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Mistakes to Avoid When Painting

By Ryan Dicharry Construction - 7-20-2021

When you want to have your dream home right from the start, a custom home is the answer. Ryan Dicharry has been building custom homes for over 20 years, and helping families reach their dreams along the way. Once you move into your new home is when you can really start to add your own personal touches. One of the easiest ways to do this is to switch up the paint color. To make sure that you love the finished outcome, take care to avoid these common painting mishaps.

Ignoring Paint Finishes

Paint finishes range from flat to high gloss. The finish a paint has can greatly affect the ultimate look of a room as well as its durability. So, make sure to choose the sheen based on your needs. For example, if you have little ones running around, a paint with a higher sheen will work well for you since they tend to be more scuff resistant and easier to clean.

Not Purchasing Enough Paint

One of the most frustrating experiences is running out of paint in the middle of your project. There are handy online paint calculators that can help you estimate how much paint you will need. But another good rule of thumb is that one gallon of paint can cover roughly 400 square feet. At the end of the day, it is better to have more paint than you need than not enough. Having extra paint can prove to be useful if you ever need to do touch ups.

Skimping On Tools

It is always tempting to save on your budget where you can when completing a project. But penny pinching when buying your painting tools can lead to more frustration and wasted time. Cheaper brushes and rollers are more likely to leave hairs behind, as well as streaks. If you buy quality tools from the outset, you can save yourself time and money.

And there you have it! With a little thoughtfulness you can avoid these commonly made painting mistakes and enjoy the transformative power of color.