Do you not have enough money to hire a pro painter? Do you want to do the painting yourself? However, are you scared that your paint job might become a disaster?
Well, if you are worrying about those things, follow these painters Melbourne tips for you to save some money, do the painting yourself, and even achieve an industrial painting quality even if it is your first ever paint job.
1. Sand the surfaces you want to paint first before you do anything else. To achieve a perfect paint job, your surface must be smooth as possible. The surface that you need to paint on does not need to shine before you paint on it. You just need to remove the imperfections, dirt build-up, and make sure that the paint will have obstruction-free contact with the surface.
2. Use a putty knife or any sturdy material with an edge to press on your adhesive tapes. Perfectly placing or sticking your adhesive tape on parts of the surface that you do not want paint to get through can save you a lot of time and effort. With maximum adhesion, you will not need to worry about repainting surfaces that paint bled on.
3. Apply a colored primer. It is standard in industrial painting to use white primer on the surface that you need to paint on. However, after some time, your last coats will fade. White primer will become apparent, and it will lead to a dull and flat paint. To remedy this, use a primer that is of relatively similar hue to the last coat you will apply. Doing this will make your paint job brighter and more vibrant for a long time.
4. Use canvas to protect your floor against paint drips and splatters. Compared to other materials, canvas is an effective means of preventing paint splatters and drips on your floor. Paint does not go through canvas easily, you can move canvas can around easily, and you will not slip on it.
5. Just let paint drip on glass materials. Do not bother yourself on protecting glass or windows from industrial painting by placing tape over them. Instead, you can just let paint drip on them if you cannot avoid it. Wait for the paint to dry, and you can just scrape those dried drips later with a razor.
6. Wash your dry roller covers first before industrial painting. Washing them with water and some liquid soap can help you get rid of loose fibers on it that may get mixed up with your paint, which may lead to imperfections. Just rub your hand on it to get those fibers out. You can immediately use your roller even if you had just finished washing it.
7. Mix all the paint in your cans first. To achieve one uniform color in your paint job, mix every can of paint you have. Even if you order the same color, there are instances that content in each can might differ in color slightly, which will become noticeable if they dry. This process is called boxing in the industrial painting world.