You might have heard some experts telling you that if you have some interior/exterior house painting project, go get yourself a house painter New Brunswick, as they are professionally skilled, experienced, and well-equipped. This is true in all aspects. However, if you are used to doing house projects on your own, you can still learn some tips and techniques on how to minimize mistakes at least. We understand that there are times we want to do things on our own in order to personalize the house projects that we want to have.  

If you are planning on painting your interior or exterior, we will share to you some of the effective hacks that we have gathered from the interview that we had with the experts in the field.  

1.Preserve the painting brush with your gloves 

According to one expert, it is advised that you wear a nitrile glove when painting, as they will serve two purposes: first, they keep your hands clean whenever you want to take a break from painting, and second, it keeps the brush from drying out. You just need to grab the bristles with the gloved hand and pull the glove over the wet bristles. Tie it with something and you are keeping the air out.  

2. Use cardboard rather than drop cloths 

Drop cloths are typically slippery, too big, clumsy, and make you become messy especially when to comes to moving them around. On the other hand, the cardboard is thick and frictional. This means they can be less movable when you are using it and can be easily transported whatever you want to move it to the other area.  

3. Do the ceilings first before the walls 

This is the common subtle mistake that most homeowners do. They paint the walls, and then after several days, they would then realize that the ceilings do match the new,crisp color of the newly painted wall, so they decide to paint the ceiling and creating some mess on the wall. So, to avoid doing this, study and assess first your ceiling’s condition before having the first stroke on your wall. In this way, you will be able to carefully analyze if you will be needing some new paint on the ceiling, and if you do, paint the ceiling first before the wall to avoid some mess.  

4.Slap the paint than smooth it out 

One of the best advices given by the experts is to slap some paint by padding the brush with paint, lay it on heavily in small sections using short, quick strokes before blending the paint into the section you painted before. After the that, smooth the paint by having long strikes in one direction.  

Other hacks: 

Store your paintbrush bristles in the cardboard wrappers  

Do not clean or put the liners in your paint trays, but rather pour any excess paint back into the can and let it dry.  

Final thoughts 

We shared with your some of the effective tips in painting your interior and exterior to avoid some painting mistakes. However, it is still recommended that you contact a professional painter..