It’s entirely possible that you wouldn’t think of the attic as a room that you’d ever want to paint — and yet there it is, a possibly lovely room just waiting for you to make the time to paint it.
In looking to improve how your attic is painted, of course, it helps to learn about certain key techniques and tricks that will get your attic looking better overall — and perhaps even cost less when you add up all of the various costs.
Let’s have a look at some attic painting tricks to learn to help you do a better overall painting job.
One thing that you might want to know when it comes to painting your attic is that you don’t actually have to make use of the color white when you are painting your walls.
This is an important thing to bear in mind because so many people make the mistake of presuming that since it’s their attic being painted, they have to make use of a color like white — this is not the case.
You can actually go for a more colorful choice and make your attic quite pleasant and not at all plain as it were.
Of course, it’s going to be important to clean whenever you are painting any interior room, and that means not just the surfaces that are being painted but the surrounding areas as well.
The surfaces are understandable since you’re not going to want to paint over a dirty surface — but if you do not clean the surrounding area as well, there’s a good chance that some of the dirt from there is going to ultimately be found on the painting surface.
This is even more the case when you are painting in an attic, as you will find that there is a bit more dust found in a typical attic and therefore it needs to be cleaned that much better.
In any given painting project, you are going to be taking a lot of steps that involve getting your walls moist to some extent, whether that means that you have just cleaned the walls for the first time or even after you have spent some time sanding the walls and now have removed the sanding dust from the walls and perhaps have moistened them as a result.
If you do not make the time to allow these surfaces to fully dry before you move on to the next step, you are pretty much guaranteed to have painting problems later on along the way.
If for example, you apply a coat of paint and then try to apply a second coat of paint before you allow the first coat of paint to dry, you will even find that the first coat will partially come off onto your paintbrush.
On the other hand, if you do something even worse and try to apply paint to an actually wet (with water) surface you will possibly wreck the paint that you apply as it could do things like bubble up or have other rather unpleasant effects.
The bottom line is that you have to allow time to pass for surfaces to fully dry before you move on to the next step of the process.
Lastly, remember that any given painting project is going to be lengthy and will require multiple steps and so it is important that you make the time to plan it out well.
Not doing this in advance will be like being quite sure that you are going to have a longer painting project as you won’t be sure what is going to happen next – and you won’t be able to best time your breaks for the best parts of the day, when you won’t have to be there.
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