Painting DO’s & Don’ts


Try Testers in the Light

Place the testers against each wall in natural light to watch how the paint colour changes depending on the amount of light in the room you’re painting. When painting a north-facing room vs a more sunny one, keep in mind that paint colours react differently in natural and artificial light.

Fill in the Holes in your Wall

Use a flat knife to apply Polyfilla to any nail holes, cracks, or fissures in your wall to fill them in and guarantee you’re working with a flat and even surface. Allow it to dry completely before proceeding to the next step.

You Always Paint Top to Bottom

A golden rule of painting a room: always start at the top and work your way down. So, if you’re painting your ceiling, apply both layers and let them dry before moving on to the next step.

Use the right paint finish

If you’ve decided on a new paint colour or palette for your home renovation project, you might think you’re done, but there’s still one more step to consider: the finish. Paint comes in a variety of finishes, and you’ll need to figure out which one is ideal for your project before getting your brushes and rollers out.


Forget to prep your walls

You may wish to skip this step to save time or because your walls appear to be fine to paint over. However, grime, dust, scratches, and cracks are frequently difficult to notice until they appear through your new paint. Before you begin, wipe your walls with warm, soapy water, patch any cracks or holes with filler, and allow the surface to dry completely before painting.

Paint directly out of the can

Because colours vary somewhat from can to can, it’s a good idea to mix paint in a smaller container before you start painting. This approach might just save your sanity when it comes to decorating with the least amount of mess.

Load your brush up with too much paint

Overloading the brush with paint is one of the most typical decorating blunders to avoid. If you use a brush, make sure the paint just gets halfway down the bristles to avoid a rough finish. Make sure to evenly distribute paint by rolling the roller back and forth on the paint pan. 


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Hope these painting tips help you when it comes to taking on the task yourself. But if you would like a professional to take on the project, get in touch with AJ Painters! We offer our services in Luton, Bedford and Milton Keynes.