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Living Room Painting Tricks To Learn In Scappoose, OR

Living Room Painting Tricks To Learn In Scappoose, OR

Fundamental to any interior painting project is knowing the right room to paint and having a good reason to get it going.

Your living room, for example, may appear to be dated -- perhaps the last time it was painted was so long ago that the color or colors that were chosen for the room are now considered a throwback, and you just don't like the look of it anymore.

It's even entirely possible that your colors are great but are faded (time will do that to paint) and you want to give the room a nice new look.

Painting a room like your living room requires quite a bit of effort, but with a bit of work on your part and some information you can learn today you can make for a really nice looking living room.

With that being the case, let's have a look at some living room painting tricks to learn when you want a better looking living room, maybe even in less time.

1. Use The Right Kind Of Paint For The Living Room

Interestingly, one of the best determiners of what might be the right kind of paint for your living room is you -- as you are the one that is going to be spending the most time in your living room.

The question comes down to how often you are likely to need to clean your living room walls, for the different kinds of paint come with their own metrics for how easy they are to clean.

A glossy paint, for example, will be quite easy to clean -- and if you have a good number of guests who somehow end up with their dirty fingers on the wall this would be a good idea as you can take a moist cloth and wipe down the walls.

If you anticipate your cleaning needs to be minimal, you can go with a flat paint as that will not be reflective, and it hides imperfections on the wall surface better -- and for some this is a better choice aesthetically.

2. Clean After Sanding

It's important to gently sand the surface of your walls that are getting painted, as it will get the surface that you are painting to be smoother -- and help your primer and paint to adhere better to it.

However, when you sand your walls you will make dust (it is a natural part of the sanding process) and you are going to want to remove that dust from the painting area before you go onto the next step in the painting process.

If you do not make the time to clear away this sanding dust, there's a pretty good chance that you may end up seeing the dust back on the walls after you paint -- and this is hardly the look people go for when painting their living room walls.

3. Allow Surfaces To Dry

Any time you get the surfaces that are being painted wet, whether that is wet from having cleaned the surfaces before you start painting (a key step) or wet from the fact that you have applied a coat of primer or paint, you need to make sure that the surface dries before going on to the next step.

If you have applied a coat of primer to the walls and then go on to immediately try to apply your first coat of paint, a rather unpleasant thing will happen.

You will find that the primer coat will start to come off onto your paintbrush and the walls ultimately will get a mixture of your primer and paint rather than getting a coat of each.

By making sure your surfaces are dry when you start each new step, you will help your painting process along and to avoid any sort of painting issues that come along with painting over wet or even moist surfaces.

If we can help in any way with your painting in St. Helens, 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. Related: How to help prevent exterior paint from fading5 Tips For Choosing The Right Interior Paint in Scappoose, OR

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