After putting in time and effort to paint your walls, it can be a tremendous disappointment if you’re left with less than perfect results due to a few painting mistakes. While you could cover them up with a few pictures or furniture, it’s best to fix them the right way.
Below we’ll teach you how to fix these common painting mistakes or avoid them in the first place.
- Paint Drippings
You can fix paint drippings by carefully scraping the paint drips with a scraper. Use sandpaper to smooth out the area and repaint.
Don’t put too much paint on your paintbrush to avoid paint drippings in future.
- Brush Marks
To get rid of brush marks on wood you have to sand the area with a machine sander and repaint the area
To avoid brush marks don’t overload your paintbrush and use proper painting techniques.
Clean the stained area by using a pre-paint cleaner like TSP. Once it’s completely dry, cover the stain with an oil-based undercoat, then repaint.
Stains will show up if you don’t prime your surface properly before painting. Make sure you use a quality primer for the best results.
- Flaking Paint
Use a wire brush or paint scraper to remove paint on affected areas. Sand the area by starting out with a coarse sandpaper and finally ending with a fine one. Make sure you smooth the edges properly. Prime and repaint.
Paint tends to flake when you paint over a damp surface but can also happen over time if your wall is exposed to excessive moisture.
Thoroughly wash the affected area with a pre-paint cleaner and a wired brush. Allow the wall to dry completely (two days at least) and then prime the surface with a mildew protectant primer. Once dry, repaint.
While this isn’t necessarily a painting mistake, it is a common occurrence in areas with excessive moisture. Using a primer formulated to prevent mould will go a long way.
You can easily avoid all of the above-mentioned painting mistakes by hiring a skilled painting contractor for your painting projects. For a quote from the most affordable and reliable painters in Pretoria, get in touch with Sipenda Painting Contractors Pretoria today.