The biggest difference between a good paint job and a so-so work is detailing: You have swayed through the trimming of the window just once haven’t you, when the trimming clearly needed several applications–or you didn’t care about the margins of the switchboards at all when you had to cover it with the painting tape.
The fact that you avoid hard work and jump to end the whole things fast makes you an amateur. Here is where the professional stand out. The painters who do it for a living know that its bread and better to get the job on time, but they also know that it’s about professional reputation and goodwill as well. They can’t afford to stain the floor poorly or not cleaning the door trims.
Amateurs buy low-quality applicators, well, sometimes:
The professionals know that buying the best quality paint isn’t enough and without a good applicator, nothing can be done. The amateurs tend to buy what’s cheap. Take a look at your previous paint job, are there lumps or streaks visible? That’s because the brush you had used had a thick fiber. The hair of a good paint brush will always be fine, thin and soft but strong enough to load the idea amount of paint.
Similarly, if you are using a poor quality roller, it will show. Poor quality sponges soak a lot of paint and you need a superficial dab.
If the walls you have to paint aren’t sanded right, or there are holes or cracks visible, the paint will appear uneven and streaky and you won’t be able to achieve finesse. Prepare the walls in the best way possible, fill in holes or cracks, patch the areas with cement or plaster, take the old paint out of the wall and get rid of any stains and marks before you apply the primer. Home interior painting experts always take their time with wall preparation so that they achieve the best results.
No tools or poor quality tools:
When you DIY a project, expect that you will have to buy the required tools as well. Purchase cut brushes to reach the difficult areas like around the switches and beside the trim of the door, corners and other small spaces. Buy rollers to deal with larger areas. Buy painting tapes to ensure a good texture. Purchase a ladder or take it on rent to reach the area above your head. Stepping on furniture or other things but a step ladder will not let you stand with a good posture which will affect the painting.
Prime is there to prime, please use it:
A color correction is essential for a fine paint job. Always apply enough amount of primer to the walls to make sure the dark grey of the cement or sharp white of the plaster isn’t visible from underneath. Another job of the primer is to keep the paint intact from the surface of the wall; if you aren’t applying a primer on the walls the paint will chip faster than it’s due. For the new interior painting, never forget to apply enough primer.
Emergency painting = Disaster:
Painting is a time taking process. You have to do a lot of work before painting the walls. One mistake amateurs do is that, they rush to get the work done and in the haste, they don’t deal with the tricky areas carefully, or apply uneven layers or coats. You have to learn that if you are not hiring professional house painting services, you are required to do everything yourself and it will take time. Be patient enough to expect a delay because you will have to redo a few areas where the results aren’t satisfactory.