The Top 5 Most Common Painting Mistakes You Definitely Want to Avoid

If you’re thinking about putting some paint on those walls, take the time to read about the top five painting mistakes you want to avoid so you’re well prepared for your next home renovation project.

Mistake No. 1: Failing to Properly Prepare

We know you’re excited about redoing your space, but take the time to properly prepare by covering your furniture, door knobs, and anything else you can’t remove from the room with drop cloths or plastic. Don’t forget to remove those electrical outlet covers, too!

Mistake No. 2: Failing to Use Painter’s Tape

Painters tape allows for a clean edge and a polished finish. Don’t risk your paint bleeding into an unwanted space — pick up a roll of painter’s tape instead. Bonus tip: be sure to remove the tape before the paint has dried completely, or else it may chip and peel off.

Mistake No. 3: Failing to Clean the Walls

Nobody likes those unsightly bumps and lines that come from painting over a dirty surface. For best results, wipe the desired surface with a wet cloth before you break out the brush.

Mistake No. 4: Failing to Use Primer

The purpose of primer is to help prepare your space for painting, as it ensures beder adhesion of the paint to the surface, increases durability, and provides additional protection to whatever it is you’re painting.

Mistake No. 5: Failing to Purchase Adequate Paint

It’ll be a true nuisance if you have to show up to the store all covered in tape and splatters. in the middle of trying to paint your home.

A can of paint typically covers 400 square feet, but that doesn’t include touch ups, so save yourself some stress down the line and grab an extra can the first time around.

We’d Love to Lend a Hand — And a Brush!

There are tons of other mistakes you can make when trying to paint your space — especially if you’ve never done it before — but Handy Care Austin is there to help you out!

We’ve got years of experience painting countless types of spaces, and we’d love to do the same for you so you can kick back and relax in your beautiful new area — free of mistakes, and free of stress.