4 Pro Commercial Painting Tips to Know
When you're painting any large area in a commercial facility, it's usually best to call professional painters like ANP Painting Contractors to handle the job. Painting is often more involved than you may realise, and it's vital that you prep the surface properly and use the right tools and materials to get a smooth finish. Commercial painters will be experts at this. However, if you do decide to paint a small area of your home or office, note a few commercial painting tips from the pros.
1. Use a putty knife on painting tape
When you set down painting tape on baseboards and other areas, you may notice that it may tend to bubble up and pull away from the surface. To stop this from happening, use small sections at one time and then a putty knife over the top of the tape to gently press it into place. The putty knife will allow you a smooth edge so that you can easily press down the tape while allowing it to get right up next to the surface about to be painted.
2. Use tinted primer
Tinted primer is a good choice because it helps to preserve the true color of your paint, and you may need to only apply one coat of paint rather than two or three to get the color you want. If you use white primer this can lighten the color of paint so that it looks somewhat pale and drab. However, primer that is tinted in the same color family as your paint can preserve the overall look.
3. Use a sanding sponge for crevices
If you ever wonder how professional painters get cracks and crevices to be smooth and even, they often use what is called a sanding sponge. This is a type of sanding tool that isn't flat like paper but which is shaped like a sponge so that it gets into all those crevices, giving you a smooth surface for painting. If you're going to be painting very porous wood or concrete, invest in a sanding sponge.
4. Paint one wall right after brushing the edge
You might assume it's easier to do trim work on all the walls of a room and then to go back and paint the main surface of the walls. However, paint you apply with a brush along the edge and paint applied with a roller are going to blend more seamlessly when they're applied right after each other. Rather than allowing the trim to dry and then begin rolling, start your rolling right after applying trim paint. Then move on to another wall and do the same.