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How To Paint A Difficult Spot At Home

DIY interior home painting is the most popular method to upgrade and freshen up a room due to its affordability and it doesn't require technical skills, expertise, and expensive equipment. Easy-to-access surfaces are quite simple to paint however there are certain areas that are very difficult to reach, this is a big challenge during the painting process. In this blog, we will share with you the effective tips and tricks anyone can adopt when painting tricky spots at home.


Around Ceiling Lights


Ceiling-mounted light fixtures in the room or hallways are difficult to paint around. Though this area is hard to paint, using a technique can make the job easier. Remove the screw to lower the light fixture cover and wrap a plastic sheet over the fixture to avoid paint splatters. Using a brush, paint the ceiling all the way around the electrical box.


Behind Toilets

The narrow space at the back of the toilet tank makes it difficult to paint the wall behind. To ease the job, use a paint-behind pad tool. It has a paint pad attached to a long plastic handle. Load paint in the plastic tray and use the pad and paint the wall. Using this tool can help you perform the job easily.



Above Doors and Windows


The paint roller's standard size is nine inches in width, making it ideal to cover walls however the wall above the windows and doors are narrower than the paint roller making it hard to paint horizontally across the wall in one long motion. Using the standard roller creates vertical paint lines where the strokes overlap. To avoid such kinds of paint lines and to match the texture of walls and above the windows and doors, use a trim roller with the same nap as a standard paint roller with 3 to 6 inches width.


Along with Carpeting


It is essential to protect the carpet when painting a baseboard molding in a room with wall-to-wall carpet. If painter's tape is not properly put in place, wet paint can seep into the carpet. To avoid this problem, stick the painter's tape to the carpet and overlap it to the baseboard by 1/4 inch. Once all the carpet is masked off, brush paint into the baseboards, allow the paint to properly dry then peel off the tape.


Cylindrical Spots


Painting a cylindrical object is difficult however roller brush made this task easier. The brush is made up of five individual rollers fixed with springs giving it an elastic frame. This brush feature is the best solution in painting cylindrical surfaces. Painting pipes or columns can also be done with one coat of paint leaving no overlap or shadow.



Homes with High Ceilings


Homes with high ceilings are beautiful however painting is a struggle. Some ladders can reach it but the task is still uncomfortable. Hiring experienced and professional painters can do the job well. They have extension poles attached to the brushes and rollers to completely cover all ceilings. They are also experts in prep work so there are paint drips in the furniture, floor, appliances, carpets, etc.



If any of the above areas need to be painted at your home or you have any other residential or commercial painting requirements, it is best to contact professional painting contractors. They have the best equipment and experience to do the job safely! Call Rolling Shades Painting today to book your free estimate!

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