When you are painting, it is a good idea to know about how much paint you will need to finish the job. You will want to box (marry or mix) all the same color paint. This will ensure color consistency for touch up purposes. You also don’t want to finish your painting project with a color that is slightly off. This can cost you your time and money. If you are going to be applying two coats then, make sure you have the same amount for the second coat. It is also a good idea to have extra for touch up. If you are purchasing paint that is not pre-tinted (stock) or medium to deep tones, I always recommend boxing the paint. When I am painting inside, I will always box my paint because inconsistencies in the paint color and sheen are easily detected. In my line of work we have a saying,” material is cheap, and labor is expensive!” Take the time and box your paint!
A frequently asked question when I’m painting interiors is,”are you going to spray?” Well it depends on what type of job it is, what the budget might be, and if you want to be able to touch it up. If you have a rental and cost is a factor, then spraying is the way to go. When I paint doors, trim, furniture, or cabinets, I almost always spray. Spraying is much faster and will produce outstanding results, but it has its downfalls. As the depth of color increases, the ability for touch up decreases. Also the touch ups will flash, meaning the sheen will appear different. It is always best to brush and roll the walls, if you know you will be living there for awhile. Spraying may help keep your budget, but remember the disadvantages.
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