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Six Painting Tips For a Pro Finish

1. Never skip prep – however tempting it may be

    ‘A stitch in time saves nine’ has never applied more than it does to get a pro finish. Cleaning and preparing your surface does take time, but the effort you put in now will save you double that when you’re further down the track – trust us, we learned the hard way. The essential steps are:

    • Clear your space (then there’s more room to move and less things to cover)
    • Lay down drop sheets (cover everything from the beginning, because it’s so much easier than removing drips or spills later)
    • Sand down any bumps, cracks and loose paint with a sanding sponge (pushing paint into a dint won’t fill it up! A smooth surface gives you a smooth finish)
    • Wipe down your walls with a light soapy solution, rinse them with water and leave to dry (paint will stick better and last longer on a nice, clean surface)
    • Tape up any fittings, edges and corners you want to protect (using our Painter's Tape is a sure way to get straight lines – there’s nothing wrong with being straight edge!)

      2. Use premium quality paint (AKA Tint paint)
        • Quality makes a massive difference
        • Good coverage means you need less paint, less coats and less time
        • Low odour means you can get back to using your space sooner
        • Low VOC means your paint doesn't harm your environment with air pollutants
        • More durable means you won’t need to paint anytime soon (unless you want to change things up, of course)
        • Easy-to-wash will make your life easy for many, many years 

        3. Use the good tools
        • Saving a few dollars on your tools will cost you down the track. 
        • Tint accesories are designed to be used with Tint paint and they’ll make your job quicker and smoother
        • Tint accessories can be high quality and reasonably priced because we sell direct to you


        4. Grab an extension pole (the most underrated tool of all!)

        • It makes the job easier and quicker
        • It allows you to get an even roll across your whole space
        • It saves you time and it saves your back, with less bending and more rolling

        5. Use your tool bag to cover your paint tray (the one from your Accessories Kit)
        • Coffee break? No problem. Dried up tools and paint? Big problem
        • Use your tool bag to seal up your paint tray and tools whenever you need to chill – even if just for a few minutes
        • Dried paint will become clumpy and lumpy. And dried tools will make a mess – it’s a big no from us! 
        • Keeping your tools fresh also means you can clean them easier when finished and use them again next time. 


        6. Work from top to bottom

        • Don’t ruin a perfectly painted wall by dripping ceiling paint onto it the next day – it’s painful after all that hard work
        • Roll through your space from top to bottom. Starting with your ceilings, then walls, then finish with your trim

        Boom! Now you’ve got the pro tips for a pro finish.

        Much love. 

        – Tint

        We love talking paint — email any questions to help@tintpaint.com.au to get the conversation rolling!
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