Some Secrets Only Professional Painters Know

As professional painters, these so-called “secrets” are the tips and tricks that make painters true professionals. These are the painting techniques that make them pros to achieve a perfectly smooth and satisfying paint job while cutting down on time to finish the job faster, especially when residential painting is concerned.

The trim is painted first, followed by the ceiling, then the walls

Professional painters follow a strict pattern when painting commercial or residential interiors. It’s easier to tape off the trim first when painting the ceiling and walls. Trim painting can be fast and doesn’t have to be neat. It becomes neat when the walls are painted.

Avoiding lap marks when wall painting

Lap marks are ugly stripes caused by uneven layers of paint buildup. This occurs when wet paint rolls over paint that’s partly dried. Professionals are experts at painting an entire all at once and maintaining wet edges to avoid lap marks.

The room is cleared before painting

Professionals clear out the entire room as part of their prep. If something is too big to move out of the room, it is covered either with plastic or canvas drop cloths.

All holes are filled, even small ones

New paint will not hide tiny dents and scratches. It will only highlight them. All holes and dents, whether deep, tiny, or narrow, are filled using epoxy wood fillers or by caulking.

Caulking between woodwork and walls

The pros always run a crisp bead of caulk between woodwork and walls. They run a thin bead of paintable acrylic caulk inside where wood meets the wall for a smooth, professional finish. They also remove extra caulk with a putty knife.

More prep time, less time painting

There is more to painting than just paint and rollers. The more time professionals spend prepping a room for new paint, the less time it takes and the finished paint job will look splendid and satisfying. Prepping involves a lot of washing, patching, repairing, caulking, sanding, and vacuuming. Taking care of even the smallest imperfections during the prep time will save a lot later since no back-jobs are needed.

A&A Painting Ltd.

As professional painters and contractors, the above, and maybe more, aren’t even secrets anymore since customers will see how the pros at A&A Painting work and do their painting jobs. Our painting service teams have been providing painting services for the Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, and West Kootenay areas for over 30 years. That’s 30 years’ worth of satisfied customers. So, for a great professional finish for your interiors, call us today.

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