The Top 5 Painting Mistakes to Avoid
1. Skipping the prep work
One of the biggest mistakes that beginners make is skipping the prep work. This includes cleaning the walls, removing any peeling or chipped paint, and filling in any holes or cracks. Skipping the prep work can result in a sloppy finish and can even cause the new paint to peel or chip sooner.
2. Using the wrong type of paint
Using the wrong type of paint can also lead to a poor finish. For example, using latex paint on a surface that was previously painted with oil-based paint can cause the new paint to peel or chip. Always make sure to read the label and choose the appropriate type of paint for the surface you’re painting.