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Why You Need a Professional Painter

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Don't let your DIY painting job keep you from using your home.

Do you consider the careful monitoring of drips to avoid getting them on the floor, windows, and furniture the biggest hassle of an interior paint job? If so, there may be more to consider than you’ve realized. While painting your interior walls is a cost-effective way to give your home a beautiful facelift, there are many things which could potentially go wrong on a do-it-yourself paint job. The more you know, the better you can avoid problematic results on your painting project.

A professional interior home painter knows that protecting the home and limiting the disruption caused by the painting job are two high priorities for the homeowner. Your home and furniture will always be kept clear of any paint drips or other damages, but the best part of a professional painter is the swiftness of the job. The floor to ceiling sheets will not be a longtime fixture in your home like some DIY projects turn out to be.

Professional painters also know how to navigate the following additional painting sticky situations.

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A flawless paint job is easier said than done.

Blisters or Paint Bubbles

The trickiest thing about paint bubbles is that they may not form until after the paint on the wall has already dried. There are steps you should take to prevent bubbles from popping up.

When paint separates from the surface it’s applied to, that’s when blistering or bubbling occurs. There are a number of possible reasons why paint film lifts, such as:

• The painting surface is damp, hot, or dirty
• Latex paint is exposed to moisture soon after the paint dries
• Alkyd or oil-based paint is applied over latex paint
• There is excessive moisture in the room

The following are some steps you can take to help prevent bubbling:

• Clean and dry the paint surface area before painting
• Avoid painting in conditions that are hot or humid
• Before exposing the freshly painted surface to moisture, let it dry thoroughly
• Install exhaust fans or vents in humid areas

Sticking Paint

If you’ve ever had doors that stick in the doorway, you may know what a nuisance paint blocking or sticking can be. Paint blocking boils down to being an adhesion problem created when freshly painted surfaces are pressed together and stick. When the surfaces are separated, they show peeling or paint transfer.

Paint blocking can occur because low-quality gloss or semi-gloss paints are used or because not enough time is allowed for the paint to cure before windows or doors are closed.

It is possible to prevent paint blocking, per the following tips:

• Because low-quality latex paints are prone to have poor block resistance, particularly in warm and/or damp conditions, use high-quality semi-gloss or gloss acrylic latex paint or alkyd paint.
• Closely adhere to paint label instructions as regards the amount of time required for the paint to dry.
• As needed, windows and doors should be adjusted so that they open and close properly.

For a temporary solution — until a proper do-over of the painted surface with the sticking problem can be achieved — you can apply wax, talcum powder, or soap to the area that’s sticking.

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Mixing the paint skin or using poor quality paint that may develop lumps can create in-can problems.

In-Can Problems

There are quite a few reasons that you could have in-can problems with your paint which affects the outcome of your paint job. Examples of in-can problems include:

• If a sheet of skin is stirred or shaken into the paint, the skin is dispersed into many hundreds of tiny lumps. Skinning can occur for several reasons, including leaving the paint can open.
• Besides the possible problems with skin, wet paint can develop lumps, though this is a less common problem. Lumps are a sign of a stability problem with the paint; and there are various causes, including mixing paint with a non-compatible material.

It’s frustrating to go through all the effort of painting your home’s interior only to end up with less-than-pleasing results. Our painters are highly skilled in the business of headache prevention. One of the best reasons to hire a professional painter is because we understand all of the many factors which come together to produce a successful and lasting paint project. We allow our customers to rest easy until it is time to enjoy the pristine painting. For a sleek paint job from start to finish in only a few hours and without a mess, get the job done right with the professionals at Franklin Painting.

Franklin Painting LLC – Call us Toll Free at 877-646-7774
or at our main office number 860-678-7701
2 Eastview Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

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