Recreation Room Painting With Less Mess In Pocopson, PA
When trying to get your recreation room to look better, you may think about adding decorations or new furniture — but one nice thing that you can do to enhance the look of the room is a new paint job on the walls.
What some people don’t realize about an average painting project, however, is the extent to which it can be messy — but this kind of thing can be avoided if you take care and employ some basic steps.
With that being the case, let’s have a look at some tips you should know when it comes to recreation room painting with less mess.
1. Measure Your Surfaces First
In getting ready to paint your recreation room, you should first measure the surfaces that are going to be painted so that you have a good idea of the scope of the project in terms of time as well as an overview of how much you will need to paint.
The good thing about measuring before you paint is that you are going to be able to better plan your painting project, and as such you will be able to be more careful in the way that you apply the primer and paint.
There are of course other benefits to measuring your surfaces before you paint — you will be able to properly estimate how much paint and primer you will need for the project, which will help you to not overspend on it — and this will save you money in your painting project.
2. Cover Your Floor
Though some people will want to tell you that you can make for a nicer looking room with some abstract art on the floor (in the form of paint that has dripped down upon it) you would be better off not getting that paint on the floor.
There are a number of ways to prevent paint from getting on your floor, but the most straightforward thing you can do is to cover your floor with some kind of covering that is resistant to it — a good quality drop cloth, for example.
It’s better to make use of this kind of floor protection so that you don’t have it slide around while you are walking, exposing parts of the floor to paint and defeating the purpose of floor covering in the first place.
3. Stir Inside A Disposable Bag
You are likely aware of the fact that when you have paint in a can it may not be quite properly distributed in the can and it needs a bit of agitation to get it well mixed up internally.
First of all, you should know that you can’t just shake the can like they do at the paint store because you likely do not have a good paint shaking device that will mix it properly — shaking at home is more likely to lead to bubbles in the paint than anything else, which is not good.
Instead, you want to stir the paint with a stir stick meant for paint, but in doing this you should consider putting the bucket inside of a disposable bag first so that if paint should slosh about it will not end up on the floor — instead, it will just get a little in the bag, which is not as messy as getting on the floor.
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