When remodeling a home, homeowners often want to do their own paint job to save time and money. However, they may be concerned that their skills may not deliver a paint job that is as good as a professional. Here are six steps that anyone whether a hobbyist or a professional can follow to achieve that sleek DIY paint job with ease.

Removing damaged paint

Getting rid of your old, flaking paint is essential to help you get a long-lasting paint job. Never skip this step. Leaving the old paint on your walls will make your new coat of paint go faster. Use sandpaper to smooth the rough edges of the wall to avoid thin, weak spots in the new coat of paint.

Clean your painting surface

Mud and debris are a painter's worst enemy. The slippery texture of these particles prevents the paint from adhering to the desired surface. Clean the surface of your painting at least twice first with a damp cloth and soap, and then with clean water and a soft towel. If you are painting the exterior of your home, note other contaminants such as cobwebs and mildew. You may need bleach and water to clean them.

Repair damaged surfaces

After removing the old paint, you will notice some holes and cracks in your wall. First, make a deep opening so you can remove debris and any old filler. Once you're done, patch the cracks with new fillers. Use a putty knife to create a smooth and even surface before painting your wall with sealers. Sealers apply a coat to any surface that has holes or cracks to provide consistent coverage.

Use proper techniques to paint

From paint thickness to painting patterns, proper painting techniques are essential for that perfect paint job. If your coat of paint is too thin, your walls will look dull when the paint dries. Conversely, very thick layers tend to crack. Although painting walls requires no artistic skills, it is important that you use the right strokes. Always cover previous strokes to get an even coat of paint. An 'N' or inverted 'N' stroke is recommended. Find the right time Humidity, wind and strong sunlight are not the artist's friend. Extremely hot temperatures can cause the paint to dry before you can apply it evenly. Meanwhile, humid weather will create bubbles on the painted surface. As a good rule of thumb, paint in shade when the weather is cool and dry.

Utilise the right tools

The quality of the equipment and materials used affects the longevity of your paint. High-quality tools and materials help you avoid common problems like cracking. You should always coat your surface with a primer and undercoat before applying the desired paint on top. Nippon Paint Aqua Primer Sealer Undercoat is a great choice because it combines the properties of both primers and sealers.

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