6 Signs of Bad Interior Paint Job

November 4, 2020
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6 Signs of Bad Interior Paint Job

When it comes to the projects you complete on your house, you have the right to be informed as a homeowner. You want to know that you get quality outcomes from qualified professionals, whether it's repairing a doorknob or removing the siding. That's why it's important to understand the details of the process they're doing so that when you see it, you can point out a bad outcome. Interior painting jobs, in particular, have a number of steps to be taken by professionals in order to deliver a quality service. So, to guarantee you're having the highest bang for your buck, learn the signs of a bad interior paint job.

Lack of Preparation

The outcome of a painting project also results directly from the preparation of the painter. Care before starting, as well as during and after the work, is the secret to success in painting. For example, the color will not shine through as well or have a smooth finish if the primer is not used before adding paint.

Interior Rooms

All furniture and light fixtures should be removed from the space before beginning an interior painting. To avoid paint splatters from being stained, the painter you hire should cover outlets, floors, and windows. To facilitate paint adhesion, walls should be thoroughly cleaned of dirt, dust, and other debris.

A Building’s Exterior

Debris should be removed, including siding, fencing, and decks, from all surfaces. Then, before the project starts, the surfaces should be hand scraped and sanded. If you find this step lacking in anyway during your paint job, be sure to point it out to your hired painter.


Painting in Bad Weather

The weather can be unpredictable, but when it comes to exterior painting, planning for perfect conditions is important. The paint will not stick to the surface or properly dry between coats when the weather is too cold or wet. For exterior painting, warm temperatures, moderate sunshine, and low winds are idyllic; otherwise, you might start seeing cracks early. Ask questions related to the forecasted weather to ensure that your hired professional has taken this into consideration. 

Lack of Materials

When a contractor arrives to finish the job of painting, he should have all the necessary materials and equipment for the project. This requires a number of brushes and rollers for painting, caulking instruments, ladders, scaffolds, and accessories for painting. If he needs to keep going to the store to get stuff, that is a good sign that he is not very experienced in this work. 

Second Coat

Skipping the second coat may also be a warning that your paint job is going to end badly. While the job might appear full after the first coat, unless a second coat is added, the paint will not last for as long. You preserve the color with the second coat of paint, protect the walls from potential damage and scuffs, and simply make the walls look better.

We understand just how precious your home is to you. Our team is going to do everything we can to make its appearance bright! For a “great paint job every time” contact the Best House Painting Company in Simsbury, CT today.

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