Are you embarking on a painting project and want to repaint a wall, a floor, a ceiling yourself? Follow our advice not to fall into the most common traps, and spoil the decoration of your rooms.
Insufficiently protect your site
A can of paint spilled on the carpet or the parquet, a piece of furniture stained by a splash, it is very complicated to clean. So, before moving on to the painting phase, there is one rule that must be observed: protect your site, in order to avoid material or even bodily damage.
Improperly preparing its support before painting
When you want to repaint your walls, it is tempting to skip the steps, to arrive as quickly as possible at the end result ... Error! Because if you do not take care to properly prepare the surface to be painted, you risk obtaining imperfect walls, revealing all the defects.
Running out of paint (or buying too much!)
What could be more annoying than being in the middle of painting in action or having to bring the 10-liter jar that we have on our hands to the store? To avoid this kind of inconvenience, only one solution: calculate the number of liters necessary using the paint calculator.
Use unsuitable material to paint a wall
Rollers that are too thin, brushes that lose their hair ... Low-end equipment or material unsuitable for the quality of the paint will complicate your task. You will spend more time painting, and the result may be irregular, it will be impossible to use them a second time, there will probably be unsightly drips and splashes.
Neglecting the "underlay" step
If you do not take care to put an undercoat before applying the paint, it may poorly adhere to the support, or be absorbed by the porous wall which will "drink" the paint and require you to multiply the number of layers needed.
Put too much paint, or not enough
Not easy to dose the right amount of paint when repainting a wall, a piece of furniture, doors ... However, if you put too much paint on your roller and do not wring it enough, you risk making unsightly drips or projections. And if, on the contrary, the sleeve is not loaded enough, the paint layer will be insufficient, the traces of the passage of the roller will be visible, and the paint will dry too quickly.
Painting in bad weather conditions
Too hot, too cold, too humid ... And yes, as bizarre as it may seem, the weather can affect the performance of the paints. Be careful if you decide to repaint your interior then in the middle of winter when the heating of your future apartment is not yet in use! In cold weather and high humidity, the paint will be difficult to apply. It will be sticky, and the drying time will be longer. With drafts in windy weather, the dust will be given the opportunity to settle on the wet paint.