Many people invest in dramatic, eye catching home remodels, but there are some simple remodels that can be equally effective. For instance, you can make dramatic changes to just about any room in your house by simply repainting it. Painting is obviously one of the easiest and least expensive remodels you can invest in. The labor is free if you do the work yourself and the supplies are affordable. This article explains how to make your paint job look more professional by creating perfect lines and edges.
The Problem With Painting on Textured Surfaces
Normally, creating straight lines on drywall surfaces is a little tricky because of the texture. The more dramatic the texture, the more difficult it is to get clean lines. But, there is a simple techniques you can use with lightweight spackle paste that fixes this problem, no matter how textured your walls are.
Creating Better Lines
To perfect this technique you will need painters tape that is at least 1" wide. The wider the tape is, the less likely you are to mess up and paint onto the other side of. You also need lightweight spackle paste and some disposable latex gloves. The first step is to apply the tape as firmly as possible. You want to push it down thoroughly, rubbing your finger to make sure that it comes in contact with the wall, even within the tight crevices. Repeatedly rub down the tape with your finger can make it very sore. Wrap a piece of cotton, like a T-shirt or washcloth, around your finger tip so you can do this with a little less pain.
Using Spackle Paste
Now that the tape is applied, you can get out the spackle pace.You definitely want to have latex gloves on when applying the spackle. Your fingertip will already be sore, and spackle can dry them out, making them very painful.
The trick to applying to spackle pace right onto the line of the tape where you are going to paint. Rub it on very thin and don't leave any excess behind. You don't want to actually change the texture of the wall. This forces the spackle into the crevices where paint will otherwise bleed underneath the tape.
This extra task will give you better lines and it is definitely worth your extra time if you want the best looking lines. Overall, good lines will make your paint job look more professional. For more information, contact companies like Artios Painting.