Wait a minute! You thought the family reunion was next month — and you suddenly realize it’s next week. The spare room for your mother-in-law is a mess, right? There’s nothing like a clean coat of paint to make it look brand new. Your first option is to call us! We’ll get right over there and do such a good job your mother-in-law may actually pay you a compliment.
But if you think you can handle it yourself, here are 5 tips to paint a room….fast!
Clean it up!
Grab a sponge and clean up the walls. Use a TSP cleaner for quicker results. TSP cleans a variety like grease, hairspray and fingerprints.
Tape it up!
Apply painter’s tape to anything you don’t want painted — outlets, glass, doorknobs, etc. Professionals have a steady grip and can cut a straight line without marking glass and ceilings, but if you’re not as confident as NuCoat, tape it up.
Use a conditioner — not the hair kind
Using conditioner (or extender) in your paint slows the drying time which prevents paint from drying in the bucket, and on walls where you’re still applying wet paint.
Protect the Paint
Don’t let the paint dry out causing another trip to the hardware store. When you’re finished for the day, reattach the metal lid to the 5 gallon container. Use a damp towel over a bucket of leftover paint, and use aluminum foil to cover your paint roller.
One At a Time
Just do one wall at a time. Cut along the trim and ceiling, and then paint the rest of the wall. That way the paint has a better chance of blending properly than if you painted the trim around the entire room first. Do it right the first time prevents taking time later to correct mistakes.
Taking proper painting steps prevents do-overs, which gets the job done faster. The best choice, though, is to call a pro. Professionals have the equipment and expertise to get it done fast, and get it done right – the first time. Fill out the form below and we’ll give you a quote.