As local professional painters in Mandurah WA, we are often asked about keeping paint fresh. Sometimes, a fresh coat of paint is needed to spruce up and exterior or interior surface. However, in certain circumstances, other measures can be taken to make the paintwork smarter. Let’s take a look at three ways that you can freshen up your paint surfaces without carrying out extensive painting.
Any deposits of dirt, dust, debris, cobwebs and other materials can really make your paintwork look tired and unattractive. If you want to bring your painted surfaces back to life, you will need to remove this dirty buildup of material. This is a simple task, but it will require some time and a little elbow grease to do the cleaning properly. Get on a step ladder and use some non-abrasive microfiber cloths to remove the dirty deposits. If you don’t like heights get an extendable duster with a microfibre head to give you the reach that you need for ceilings and higher sections of walls. Dusting every couple of months should be enough to keep your walls and ceilings clean and tidy. It may not be necessary to remove any wall hangings or paintings every time, because the surfaces concealed behind them will not collect any dust. However, taking them down for a good spring or autumn cleaning may be a good idea for a deeper cleaning experience.
Washing Painted Surfaces
Some painted surfaces, such as hallways, entrances, and sitting rooms may not collect much more than lighter dust deposits. Other areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens are exposed to steam and cooking residues that can affect the paint. In these areas, some light dusting will not be enough, and you need to wash the paint surfaces clean. Avoid using harsh cleaning products for this type of cleaning, stick to using mild soap and warm water with a soft, clean cloth. If you have smokers in your home, there could be smoke deposits on the surfaces that need to be cleaned carefully. Harsher cleaning products can cause the paint to peel or crack prematurely.
Touching up Paint
Whenever you have some professional painting carried out at your home or business, it’s a great idea to keep the excess paint in a safe and dark location. Matching existing paint can be a tricky business, and if you need to touch up later, it’s a better option to have the exact same paint available. Any chips that you find in your paintwork can be easily touched up with the appropriate paint as you discover them. If you have a larger hole, it will be necessary to sand the area flat first, add a little primer and then apply your touch up paint. The paint should be lightly applied, feather the paint into the surrounding areas to make the paint repair less noticeable.
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