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Home Office Painting Mistakes You Should Not Make In St. Helens, OR

Home Office Painting Mistakes You Should Not Make In St. Helens, OR

In looking to paint your home office, you are trying to improve upon the look of it -- it's entirely possible that when you started to use part of your home as a home office, you didn't anticipate how long it would be needed as such and as such perhaps didn't give it much thought.

However, there are things that you might find yourself doing during the painting project that will cause delays in painting that are entirely unnecessary -- mistakes that will add to the cost of the painting project and possibly even how good it looks.

Let's have a look at some home office painting mistakes you should not make if you want a well-painted home office.

1. Choosing A Bad Color

If you are thinking that it is going to be your home office and therefore there is no such a thing as a bad color, you may well be right -- but there are certainly some colors that are going to likely be better than others for use in a home office.

Light blue, for example, is a really good color for your home office because it is a color that is rather relaxing for the mind - it has a calming effect, as it were.

Other colors that might also work well are similarly calming in their effect - but what you are likely to go wrong with is colors that are too bright and jarring for your office space which is going to make it more difficult to concentrate.

Of course, ultimately it is your home office that is going to get painted so if you like a bright color that might distract other people, that is okay.

2. Not Using Primer

In terms of getting your surfaces ready to be painted, one thing that has to be done is to get a good coat of primer applied.

There are some who might say that primer is really only going to be necessary if there had been some dark stains on the wall or walls that you want to block out, but the reality is that there are other purposes that primer serve you in regards to painting your home office.

One of them is that it makes the application of the paint that you subsequently apply to the walls easier - as primer makes for a smoother surface.

The second is that it gets the paint that you apply to stay on longer -- and when you have paint that stays on a surface longer, that means that it will be a longer period of time before it is necessary to paint once again.

As it will be a longer period of time in between paint jobs, that means that the cost of each paint job is less as the price of a paint job can really be thought of as the upfront cost divided by how long it actually lasts you -- you can think of it in terms of the price per year!

3. Not Cleaning Before You Paint

Speaking of preparation, one mistake that people will sometimes make in getting ready to paint is to fail to prepare to clean properly the area that is going to be painted as well as the area near where they are going to paint.

If your surfaces being painted are not fully cleaned before you paint, you are not going to find yourself with well painted walls -- indeed, what you are more likely going to get is a set of dirty walls that have paint on them, and this is never a good look, even if you are going to be the only person making use of your home office.

However, if you only clean the area that is going to be painted but not the area nearby, you might find yourself with other issues that still have to do with dust and dirt getting into your paintwork by means of the fact that you will be likely to kick up said dust as you are working on the paintwork.

The best thing that you can do, therefore, is to clean both the surfaces being painted as well as the area near where you are going to be painting.

If we can help in any way with your painting in Scappoose, OR, and beyond, feel free to contact us at CHSPainting, we are always ready to help! Please contact us at CHS Painting. Office. 503-543-4875 Web.


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