Interior painting is an excellent way to brighten up a tired room and give your home a fresh new look without investing in complete renovations. However, there are a number of common painting mistakes that you should try to avoid. At MasterWorks Painting & Remodeling, we’ve seen it all, so we’ve put together a list of the top three DIY painting blunders and how to circumvent them. Take a look at these before you start your next home-improvement project.

1. Choosing colors based on how they look in the store, in a magazine, or online. It’s impossible to know how a color will look on your walls until you bring it home and look at it in different lighting conditions and surrounded by your furniture. If you’re having a hard time selecting a color, you might even want to buy a few sample sizes of your favorites and paint a few small areas to see how they look.

painting contractor Fairfax, VA2. Using the wrong tools. Paint rollers and brushes come in various sizes and materials and have variable angles and piles. All of these are intended for different applications, types of paints, or finishes, so it’s important to choose the right tools for the job. 

3. Taking shortcuts that impact the quality of the paint job. If you think that you can shorten the process by skipping important steps like washing the walls, taping the edges, or omitting the primer, you will likely be unpleasantly surprised. Dirt and grime can show through, your edges may not be straight, and your color may not be true or adhere properly. Likewise, leaving furniture or rugs uncovered while painting is just an accident waiting to happen.

Stop worrying about DIY painting blunders, and call the professionals at MasterWorks Painting & Remodeling Company today! Contact us at (703) 263-3302 for a free estimate or to find out more about our interior, exterior, and commercial painting services. We provide top quality home remodeling, home improvements, and painting services in Reston, Fairfax, Ashburn,Vienna, Oakton, and the surrounding Virginia areas.