When painting the interior of your commercial building, you want to get the job done right the first time. The last thing you want is to have to go back and repaint because you made a mistake. To help you avoid making any mistakes, here are two you should avoid.
Applying the Paint Too Thickly or Too Thinly
When painting, you want to avoid applying the paint too thickly or too thinly.
If you apply the paint too thickly, it can take forever to dry. This wrong application can also cause the paint to crack or sag. The paint will be too heavy and won't be able to adhere to the surface properly.
On the other hand, if you apply the paint too thinly, you'll likely have to apply multiple coats to get full coverage. This not only takes more time, but it also uses more paint.
To avoid these problems, use a paint sprayer to apply an even coat of paint. But if you're not confident in your ability to use a paint sprayer, you can always hire an experienced painter.
Painting in Direct Sunlight
One mistake you want to avoid is painting in direct sunlight. The heat from the sun can cause the paint to dry too quickly, which can lead to several problems.
For instance, it can cause the paint to blister and peel. That's because the harsh sunlight can cause the paint to expand and contract, which puts stress on the paint. The paint could fail to adhere to the surface properly, which means you'll have to repaint sooner than you'd like.
Another problem that can occur when painting in direct sunlight is that the paint can start to fade. The sun's ultraviolet rays can break down the pigments in the paint, which can cause the color to fade over time.
To avoid these problems, paint early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the sun isn't as strong. Better still, try to paint on a cloudy day or in the shade. You can also use awnings, tarps, or screens to block the sun.
By following these tips, you can avoid repeating your paint job sooner than necessary. Reach out to a local painting contractor to learn more.
Pro-tip: Since the sun can cause the paint to dry too quickly, you might be tempted to add more water to the paint to slow down the drying time. However, this is a mistake you'll want to avoid. Adding water to the paint can thin it out, which means you'll have to use more paint to get full coverage.