Game-Changing Painting Tricks

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Many individuals have for so long regarded painting to be a burden for them. Maybe, this is because they have wrongly been working on it all along. As such, change the approach and techniques you use for you to experience the difference.

Paint mixing ratio

Painting TricksOne primary rule for interior painting is 60/30/10. With this ratio, you are sure of coming up with a balanced color match for your home. The dominant color covers approximately 60%, with the remaining 40% covering other areas in the home. With this color ratio combination, you can comfortably paint your home interior from scratch.

Loading your paintbrush

Professional and expert from reputable companies give the impression that many people consistently overlook the necessary steps of loading roller brushes. Do not economize on the amount of paint you initially put on your roller brush. Immediately after pouring paint into a tray, generously roll your brush into the paint followed by the bumpy area many times. By so doing, you would properly soak paint into the roller, giving you a substantial roll on the wall. In addition to this, only dip bristle brushes in the paint to a depth of a half or a third to avoid fraying bristles with excessive paint.

Painting in distinct patterns

Do not stain from one end to the other with one single stroke. First, use a highly paint saturated roller, rolling in a two by two section of the wall. The pattern you decide to choose entirely depends on your preference, be it V-Shape, X-Shape or Z-Shape patterns while spreading to cover the whole area. After this process, roll one more stroke from one end to the other just to give a smooth finish. Under no circumstances should you move from one point while doing this as it is wrong. After the completion of one section, move on to the next one.

Maintain a wet edge

One most important point to ideal painting is to retain a wet edge for every area. Plan the sequence and steps to use, and keep up to the pace to avoid drying of paint. Stopping at any point gives the paint time to dry off, bringing about overlaps when repainted. If you need to pause for a particular reason, keep your roller brush in a Ziploc or garbage bag and refrigerate it. Ten minutes before your commencement time, remove the roller and it would be ready for reuse.

Store any remaining paint

After the completion of this task, always preserve any remaining paint in case of any future touch ups or the need arises to paint other walls and rooms. For an optimal lifespan, store paint in slightly warm temperatures according to the highlights on the color label. The value varies from one color to the other.

Ensure you tightly close the lid before storage. Even as you store it, leave it in an upside down manner just to prevent air from finding its way into the tin.

If you want to paint many rooms for a lifetime, purchase a roller extension pole to help you reach the not so easy to reach places like corners, for an efficient outcome.

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Home Interior Painting Scope of Work

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Home Remodeling |

If home interior repainting is in the pipeline and you’re thinking of availing the services of a professional painter, this article will be helpful to know their scope of work.

Walls and Ceilings

Home Interior PaintingA perfect example is a bleeding wall repainted, but the previous cuts have caused the bleeding onto the roof that is not under the current repainting plan project. Of which failure to repaint these areas consequently leads to straight line cuts that eventually leaves old color stains on the ceiling.

Trim and Doors

Some of the trim elements that tend to expose much wear and tear are such as the doors, sills, windows and even the baseboards than their counterpart picture frame molding and even the art ledges. A significant number of the trim elements has been of those that depend on oil over time. Based on this reason, the touch up on trims is hard. Thus translates to none or all proposition when it comes to painting the door trims and even the slabs as well.

On the other hand, the small boundary between the baseboard trim and the door trim is invisible based on its location on the floor level far down, and this makes it possible to have the baseboard painted and not the doors. However, for the door and the casing trim, any slight mismatch in the paint color is almost clearly visible even to the naked eye.

Suppose the new color and the old are almost similar, some doors, but not others, as long as they are not immediately adjacent. Not all trim elements, however, need painting because of the unnecessary color change or the present conditions tag along just fine.

Cabinets

Cabinets need not refinished when they gave stain marks on them but instead for stained cabinets a conversion of dye to paint is the way to go. Replacement of the decorative trim, lamination of the flat top surfaces and the new material as well as replacement of all the major doors are some of the activities involved in the project. The conversion of stain to paint appears and is an easier option compared to be surfacing and cost effective as well. Again, getting all new cabinets is a far much less costly compared to the two renovation ideas.

