The Do’s and Don’ts of Painting

The Do’s and Don’ts of Painting

When you need a swift, cool improvement that doesn’t charge a bundle, paint is tough to beat. A host of interesting new colors and finishes have taken paint to the next level, and you can utilize it on all sorts of surfaces, from concrete blocks and stepping stones to wood, plastic, or metal furniture. But receiving pro-quality results does take a bit of expertise, so read on prior you paint away!



  • Do choose the correct Location, as you’ll require to work in a well-ventilated spot. If the climate is lovely, you can take it outdoor, but be careful of breezes. If you are working indoors, open all windows for cross ventilation, or consider painting in the garage, near the open door.
  • Do take out all of the hardware like switch plates, doorknobs, drapery hardware, etc. and put all the parts in a plastic bag.
  • Do collect everything you'll require to get the task done and set up a "paint station" in or near the room. Add a paint tray, painters' tape, brushes, rollers, stir sticks, a paint can opener, rags, paint thinner, a screwdriver, hammer and ladder.
  • Do wear suitable clothing (you may get paint on you somewhere) and slip-on shoes for smooth access in and out of the room.
  • Do have a stash of paint for touch-ups in a small plastic cup or glass jar, like margarine containers or baby food jars. Be assure to label each container with the color and brand name.
  • Do keep reasonable foam and artists' brushes on hand for touch-ups on trim and hard-to-reach spots.
  • Do let the Paint to cure fully. Paint does dry rapidly, but it generally needs at least 24 hours to cure fully.


  • Don’t preparation is the important thing to any successful paint job. So, relying on the material you’re painting, do what’s essential to repair any scratches or holes, then sand to smooth out rough spots. Wash your piece with mild detergent solution, rinse with water, and permit it to dry carefully.
  • Don’t pour the paint from the can until you cut holes into the paint can rim. Simply hammer holes all over the metal rim with a nail to make holes for the paint to drip back down into the can.
  • Don’t paint out of order like start with the ceiling, then walls, doors and woodwork and finish with the floor.
  • Don’t apply latex on an oil finish and vice versa without first sanding the walls (you need to wear a mask) and wiping away the dirt particles with a tack cloth. Apply a primer of the same composition (oil or latex) of the planned topcoat.
  • Don’t paint directly over wallpaper. If potential, take out it all with a steamer or paper-removing solution and prime. If it's very old and not coming out, remove the loose pieces (repair with joint compound to smooth out the surface), sand and wipe with a tack cloth, then prime.
  • Don’t close off the room. You need to keep doors and windows open to permit for proper ventilation.
  • Don’t put off cleaning your brush and rollers if you are thinking to utilize them again.


Painting is a reasonable way to convert the eyesore into eye-catching. But while you may be well-versed in anything. This form of painting needs unique practice, paint, and paint application. Follow these dos & don’ts to reinvigorate your painting expertise with a fresh face that lasts!

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