5 Devastating mistakes professional painters should avoid

Every client want to a well finished work in their home.

As a professional painter, you would be hired overtime by various clients.

Truth is that one client can bring more client can bring more clients due to satisfaction.

When a client is not satisfied he can easily discourage many individuals in the community from patronising your services 

While the art of interior and exterior painting may seem straightforward and simple.

It is easy to make a little mistake that could ruin the whole project and waste a good amount of money 

Interior walls with painting

Due to the competition out there for more client, maintaining a good reputation is important to succeed.

This is why you should be knowledge about little mistakes.

In this article you would learn 5 major mistakes you should totally avoid that can ruin your painting job let’s dive in.

  1. Poor surface preparation 

Have been to places where walls have started peeling off.

A major reason for this can be because of poor surface cleaning 

Before starting to paint.

There are certain steps you should take in other to avoid having your clients wall surface peel off after a few weeks.

Some of these includes:

  • Cleaning the wall: Before painting there is need to use a brush to wipe dirt, grease or other distractions on the wall.

Doing this help the paint stick better.

  • Priming the wall: Applying a primer coat helps the paint stick so well. Therefore this primer is more like glue that helps to ensure the paint sticks. With this the paint does not peel off
  • Sanding the wall is like filling up rough spots to make the wall look smooth.

These steps are important for the wall before starting out with the painting job.

The surface of the wall determines how the turn out would look and as a professional painter, this step is critical.

  1. Painting in poor weather conditions

While other mistakes may not totally destroy the whole project, painting in poor weather conditions can totally ruin the project.

After the whole painting project, the goal is to have the exterior wall dry well, and stick properly, but then the weather outside can determine if that happens or not.

We were told of a music studio of which young people contributed money to paint the exterior.

Only for the studio the next studio the next day to discover that the paint has been washed by rain.

This shows that before embarking on a painting project it is important to study the weather to know if it is suitable and what time is best to paint.

There are types of weather that are not good for exterior painting project

  • Rainy season 

During the rainy period just like the situation earlier, the moisture in the environment can prevent the wall from drying and the paint from sticking properly to the surface.

Therefore, the paint might end up washing away or looking streaky.

To avoid falling into this tra, it is important to pay close attention to the weather forecast.

You can also make use of paints that is specially designed for the season.

  • Another period or season that can destroy a painting project is extreme heat.

For this, when the weather is extremely hot, it can make the paint to dry so quickly causing lap lines and marks.

The paint may not be able to bond so well with the wall

  • High winds: This is a period where the wind gets so intense, that it blows sand into your face.

This is what this means for your painting project, this can totally destroy the work.

The wind weather can blow dust and sand on the wet paint ruining the smooth surface

To avoid all the problem of the weather destroying the project, ensure to do a proper weather forecast.

  1. Low quality paint and materials 

It is normal, that you may want to save cost to buy cheaper paint but in the longrun you may have to spend more.

The materials and paint you use, determine the outcome of the project.

Ensure to make use of high quality paints, brushes, rollers and other equipment.

For the paint products, cheaper and how quality paints can tend to look pale and patch.

After handed the contract, ensure to get the best materials and equipment so that your job is neat.

  1. Inadequate ventilation 

Ventilation is having good airflow around the painted area.

The paints used are made from chemicals and made from chemicals, and many of these chemicals seem strong that they release fumes when covered with heat.

Heat can also make the building suffocating for the painter as they are strong chemicals.

When there is no proper ventilation, the room is cold and wet and able properly dry up, further making the surface, not to adhere with the paint.

In solving this, after painting your interior, open the windows, put on the fans if you have one.

Generally make the interior well lighted.

Skipping the ventilation can ruin the whole painting project.

  1. Lack of communication

Clients and house owners usually have a tasteand idea of what they want.

As.a professional painter you want to satisfy your client, and have him recommend you to many other individuals.

You need to ask your client what they want to achieve and their KPIs 

KPIs mean key performance indicators, and they are little results that the client would be happy with you questions like:

What colour the client wants to see?

How long then project should last

How much cost is their budget.

Asking questions about their services is essential to satisfy them.

If the painter does not communicate these details effectively, he would not have an idea of what the client would love, this can therefore bring about misunderstanding and problems along the line.

The client might end up being unhappy and therefore cannot recommend you to other potential.

Key takeaway 

As a professional, keep learning, have a mentor to tell you stories and mistakes from his experience.

Learn from people’s mistakes and 

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