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.
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