How to Paint Cleaner Lines

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How to Paint Cleaner Lines

15 November 2017
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If you have a free weekend and want to spend some time on some easy home upgrades, look no further than a simple paint job. Painting is definitely the most successful DIY project that will have a significant impact on your home style. You can completely change the look and feel of any room by applying a new paint color.

This article gives you a few simple tips that will make your paint job look just little more professional. In the end, your friends will probably ask who you hired to paint your walls. They will be impressed when you tell them that you did it yourself.

Create Perfect Edges and Lines

The key to any successful paint job is the edges and lines. That is, wherever two different paint colors meet, you want the lines to be as straight and clean as possible. This is not only one of the most visible parts of your paint job that will stand out visibly, it is also the hardest part of any painting project. Actually painting the majority of your walls, whether you use rollers or spray guns is going to be very easy. But, creating the edges takes a little more patience and skill.

The best lines are the result of great taping. That is, you need to apply the tape with accuracy, to get the lines straight, and some strength, to make sure the paint sticks to the surface. Your fingers will probably be raw after pressing and rubbing down the tape over textured surfaces. Where padded gloves so your fingers don't get too raw. This is also very helpful when it comes to get the tape to stick better on textured surfaces.

Maintain the Same Temp When You Paint

Painting interior surfaces is usually easier because you don't have to deal with the elements. On top of this, paint might dry slightly differently if you paint in different temperature and conditions. Paint will obviously dry slower in a moist climate.

The temperature can also have an effect on drying times. When paint dries at dramatically different rates, it often ends up with slight color and sheen variations. That is, if you paint during a hot day, and then later on a cold night, the paint might look different. So, it is a good idea to control the temperature and maintain a constant setting in any room you are painting. Whether this means running the heat or AC, this will help produce a more uniform paint finish.

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