Colouring your home is something that is fun and interesting when you do it right. But that does not mean that it is something that you should get into without an aim with just the hopes of cutting down on labour costs because you will be disappointed. Getting into colouring up your home in the wrong way with the use of wrong methods and techniques will actually cost you far more than doing it right or getting professional help. Here are some of the most common mistakes DIY homeowners make because they do not realize that they are doing it.
Not Preparing the Right Way
You cannot afford to skip out on prepping for the process. The biggest difference between a project that is well done and something that is half-baked and reeks of cheap DIY that was haphazardly pulled off is the time that the individual takes their time in preparing for it. If you do not want to employ house painters and you are determined to do this all by yourself, you need to educate yourself on how should be doing this and gathering all the gear need for it along with learning the right techniques. In addition to this self-prepping you will also need to prep your home for the task, so you will need to learn in detail about that aspect of it as well.
Trying To Save Up On the Equipment
This is one more really easily avoidable mistake that most people make. If you try to save some money on the brushes and the rollers hoping that they will bring down your budget, you are only setting yourself up for an expensive and possibly a lot tougher cover up job for all those really bad looking brush strokes that you can see on the walls along with the uneven colour distribution. Besides using the wrong equipment will most certainly make you use up more of the applicant so you really will not be saving anything at all.
Not Picking the Correct Kind of Tape
You need to use high quality painter’s tape if you want to avoid all those blurs and edges that dribble down and have those sharp lines that are super neat and smooth. Avoid using your fingers and with the help of a putty knife or even a mini scraper make sure that there are no bubbles and that the tape is stuck through nice and tight to get those highly sharp professional looking edges and lines.
Skimping On the Primer
There is a reason that professionals use primer. It comes in handy to cover up all the imperfections on your walls and will ensure the longevity of the application. If there is an applicant that comes with both the colour and the primer in one that is alright to use, especially if the walls were coloured earlier on. However even in this case the wall needs to be in really great shape and needs to be a matte finish. If there is anything else you are looking for, you will definitely need to invest in a primer for the best results.