Laundry Room Painting Mistakes To Avoid In Unionville, PA
When you’re trying to make your laundry room look nicer, one thing that you may want to do is to paint it — but you can easily get your laundry room done wrong if you make one of a few painting mistakes.
The good thing to know is that these are mistakes that can actually be avoided if you are aware of them, and take steps not to make them.
With that being the case, let’s have a look at some laundry room painting mistakes to avoid when you want a better painted laundry room.
1. Leaving The Machines In Place
One thing that you’re going to want to make sure you do not do is to leave the machines in their place — the washer and the dryer, specifically.
The issue with this is that if you leave your laundry machines where they are, it’s going to be considerably more difficult to paint the walls.
Instead what you are going to want to do is to move them forward even just enough to be able to access the walls, and that will help you while you are painting that particular wall — and once you have finished and the paint is dry you can of course move the machines back should the space be limited and you need it to access the other walls.
2. Not Considering Other Colors
When you are thinking about a laundry room, you may think that you just about have to paint it white because that is all you know about laundry rooms and therefore you don’t want to stray from that at all.
The good news is that this doesn’t have to be the case — laundry rooms can be colors other than white, and really the only limitation on the color that you choose is that you can choose any color that you like.
Of course, it would help quite a bit for your laundry room to still have a good look to it, so you should look at the things in the room and see if the color or colors you choose will go well with those other things in the room — and perhaps get a paint sample to see how the new color will contrast with the existing ones.
3. Not Cleaning
Just because it’s a laundry room doesn’t mean you don’t have to clean it before painting the walls.
You’re going to be cleaning more than just the surfaces of the walls that are going to be painted, though of course if you don’t realize that you have to clean those you should learn this now as painting over dirty walls will only result in dirty looking walls with paint over top them, never a pleasant looking thing.
You should also clean the area near where you are going to be painting, as you will find that if you do not do so you may well get dust or dirt from the room onto the walls as you are painting, which will ultimately make for a finished paintwork that does not look as good as it should.
4. Not Letting Surfaces Dry
It’s understandable that you’re going to want to get your painting of the laundry room done in a timely manner but if you try to apply paint to the walls before the primer has dried, or before the first coat of paint has dried, you will find yourself looking at a mess.
By not letting the surface to dry before moving on, you will actually start to remove what was previously applied while at the same time applying the new coat — and the two mixed together will make for some significant painting issues.
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