is below 50 degrees F or when it exceeds 105 degrees F. In addition, avoid painting when it is raining or windy outside. The rain can dilute your paint before it has a chance to dry. Wind can blow dirt onto your fresh paint or cause it to dry far too quickly. If you can, avoid painting in direct sunlight. Not only will this make painting a much more tiresome task, it will cause other adverse effects as well.
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