Inadequate painting, poor preparation of the support to be painted, forgetting the undercoat or inappropriate application of paint: to successfully paint as it should be, it is essential to know how to avoid certain traps … Paint a wall or a piece of furniture, and it cannot be improvised! So what are these mistakes not to make and how to go about getting your painting perfectly and easily? From the choice of paint or material to the protection of the site and the application of it, here are all our tips for sure success in all your paintwork!
Choose the right paint
The choice of paint is a crucial step in the success of your painting work. Besides the choice of color, the type of paint is important. Not all paints are suitable for all uses. Acrylic paints should, for example, be used for interior work only. They do not withstand the weather. To repaint a facade or garden furniture, it is better to choose a glycerol paint. As for the matt, satin, or shiny aspect: it is also to be taken into account in the choice of your paint: not all have the same utility. Think about it and validate your choice with an advisor!
Evaluate the amount of paint needed
What could be more annoying than running out of paint along the way or ending up with a jar barely started at the end of the work? In order not to waste time or money, it is therefore essential to correctly assess the amount of paint so you will need to carry out your work. When shopping, do not hesitate to take advice from a seller who will be able to provide you with information depending on the type of paint you use and the surface you have to paint or use our paint calculator.
Protect your site
Site preparation is an essential step to the success of your painting work. A pot overturned on a carpet, splashes on an old piece of furniture: watch out for damage! To avoid any problem, do not forget to protect your site properly. To do this, empty the part to be repainted entirely if possible or conscientiously protect each piece of furniture (not forgetting switches, sockets, and plinths). Finally, remove the curtains and other paintings and protect your floor with a tarpaulin fixed to the floor with double-sided adhesive.
Prepare your support
A successful painting is properly prepared to support it. Out of the question indeed to brush his paint directly on it: whether it is a piece of furniture or a wall, the support to be painted needs a minimum of preparation. The objective: to avoid defects on the surface of the paint and to promote its staying power over time. For this, it is therefore important to prepare the walls before painting them. Remove the old paint present on the support and wash each surface to be painted beforehand to remove all dirt and traces of grease. If necessary, also remember to plug the cracks and sand any roughness with sandpaper.