Stuck indoors and running out of things to do? Nooooo. Paint. Paint. Paint! You can transform a boring old room in no time with a quick coat of paint. Just make sure you do it like a prop and avoid these mistakes.
1. Using the Wrong Brush
Natural bristle brushes work best with oil-based paints and synthetic brushes work best with water based latex paint.
2. Leaving that Funny Blue Painter’s Tape Up too Long
Don’t let it sit too long or else! If you did, try a blow dryer to heat it up to ease removal.
3. Not Watching the Weather.
No you did not just start painting while it’s too hot or too cold.
4. You Must Use Primer
You don’t want to see that old color. Primer will make sure you never see it again.
5. Roller Marks on the Ceiling
Avoid this by leaving yourself some room at the top and then go back later and paint that strip. Use window cleaner to clean up wet paint spots.
6. Trying to Cover Wall Paper With Water-Based Paint.
No. No. No. You must use Oil based paint for this.