Have you been thinking about getting painting done for your house? If you have, then something that should be at the top of your to-do list is determining the amount of paint that is needed to complete the task.
Keep in mind that you typically need more than one coat of paint to finish the job, and when mistakes can happen when applying the second coat in particular. If the first coat isn’t given sufficient drying time, it has a greater chance of clumping, flaking, or peeling.
So how can you guarantee a successful painting project? Here is what to do to ensure your second coat of paint is applied properly.
Allow Sufficient Curing Time
Giving your walls a touch to find out if their first coat of paint has dried is not always the most reliable method. Every coat has to have more time so that it can set. Also, different paints need different amounts of time for setting. Latex paints might only need four hours at most so they can cure, while oil-based paints could require an entire day between coats.
Treat Your Tools Right
It’s not just the surface that needs to be given proper care during painting; you also have to care for your painting tools. If brushes and rollers are left to endure the weather outside, they might end up drying out. This makes it harder when you’re trying to apply a second coat of paint later because the surface of your roller or brush might not be entirely even, resulting in an uneven coating.
If you want your coating to be applied evenly, you can’t just slather paint onto the wall and hope for the best. There is some finesse regarding how it should be applied. Make sure that your second coat is applied using the same technique as the first coat. This ensures that no area of your surface is given too much or too little paint.
Think about the color you use when you’re painting. If you use a darker color, remember that dark colors have more pigment in them, which has a higher chance of settling to your paint can’s bottom. To prevent this from happening, make sure whatever paints you’re using get properly stirred before you pour them into trays. This helps you get the even color that you want.
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