4 Painting Tips for Painting Your Factory

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4 Painting Tips for Painting Your Factory

26 April 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have chosen to paint the interior of your own factory, you are going to need to make sure that you learn as much as possible about the painting process in order to ensure that it looks great and that the process goes smoothly. Here are some tips.

1. Use Tinted Primer

When you have chosen a wall color, you are also going to want to choose a primer that is a similar shade to it. This is because if you have had to repair any parts of your walls that had chunks missing, you are going to have put a substance on your walls that is going to absorb a lot of the paint that you put on the wall. This is a problem because it will cause these spots to look different than all of the other spots.

You can resolve this issue by simply using a primer. You want to use a tinted primer that is a similar color to the color that you have chosen for the walls in order to ensure that you use as few coats as possible on the walls when you finally do apply the pain. Tinted primer will also allow the paint that you apply to the walls to look much more vibrant.

2. Scrape a Ridge Around Textured Ceilings

Your next step is to protect your textured ceilings by taking a screwdrivers and scraping a shallow ridge along the edges of your ceiling. This ridge will not be noticeable to anyone but will allow you to paint the walls without having to worry about stray bristles hitting the ceiling and coloring random bits blue or grey. This will allow you to avoid having to tape the ceiling as well, which can be a long, frustrating task.

3. Make Sure the Tape Is Entirely Adhered

Make sure that any tape that you put down is sticking flat to the surface that you are trying to protect and that there are no areas that are not fully adhered. You can do this by simply using a putty knife to secure the tape. By pushing the tape down with the edge of a putty knife, you will be able to ensure that no paint gets on whatever you are trying to protect.

4. Mix Paint Extender into Your Paint

If you want to be sure that you don't have brush marks on your walls, mix in paint extender along with your paint. You can find paint extender at your local hardware store.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in industrial painting. They will be able to offer you some tips.