Mar
15

The Secrets of Pro Painters

“Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets. Pros usually follow a certain order when painting a room. They paint the trim first, then the ceiling, then the walls. That’s because it’s easier (and faster) to tape off the trim than to tape off the walls. While painting may seem like a fairly easy task for most, there is definitely more to giving a room a lick of paint than you may think.”

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Find, then fix, cracks and dents

Most of us can do an okay job of painting a room. But a seasoned professional does a great job. Obviously, pros have more experience than the average homeowner, but they also know techniques and tricks that make them better painters. We asked six pro painters to share those secrets. They probably kept a few tips to themselves, but they provided us with more than enough to help you work more efficiently and get better results. Some of what you’ll read may surprise you. For instance, their secrets won’t cut painting time. Painters spend two to four days on an average-size room. That’s how long it takes to prep, prime and paint correctly. It’s more work, but when you stand back to admire the results, you’ll agree it’s time well spent…

Read more: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/secrets-pro-painters

 

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