It is true that one of the quickest and typically most cost effective ways to spruce up a home is a fresh coat of paint. Theoretically speaking, the science of interior paint seems relatively straight forward. After all, it couldn’t really be that difficult to simply pick a color or colors, and apply the paint to the surface of the walls with tools like a paintbrush or a roller… Right?

The truth is, painting is a process. It is very possible to complete this process on your own, and to even do a very good job of it. However, when a job isn’t done so well, it can show in the overall quality, and can create quite a headache. A bad paint job typically won’t achieve the effect you were going for of “sprucing up” a room, and can leave a room looking the total opposite of an improvement.

Preparing the Surface

The first step in properly applying paint to the walls (and possibly even the ceiling) of your home is to make sure that the surface is properly prepared. You want to make sure that the walls are free and clear of any dirt or debris, because that can be the beginning of an interior paint nightmare.

To Prime, or Not To Prime?

Traditionally, it would seem necessary to prepare the walls you wish to paint with a bottom layer or coat that is known as primer. Essentially, a primer will help to establish a more uniform surface for painting. These days, however, there are paints available that will provide an even, uniform color without the need for primer, as the paints themselves incorporate a primer into them. However, these primer-included paints may not be appropriate for all walls. If you’re not sure if you should prime, you may run the risk of the paint job not looking as good as you had hoped.

The Top Coat

The top coat is, essentially, the last coat of paint that you will be applying to the walls of your home. However, the total number of coats that you will apply of the paint can vary.

Ultimately, the bottom line is that a sloppy or amateur paint job will result in a sloppy or amateur look and feel to the room. Sometimes, it is simply easier to leave it up to the pros, and let them deal with the science of a good paint job. If you are looking for such a professional, Ross Brothers has you, and your walls, covered. Call us today at 866-804-9750.

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