Professional Painting Tips

You can’t become Vero Beach’s premier bathroom remodeling, painting and more company without developing some tricks of the trade… It doesn’t matter what the home-improvement commercials say, just buying professional grade products does not make a professional outcome.

Treasure Coast Cabinetry & More, providing professional paint surfaces to the Vero Beach area, has earned the reputation for not only using professional grade products, but professional grade people as well. For those that wish to try their hand at painting we would like to give you a few useful tips to help you out with your home painting project in Vero Beach.

Purchase Quality Materials

The reason for painting your bathroom sometimes can determine how much you’re going to spend on paint and materials. If you’re painting your bathroom for a house that you’re going to sell, you’re going to be less motivated to purchase top quality paint products; however for those that are going to keep their home for a while or want to have the quality colors that stand out, you need to make sure that you purchase quality paint and materials.

While the big-box stores might have the best advertised price, they may not necessarily have the best quality materials for those that are wanting to do the job right. If your area is fortunate to have a paint retail store such as Porter Paints, we recommend using them. You might spend a few more dollars here and there on paint and materials but the final result will be a paint that matches the surface that you are painting, as well as, the quality that will keep you from needing the do the job with multiple coats.

Professionals such as Treasure Coast Cabinetry & More knows that choosing the best quality materials will not only provide you with a better result, but will last for many years to come.

Take Time to Prep the Walls

Daddy used to always say “there is never enough time to do it right, but there always seems to be enough time to do it over” … meaning that you should take your time and do it right the first time.

  • Clean your walls, ceilings, trim, windows, window trim and baseboards before you begin. Paint doesn’t apply very well to dirty surfaces so take some time to clean your surfaces with soap and water and let air dry overnight prior to beginning.

  • Fill in holes with spackle and sand as needed to make sure that there are no imperfections in the surface. When sanding, use a high grit paper as to not damage the drywall. Even with good quality paint, cracks and holes still show. Some paints may require primer so that it keeps the color of the paint that you chose consistent and vibrant, especially on darker walls.

  • Some surfaces, such as concrete, may require an additional product to make the walls receive paint more easily. Be sure to research this aspect fully before you put your first coat of paint on a concrete wall.

  • Take the time to mask off the areas that you don’t want painted, remove light covers and socket covers rather than taping them and tape the fixture instead. Avoid using plastic to cover the floors when you’re painting. This can become slippery easily. We recommend to use drop cloths.

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Painting Ceilings

Ceilings can be a little tricky as in some areas it is popular to have a textured ceiling. When painting a textured ceiling make sure to use a thick nap roller so that it covers the irregularities of the textured ceiling. Using a thicker paint specifically made for ceilings will make your life a lot easier as the thinner paints tend to drip, making quite a mess of things.

Time Saving Tips

  • There is a product on the market that is a real time saver, it is a paint edger that has two nylon wheels on the side so you can avoid having to tape certain areas, like trim and baseboards.

  • Use a 2” angle brush for corners to avoid scraping the edges, use a steady hand and make sure you go back over to get rid of any excess buildup.

  • Unless you’re using multiple people, skip the paint trays and use a 5 gallon bucket with a roller screen.

  • For gallon buckets of paint, take a finishing nail and poke a few holes into the crevices that the lid snaps into, this will allow the paint to drip back down inside instead of splattering when you put the lid back on.

When Experience Counts

Treasure Coast Cabinetry & More provides bathroom remodeling services for Vero Beach and surrounding areas. We have earned a reputation for high quality workmanship and customer service. Before you spend too much time buying materials and getting ready to paint, give us a call and provide you with a free quote for painting. We feel that our affordable quotes, both for painting as well as the other home-improvement based services that we provide, are competitive and fair for the high quality service and namebrand materials that we utilize. We also backup our workmanship with warranty so you can have peace in mind with every project that we perform.

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