There are plenty of benefits to painting your home by yourself. You don’t have to pay anyone for labor and you can fit the project into your schedule any way you’d like.

However, professional painters are there for a reason – to make sure the job is done professionally without any mistakes.

Let’s take a look at the most common mistakes DIY painters make on their home projects:

5 Commons Mistakes DIY Painters Make

Mistake #1 – Using Cheap Brushes & Rollers

A lot of DIY-ers tackle projects on their own because it allows them to save money. However, buying and using cheap painting tools can end up being a big hassle that adds hours or days onto your project.

Mistake #2 – Avoiding Prep Work

Professional painters spend a significant amount of time just preparing to paint your home. If you get too excited about starting your paint job, you might be tempted to skip the prep work. Cleaning your walls, removing peeled paint and filling cracks beforehand are all essential to an attractive paint job.

Mistake #3 – Not Using Primer

Paint primer’s main purpose is to cover surface flaws and provide a base for your paint that will give it a smooth look that will last for many years. Skipping primer before applying your primary color allows for (and sometimes increases) visibility of scratches and nicks in your walls, resulting in an amateur-looking paint job.

Mistake #4 – Using Cheap Paint

The quality of paint you use is very important to the final appearance and life expectancy of your paint job. Go too cheap and you’ll find yourself applying coat after coat in order to get your desired look. It’s usually worth it to go for the more costly paint brands, as they tend to be of significantly higher quality.

Mistake #5 – Choosing the Wrong Color or Finish

Your favorite shade of pink might not be the best look for your kitchen, and the dark grey you favor may not be very welcoming to guests in your entryway.

Professional painters can offer great advice on color schemes and will help ensure that the paint job flows with the rest of the house. There are also a few different paint finishes that are ideal for different surfaces and rooms of your home, and it can be tough figuring out which finish is ideal for your paint job on your own.

Widespread Solutions is a Trusted Residential Painting Company in Richmond, VA.

Don’t chance making any of these painting mistakes by trying to tackle your next painting project yourself – call the professionals at Widespread Solutions!We are a Richmond, VA residential painting company dedicated to beautifying your home one paint job at a time. Contact us today to get a free estimate on your next project!

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