Home School Painting Mistakes To Avoid In Kennett Square, PA
While you may not have had too much say in your child or children starting to study full time from home, it’s entirely possible that you grew to enjoy the benefits of a home school, with or without the involvement of an online digital academy.
Though at first you may not have needed to concern yourself with the aesthetic of your home school, as time progressed you may have found yourself in a situation in which you wanted the area in which your kid or kids learned to look nice.
Painting is one way that you can get your home school looking its best but there are mistakes that can happen during the painting process that can throw off the whole project — but knowing about them will help prevent them.
With that being the case, let’s have a look at some home school painting mistakes to avoid when you want a well painted home school.
1. Using The Wrong Kind Of Paint
One thing that you will want to do when you are looking to paint your home school area is to make sure that you are making use of the right sort of paint for the kind of painting work that you will be doing.
Since you are painting a home school, you are going to want a paint that is easy to clean — and that means a glossy paint in particular, which wipes easily with a bit of water and a cloth.
If you make use of flat paint, it will be much more difficult to clean (perhaps impossible with paint coming off if you try to wipe it clean) but on the plus side flat paint is better at hiding surface imperfections than glossy paint.
2. Not Cleaning Before Painting
A mistake that people make when they’re looking to paint their home school is to just presume that since they are painting, there’s no need for them to clean at all and that the paint is just going to cover up everything.
However, cleaning is absolutely an important part of the process of painting your home school and if you fail to do so, what you are going to do is to end up with walls that are dirty but have paint on them.
Make sure that you spend the time to clean the surfaces that you’re going to be painting and then allow more time to pass after you have cleaned so that you will have dry surfaces upon which to apply your primer coat.
If you don’t spend any time cleaning before you paint, it will be quite clear that you have not done so and you ultimately are going to have to do the whole work over again.
3. Not Making Use Of Primer
Speaking of primer, a good number of people make the mistake of skipping right past the primer step of the painting process and going right to applying the first coat of paint — and sometimes they leave it at just the one coat of paint!
Primer does a few things but the key things that are important for your painting project are making a surface that is more smooth for applying paint — and making a surface that is more adhesive and ready to take the paint that you will be applying next.
The adhesive nature of primer means that you are going to not need to make for a new painting project for longer than if you would not make use of the primer — and this helps you to bring down the overall price of your painting project.
Consider hiring a professional painting contractor in Kennett Square, PA like Left Moon Painting. We have years of experience offering residential repainting services in Kennett Square, PA. If you would like to try us, request a FREE estimate below to get started, or call us at (484) 757-5295 for more information.