The underlying factor and reality are that the resultant look is that of a newly painted cabinet and not a wood full of stains. A natural, artistic and unique look achieved by the application of the faux treatment used as a finisher. Another crucial issue overall cabinet painting idea is whether the interior portions of the enclosure painted as well. Also, if the interior is to remain untouched, paint the door on both sides for a uniforms look. Many people tend to disregard the idea of having to paint the interior portions of the cabinets for reasons best known to them.

Closets

The major step before indulging in the closet painting is the emptying of the closets such that there is nothing left of them, translating to where all the items need laying. Some people have resorted to renting portable garages the entire time letting them rest in the driveways while others just choose to dump everything in the garage and lock them up. A neutral off-white color is what the southern painting experts recommend for a closet art.

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Paint Apps for Best Color Scheme Match

Posted by on Feb 11, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Settling on the best color paint match for your home is an exhausting task. Thankfully, some developers have been kind enough as to come up with some mobile applications to help overcome this challenge. When searching for the best apps to use as an assistant for matching color paints, consider the list below.

Color Connect by Valspar

Paint Apps for Best Color Scheme MatchWith this app, you can explore the different points available in some partnered retailers from all over the country. In addition to this, there is the ability to upload your images and seek clarification with anything regarding the amount and types of paint combinations to use. Advice is there provided by expert consultants through online chat and video forums within the app.

Drawbacks. This app has some complaints including the lack of a search tap and inability to save your paint combination. Therefore, you have to navigate through each time.

ColorSmart by Behr Mobile

With ColorSmart, you have the ability to explore color functions by shades, name or color family. Alternatively, the color match function is a feature that allows you to select any given color from your library list, and it automatically matches the chosen colors with any others existing in Behr stores.

With many color-match results for the same color, try to imagine these colors on your wall before you make the actual purchase. Some of these colors then out to be similar.

ColorSmart has a preview function that allows you to paint walls virtually. You only have to select the color you want and the walls you want to paint. However, this is a challenge because the rooms you paint in on the app have different designs from the actual wall you are thinking of painting.

Unlike Color Connect, Behr’s app allows you to save all your proceedings for the future. You can keep your color combinations, paint, and pallet projects to come back after a while and continue from where you left off.

Paint my Place

Unlike all the other painting apps, color match is the only app that allows you to navigate freely across borders because it has no link to any company.

Virtually paint your room by taking and uploading a photo of the wall you want to paint.

However, using this app requires some technical expertise, as you have to spread paint across your wall with your fingers or use a color filter function, equally hectic.

Despite the fact that the app gives the user a general view of what his room would look like, it is not easy to ignore the huge mess one is liable to make while in the process.

It is quite irritating that this app always reminds you to upgrade to the paid version. Adds pop-up now and then that one cannot entirely concentrate on how painting his room, adding to the fact that it is only available in iOS versions.

For the paid version, you will get extra features like saving and sharing your work with others. Paying $2.99 is a token to help you get rid of irritating apps from destructing you very now one then.

Color Capture by Benjamin Moore

Out of all the apps, rates on iTunes, Paint My Place, and Color Capture managed to scoop a whopping four-star rating making them the best. It allows you to match colors and after that provides you with a set of four extra color shades closest to the initial color.

While at it, you can as well ask your friends on social media to help you in making the decision. Save and share the different color schemes with fans on social media as you scroll through the app.

Some users complain that the digital view of these paints is somewhat distinct from the real thing. I can personally attribute this to the difference in the resolution of the phone’s brightness.

Color Snap by Sherwin-Williams

The unique thing about this app’s color match feature is the ability to select different colors from a given photo, and come up with different color pallet combinations that best match the chosen color.

Similarly, you can see how the colors would look like on a wall, even though the wall is entirely different from yours.

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