Make Painting Easier Using Simple Tricks
Edited by Ian Gabriel T. Tolledo, Nerissa Avisado, Christine Cruz, Eng and 1 other
In the past, painting the house is a job left to either a professional house painter or your friendly handyman. Today, it is a task that can be accomplished by homeowners - thanks to the availability of products and tools that can be easily had from local hardware stores. What used to be the complicated art of mixing and splashing paint colors on any surface in the house is now a chore that even a housewife can accomplish without sweat. More than ever, there are ways to make painting easier using simple tricks that can give a seasoned painter a run for his money.
Painting any room in your home is the easiest and fastest way to give it a facelift. However, the job can be both exciting and intimidating. Doing a make-over for the house using your own two hands can merit you some compliments, especially if the result is something stunning. Apart from being economical, it allows you to be in your creative best. On the other hand, embarking on a DIY house painting may consume much of your time and effort. Unless you are prepared to offer some lifestyle sacrifices, there's no reason to hesitate painting the house yourself. And when you do, you can rely on countless simple tricks to help lighten up your painting job.
Common Tools and Materials You Need for Painting the House
- Paint brush: angle brush, sash brush
- Roller cover
- Roller extension pole
- Paint tray
- 5-in-1 tool to serve many purposes, such as opening paint can and wall cracks, scraping loose paint, and cutting tape
- Putty knife
- Old newspapers
- Painter's tape
Here are Simple Tricks to Make Painting Easier
A. Before Painting
- 1Estimate the amount of paint you need for the area.Advertisement
- 3Clean the surface.
- 4Use old newspapers to cover furniture and floor.
- 5Remove light switch faceplates and screws.
- 6Press the painter's tape with a putty knife.
B. During Painting
- 2Recycle paint tray.
- 3Reach tight spaces.
C. After Painting
- 3Place an onion to eliminate the paint odor.Advertisement
Tips, Tricks and Warnings
- Make sure to have an extra quart of paint just in case you need to retouch some spots.
- When using a roller, go only in one direction to avoid marks on the surface.
- Peel off the painter's tape shortly after the paint has dried already. If you take long to remove it, the surrounding paint may chip. In that case, run a razor in between the tape and the painted surface to peel the tape away.
- Gently run a brown paper bag over rough painted surface to smooth it. Unlike sandpaper, the paper bag will not leave any scratch marks.
- If the painter's tape you're using is old, place it in the microwave for 10 seconds to rejuvenate it.
- Use cotton ear buds to remove paint smudges in small spots.
- Use wet wipes with alcohol content to remove tiny drops of paint.
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