Fixing Some Paint Problems

Fixing Some Paint Problems

 

Common Problems with Internal house painting Sydney

It takes considerable skill to achieve a neat paint job. There are potential problems with paint on a flat surface because even slight imperfections are easy to see under these conditions. And there are potential problems in painting edges and small details because such tiny areas are difficult to get right. Any mistakes on paintwork can ruin the overall effect.

 

Missed spots

It can be all too easy to miss a spot painting. Sometimes the lighting, shadows or bright reflections, prevent us from noticing a missed spot. Else, the wet paint doesn’t show the missed spot which becomes all too apparent when the paint dries. This is common when giving a second coat of the same colour.

Remedy – when the paint has dried the missed spots can be filled in with some fresh paint on a small brush. Do not do the while the paint is still wet because the new paint will mess up the surrounding area.

Paint Runs

A common problems with thin or thick paint. If the paint drips the result look dreadful. Good paint technique will prevent this, but paint runs are common on first attempts.

Remedy- if you find there has been a paint run despite your best efforts then you can remove it with fine sandpaper when the paint has dried. Then retouch the area with some fresh paint and a fine brush.

Roller Marks

Rollers are great for getting a smooth paint finish over large areas. But if the joint between the roller marks show then the effect is ruined.

A good quality roller, without seams, and good quality paint will greatly reduce this issue. As always, good painting technique makes all the difference.

Use a roller with a thin nap (the cloth covering that holds the paint) if you want a smooth surface. ¼ inch is good. Matt paint can be applied with a thicker nap.

Edges

The walls will meet the ceiling and floor at the skirting board. The paint should end in a nice neat line where the wall meets the edge of the skirting board. This cannot be done with a roller, which is too large for such fine work.

Experienced painters will ‘cut in’ the paint at the wall edges with a medium/small brush. Often this is done before the roller painting.

Alternatively, the edges can be prepared with tape, which protects the adjacent edge from being painted. Then the edges can be painted with a brush.

 

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Internal Doors

Internal Door House Painting Sydney

Doors are subject to constant use, far more than bare wall surfaces. So we should paint a door to withstand regular use and constant human contact.

A semi-gloss of gloss paint finish on a door is not uncommon. This withstands stains and grease marks better than older matte paints, means that fingerprints are easy to clean off. But modern eggshell finish paint is another possibility because it is also fairly stain resistant.

If the door is being repainted it will need to be cleaned with sugar soap. If the earlier paint is glossy then the surface will need to be slightly roughened. In both cases this is necessary for the new paint to bond to the surface.

It is an advantage to leave doors on their frames, because this allows both sides of the door to be painted in one session. It is a simple matter to slide a protective sheet under the door to protect the floor.

Some doors have raises surfaces, rather like the frame of a painting, or raised panels. These may be painted a different colour to the rest of the door. A brush will be necessary for this type of painting.

If the door has a completely flat surface then it can be painted with a roller. A smaller sized roller is often better for this, perhaps 15cm in width. If you use gloss paint than you will need a roller with a thick nap (the spongy surface of the roller) as this gives a considerably smoother finish.

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Small scale projects are fine for DIY enthusiasts. But professional painters will repaint your home or office in minimal time, so you can enjoy the results without effort.

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