Creating A Great Construction Environment

About a year ago, I realized that there were a few things that I needed to do around the house to make my place feel more like a home. For starters, I knew that I needed to replace the carpet, since it was damaged from years of use. Unfortunately, I knew that I didn't have the skills to take care of things on my own, so I turned to a team of professional contractors. They were incredible to work with, and even taught me how to create a great construction environment for my team. After the project was done, I knew that I wanted to make a blog about creating a positive construction environment.

Common DIY Painting Mistakes

Construction & Contractors Blog

You visited your local home improvement store and found the perfect color to paint your bedroom. What could go wrong? The answer is — a lot. People often minimize the level of skill necessary to paint, but this is a mistake. If you think painting a room inside your home is a simple task you can do on your own, learn about some of the common mistakes people make.

Forgetting to Prep

Prepping the surface is one of the most essential steps in the paint application process, yet many people forget about it. Surface prep should always begin with you cleaning the walls you plan to paint. Paint adheres better to clean and smooth surfaces. Even small particles of dust on the wall can prevent the paint from adhering properly and lead to problems later on down the line. 

Poor Brush Selection

All paintbrushes are not the same. The type of paint that you are selecting will determine the style of brush that is best suited for the task. If you overlook this factor, you may be left with a paint application that is streaky or blotchy. For example, with oil-based paint, a brush made from natural fibers is best. The quality of the brush is also important. Even if you select the right style of brush for the paint selection, if the brush is flimsy, you still won't get the finish you're hoping for. 

Thinking More Is Best

Less is more when it comes to painting. People will sometimes apply thick coats of paint because they believe it will offer greater coverage and that adding more paint can cover imperfection. However, neither is a true statement. It would be much better for you to apply three light coats than it would one thick coat. Precision is necessary. 

Moving Too Fast

Painting is also a time-consuming process, which is something many people forget about. Once they get started with the application, they realize how much time it will take and sometimes move to get done as quickly as possible. But moving too fast is a mistake. You must allow plenty of time between each coat if you want to achieve a quality paint application. In some instances, you may even need to wait for 24 hours between applications.

The above are just a few of the mistakes that often come with painting on your own. For less stress and a better finish, it's best to rely on a professional painting service like Carvey Painting & Decorating Inc for all your application needs. 

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6 July 2018