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Painting  /  November 10, 2022

5 Tips to Help You Paint Your Calgary Home Like a Pro!

Tips to help you paint your home like a pro

Applying a fresh coat of paint is the easiest way to rejuvenate any room in your house. A paint job can affect the overall aesthetic of your home, so if you can’t afford to hire a professional for the job, use these five tips to paint your Calgary home like a pro.

1. Get Paint Samples

Most stores that sell paint offer free chips that allow you to see how the colour will look on your wall. Unfortunately, these paper samples are often slightly off. They can’t give you a true understanding of how these shade will work once it has been applied. You can ask for a paint sample and the store will give you a small amount of the actual paint that you can apply to the wall and make sure that it is the hue you want.

2. Clean Areas Before Painting

Cleaning walls before painting is an important step that many people skip. If you fail to remove dirt, dust and other impurities from the surface of your wall before you paint, you can see the grime through the dry paint. For a smooth, flawless fresh coat of paint, it’s best to wipe down walls with a wet rag to remove any traces of grime. Let the area dry before painting so that the paint will stick.

3. Consider the Size of Your Roller

Paint rollers come in various sizes, but most hardware stores only carry the 9-inch variety. This standard size works well for most rooms, but it is ineffective for reaching small crevices or applying paint to large walls. You may find it beneficial to invest in a 3-inch roller as well as some that are 18 inches wide to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

4. Paint the Trim First

Most people paint walls first to avoid dripping colour onto the white trim boards. Although this method is sometimes beneficial, it is usually faster to paint trim boards first. If you paint trim first, you can go as quickly as possible and not worry about getting the trim colour on your walls. Just remember to let the trim boards dry so that you can apply painter’s tape and get clean, crisp lines when you paint the walls.

5. Apply Even Layers

Applying paint sloppily leaves you with ridges and drips in the dry paint. Make sure you apply smooth, even layers across the entire wall so that each portion matches. Paint actually provides your wall with texture in addition to colour, so it’s important to get the same amount of paint on every part of the wall.

Why It’s Best To Hire a Professional

Painting a room is a relatively easy project, but it takes a lot of time to do it properly. You also need to have a steady hand to apply the paint evenly and avoid getting colour on your trim boards. If you fail to take your time and paint properly, the finished project won’t look good. It’s always a good idea to find a professional who knows how to paint the trim. Handyman Connection has a team of workers who are skilled craftsmen and have years of experience completing various handyman jobs, including painting.

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Painting is an easy, cost-efficient way to upgrade your home. However, it is also a tedious and time-consuming task, and if you don’t have a steady hand, you probably won’t be happy with the final project. It’s always a good idea to contact the team of craftsmen at Handyman Connection for painting services in Calgary. We are happy to help you rejuvenate your home, so contact us today to make an appointment.

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