2022-02-11 Cooley Brothers Painting Rolling Hills CA Dining Room Painting Mistakes

Dining Room Painting Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make in Rolling Hills, CA.

Your dining room can be one of the best in terms of design and its layout but if the walls have not been painted in a while, there’s really no way that anyone is going to notice either of the above as the walls practically begging to be properly repainted will really throw even a casual viewer off from noticing the nicer aspects of the dining room.

Of course, if you do take the time to paint the dining room walls, you are going to have to ensure that you avoid making some fairly serious dining room painting mistakes, as they will quite often take what could be a reasonably budgeted painting project and cause it to take longer and cost more.

With all of this being so, we can now have a look at some dining room painting mistakes you shouldn’t make in Rolling Hills, CA.

1. Using The Wrong Kind Of Paint

First and foremost, if you read that and your first instinct is to wonder how it’s possible to use the wrong paint when the paint is painted and you can’t go wrong with any paint… you have quite a lot to learn about paint, rest assured.

For one, you can’t just go into an indoor painting project and expect to use whatever happens to be on sale — it is going to have to be an appropriate indoor paint.

Since your dining room is presumably going to be seeing a lot of activities related to the transport of food, it’s best to make use of a glossy paint as it is going to be a lot easier to clean — if you use flat paint it looks really nice and has a certain appeal aesthetically but it is quite difficult to clean (and some just have to touch up paint when they see stains!).

2. Not Protecting Surfaces

Speaking of cleaning, have you ever thought about the kinds of messes that can come about when you are painting a room such as your dining room?

Just the act of moving the paint that’s being used to paint your dining room can get some paint spilled, and so you should make use of a good quality drop cloth that is going to protect the floor such that if the paint does spill you won’t find it on the floor and so they have to make the effort to clean it.

The best thing to do is to have a good look around the room think about where paint might accidentally go and then make an effort to prevent it from getting there.

3. Not Sanding Before Painting

Though some people think about the effort that goes into sanding and then cleaning a surface as being a bit much when you realize the rewards that you are going to get from making the effort you will see that it is well worth it.

Sanding your dining room walls will not only help you get the surface that is being painted to be quite a bit smoother but it will also help you in that you will notice areas on the walls that have to be fixed in terms of patching etc.

These problem areas have to be corrected because you certainly can’t hope that the paint that you use is going to be enough to take care of them.

4. Presuming Paint Strips Will Be Enough

When you aren’t sure what paint color you’re going to use, you might think that all you have to do is to go to the paint store and just look at a couple of those printed strips of paper and you’ll be all set to go.

This isn’t the case — you may be lucky and have a paint choice that will happen to look good in all of the light conditions but chances are you will better choose colors if you take some actual paint samples and then paint little areas on the walls in your home and then see after they dry, how the color or colors will truly look.

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