Attic Painting Techniques To Know In Pocopson, PA
Though sometimes a room that is rarely visited, your attic is nevertheless an important room in your home — even if it’s just there to store memories and things from long ago, or seasonal items that you only need to pull out when the time is right.
It’s worth noting that there are things that you can do when you’re looking to improve the overall look of your attic and painting is your go-to strategy in order to make for a better painting process.
Let’s have a look at some attic painting techniques to know when you’re looking to get a better looking attic.
1. Protect Your Floor And Things
One thing you’re going to want to be sure to do when you’re looking to paint your attic is to protect your attic floor and the things in your attic from the drips and spills that come along with the painting process.
Of course, if you are able to remove things from the attic it would be preferable that you do that but of course sometimes it’s just not feasible to take things out of your attic — and so when things cannot be removed they have to be protected.
There are a number of ways that you can protect your floor and attic things, such as tarp and drop cloths, and what may work for you might be too difficult a solution for another — be sure that the protective material doesn’t let paint get through, of course.
2. Use Multiple Coats
It sometimes happens that when you have applied just one coat of paint, particularly in a room like your attic, you will not notice the coat of paint is quite as visible as it were.
Since this is almost certain to happen when you’re painting your attic, you need to make a plan from the outset to apply more than one coat of paint — and for some people, this means that a few coats of paint are going to need to be applied.
The good thing to know as far as technique goes is that you’re going to want to apply the coat of paint and then wait for that coat to fully dry before you’ll be able to determine whether another coat is needed — and if it is, it’s good anyhow to wait so that you aren’t damaging the previous coat when you apply the next one.
3. High Quality Brushes And Rollers
Though it may be tempting to save money on your painting project by purchasing lower-quality brushes and rollers, this would be quite a bit of a mistake indeed.
For one, you will find that just applying the primer and paint that you have for the walls in your attic is going to be a much smoother and easier process when you aren’t using the cheapest paint brushes and rollers that you can find in the dollar spot at your local big box store.
On top of this, you will actually find that these cheaper brushes and rollers come to pieces a lot more easily as you are using them, utterly ruining the work that you are trying to do — and not worth the money that you save when buying them.
4. Primer Before Paint
Speaking of primer, primer is one thing that you’re not going to want to skip in painting your attic — it can make the difference between a painting project that goes well and one that takes a while and ultimately needs to be redone not even that long after you’ve finished.
The way that it will help the project go better is in the way that it makes it easier to apply paint after you have applied it — it makes for a smoother surface, that is.
In terms of getting your project to last longer — you will have a more adhesive surface by using primer so the paint will stay on longer, leading it to be a longer period of time before you will need to paint the room again.
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