Painting your office on your own is not a practical thing to do compared to having it done by a professional because they have years of experience in providing interior painting services and they know the secrets of the industry. Generally, they provide the best job.
For a layman, it is mainly all about buying a brush, roller, and a bucket of paint to get the job done. With professionals, things are different because they know what other tools are important for a complete job.
A professional painter spends about three days to paint a room following three important steps – prep, prime, and paint.
If you have decided to save on the costs of hiring a professional painter by DIY-ing the painting project, you’ll need to follow a certain process that is listed down. At Encore Painting, Mckinney, we believe that people should know what goes into a perfect paint job. This is why we sat down with our key team members to discuss how a layman can get the best out of a paint job should they decide to do it themselves.
Start With the Prep Phase
- You’ll need to begin by covering the floor edges with tape. You can use a blue painter’s tape and cover all the floor edges while smoothening it with a putty knife. This ensures that the edge and the paint will not start to bleed underneath. Try not to use masking tape because it will leave residue behind and is near impossible to completely scrape without causing damage.
Next up, you need to lay down drop cloths. You can use a canvas sheet to do this because it is very good at absorbing the paint and does not let it leak to the ground. You should avoid using a plastic sheet because the paint can slip off from it.
- After you are done laying down the drop cloth, cover the bulbs with a plastic bag and use tape to secure them.
Move To Priming The Surface
- You’re going to need a sanding sponge to roughen up the hard and smooth surfaces on the wall. Sanding will help you remove any bumps from the previous paint job so you can get smooth results.
Next up, if there are any dents and cracks on the wall, use plaster of Paris or painter’s putty to fill them up.
- After this, you can use caulk to seal any gaps between the doors and woodwork to get a clean finish. We recommend using a caulk gun with a very thin nozzle instead of applying it directly.
Now You Can Finally Start Painting
- For the best results, use a nine-inch roller for painting your walls. Any roller bigger than that will prove really hard to handle and may create stray lines due to a wobbly handle. Before you start, wash your roller with dishwashing liquid to ensure that it does not have any excess fibers on it.
We recommend getting glossy paints for your office interior paint job because these paints are stain-resistant and require very little maintenance. The walls can also be cleaned easily when there are stains or debris on it later.
- Invest in a paint extender and apply a coat of it to make sure that the second coat will apply without any marks.
Next up, use a scraper to smooth the lines on a finished wall and then scrape the corners using a screwdriver. This will help you paint areas where the roller can’t reach.
Need Professional Help?
- As you’ve read above, painting the office on your own can prove to be a very difficult and time-consuming job. Why not let the professionals handle it while you focus on more pressing matters of your business?
At Encore Painting, we provide award-winning exterior and interior painting services. We have hundreds of satisfied customers in our portfolio. If you are not sure about the costs, let us provide you a free estimate. Just request one by calling us on phone or filling a short form on our website.