If you are looking to repaint your business and are considering doing the work yourself, here are three tips that you should employ in order to ensure that your business's paint job looks like it was done by a professional.

#1 Make Sure The Surface Is Smooth

Before you start painting, you need to make sure that your work surface is prepared and ready to go. In order to end up with a smooth-looking paint job in the end, you need to make sure that the surface you are working with is smooth.

First, if there are any holes in your walls, you are going to want to fill them up with spackle if the hole is small or joint-compound patches if the holes are large.

Next, you need to sand your walls. This is the best way to ensure the painting surface is smooth. Sanding your entire paint area is a big job, which is why a professional sanding tool is recommended for this project.

You are first going to want to sand from the baseboard all the way up to the ceiling using a sandpaper with a fine grit. Then, sand in a horizontal direction along both the baseboard and the ceiling. If you have any woodwork that you need to sand, you'll want to use a sanding sponge. Sanding sponges are designed to get into all the little angles and crevices.

Finally, you'll want to make sure that you clean up all that sand so that it doesn't stick to your paint.

#2 Be Precise With Your Tape

If you don't want paint to get on your baseboard or ceiling, you are going to need to tape those areas with painter's tape to prevent paint from getting on those areas. When you apply the tape, take your putty knife and press it along the length of the tape. This will help ensure that the tape is well-sealed against the surface where you placed it. Putting extra pressure on the tape will also ensure that no paint bleeds through the tape onto the areas where you don't want it.

#3 Apply A Tinted Primer

Before you get started painting, you are going to want to apply a primer to the wall. This is especially true if you have patches on your wall; this material on the walls will pull in the moisture from the paint and will make it look like you have dull spots on your otherwise shiny wall. You can prevent this issue by priming your walls before you paint.

Instead of using a white primer though, consider using a primer that is tinted near the color that you want to paint your walls or a grey primer. Primer that has some tint or color to it will cover up your old paint more effectively and result in the need for less coats of paint. 

If you'd rather have professional help with your paint job, contact a company like Hastings Construction INC.

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