Avoid These Common Painting Mistakes!

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Painting your house is easy, right? Well, that depends. If you’re an old hand at DIY, you’ve probably picked up a few tips and tricks, but even then there are probably some things you’ve not thought of before. 

For example, cleaning up after yourself is always going to be a tedious and time-consuming job, especially when you’re working with paint. So in this article, we’re going to look at some of the most common house painting mistakes and how to avoid them. 


Not Paying Attention to Natural Light

Natural light is really important when you’re selecting what colour to paint a room. The amount of natural light will be determined by what direction the windows face in the room relative to the sun, as well as the size and position of the windows. 

Additional light may enter from other adjoining rooms as well, especially if you have wide door-frames. If you’re not sure, why not consult a painting service?


Picking the Wall Colours First

First thing is first, you have to know what colour effect you’re looking for with your interior paint. Most likely, you’ll have to choose your colour based on a number of factors, such as the location of the room, the natural light, and what type of room it is. 

Along with this, you want to consider what effect you want to have. Do you want the room to seem more spacious, or more subdued? But the point is to choose the decor before the wall paint, as it is much easier to match the paint to the furniture than vice versa. 


Not Testing the Paint Colours

When choosing colours, try to select a few different possibilities so that you can compare the end result. If you don’t do this, you could end up with a colour that looks one way when it is wet in the paint can, but a different shade once it dries on the surface of your wall. This is especially true when you factor in how the paint will look when illuminated by natural light.

Pro tip: try to use a patch of wall that is going to end up behind furniture when you’re testing your colours, that way it’s less of a problem if the test patch appears slightly visible through the top layer of paint. Usually, this won’t be a problem, but it’s always better to be safe.


Forgetting About Paint Finishes 

The paint’s finish is the other key factor to consider when purchasing your paints. The finish is basically the texture and level of sheen that the paint will ultimately have once it has dried on your surface. 

Some examples of the most common finishes are eggshell, matte, gloss, high-gloss, and flat, and each one will have an ideal situation that it’s suited to. For example, gloss paint (like the name suggests) provides a glossy finish with a high level of sheen. 

When you’re selecting what and where to paint, be sure to take into account what finish will work where. For example, gloss paint is best suited for painting wooden frames of doors and windows, as well in environments that may have a higher level of moisture in the air, such as kitchens and bathrooms


Book an Appointment Today

Seems complicated? Why not get a professional who knows exactly what they’re doing to take care of your interior? At Let It Rain, we pride ourselves on our painting know-how and our commitment to quality.

So why wait? Contact us now by phone at 905-795-0212 or get a quote using the form on our website.