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The Three Most Common Interior Painting Mistakes



Interior painting services in Richmond VAInterior painting is one of the most effective and cost-efficient ways to drastically change and enhance the appearance of your home. However, there are some common mistakes that can make an interior painting job more expensive, more time-consuming, and less of an improvement.

At 89-Paint, our Richmond painting contractors can help you ensure that your painting project is a great improvement to your home. We’ll work with you to determine the precise goals you have for the project, then we’ll help you find the best ways to achieve them. We’ve also compiled a list of the most common mistakes that homeowners tend to make with their interior painting projects to help you ensure that your project goes as smoothly as possible.

1. Buying Cheap Paints

Untrained painters often have difficulty recognizing the differences in qualities that different paints may have. When a first-time home painter is working on an interior painting project, they’ll often choose the paints with the lowest cost in order to keep their budgets low. These low-cost paints won’t adhere correctly, will be difficult to clean, and will quickly fade and peel.

In the long run, spending more on quality products will save you money on re-painting in the future. Our professionals will always use high quality paints that will look as good and last as long as possible.

2. Not Cleaning or Prepping Walls

Even if it’s not visible, it’s very likely that your walls are covered in some dirt, dust, or other materials and it’s very important that you don’t paint over that. If you do, your paint will start to chip and fade, and you may even be able to see some of the materials embedded into your newly painted walls. Our professional Richmond painting contractors will always prepare your walls before we begin painting to ensure the best paint job possible.

3. Applying a Second Coat Too Soon

Many amateur painters simply try to get the job done as quickly as possible, but an interior painting job will most likely benefit from a professional painter who is willing to take their time with the job. In particular, applying a second coat of paint before the first coat it totally dried will leave with undesirable results. The paint will pull and the final product will have visible brush strokes.

Our professionals will always find the perfect balance between the time that it takes to complete our work and the quality of the work that we provide. We’ll do everything we can to make sure that your interior painting project goes as smoothly as possible from beginning to end.

If you are looking for a Richmond painting contractor, please call us today at (804) 897-2468 or complete our online request form.