A few tips to keep in mind before you get started on your painting project!
1. Test it out:
Buy a few sample paints, you may consider it an unnecessary expense but it is certainly worth it! It is often hard to conceptualise what the paint colour will look like when applied to your wall. By painting a sample area you will be able to visualise the effect that the chosen colour has, as well as see what the colour looks like in varying shades of natural and artificial lighting. You will be able make an informed decision.
2. Tools of the trade:
Make sure you have all the tools that you may require during the painting process. If you think you just need a paintbrush and a tin of paint then think again! From drop cloths to tape and paint trays to primer. If you are unsure of what you need then consult a painting professional.
3. Floor Protection:
Spills and splatters happen, regardless of how careful you are. In order to prevent any unwanted damage to your floor, ensure you prepare the area you will be painting. It is often debated whether it is better to use plastic or cloth to protect your floor. When paint spills on plastic it remains wet which increases the chance of spreading the paint further. When a substantial amount of paint is spilt on cloth there is the risk that it could seep through the fabric. One should also consider what material is less likely to cause slippage. In any event, you should always secure your drop cloths of plastic sheeting with tape.
4. Buy quality paint:
Buy a brand you know and trust. Before you select your paint ensure that you are buying high grade quality. Hyper Paint is the leading stockings of Dulux paint in Southern Africa and sell it at below factory prices. This is a great opportunity to purchase a world-class quality product without compromising your budget.
5. Combine your colour:
Ensure colour consistency by combining your paint tins. If you have purchased more than one type of paint of the same colour then don’t wait until the end of the first tin to start using the next. There is a chance that they could be a slight colour difference that will look substantially different when positioned next to each other on a large surface area. Eliminate this issue buy pre-mixing your paint into one consistent colour.