painting tips – I am hoping that these small tips will help guide you
in all your custom painting jobs. These are just a few of the details
and techniques I have learned over the years.
1. White ceilings – people like a
nice white ceiling with colored walls. Use a dead flat ceiling paint
for a nice even look except in bathrooms and kitchens, then a washable
finish is best. I like to apply one coat primer and one finish coat of
2. Use flat or matte sheen for walls. Most wall paint is not a true
flat but that is O.K. for walls.
Prime before painting woodwork with enamel. It is always a good idea to
prime the woodwork before painting with an enamel in case the previous
finish was an oil base paint. This stops peeling and chipping.
4. Use silicon fortified painter’s caulk to fill in gaps between coats.
Before applying the finish coat to the walls I like to fill in any
woodwork gaps between the wall and the woodwork. The only exception is
if it is stained woodwork.
5. Always apply two coats of paint for best results. Wait 4 hours to
re-coat. This gives the paint color a good solid look.
6. Lightly sand ceiling and walls before painting with a pole sander.
This helps remove cobwebs and paint specks.
7. Fluorescent light helps for painting at night. It gives you a true
8. Use lightweight drywall compound to fill cracks and holes. Use a
100-grit sand sponge to finish-sand them.
9. Buy a pan filter to filter your paint before rolling if it is a used
gallon. This helps remove impurities like hair and dried paint clumps.
10. Use stain-blocking primer on bare wood. This stops water or wood
sap stains from permeating through your paint finish.
Hope you liked these home painting tips.