The Art of Flipping Houses Part 9

By on October 26, 2015

Painting

Have you ever watched a professional painter while he works? Some are amazing, and are true masters of their trade. Many don’t use tape, or paper to mask off what they don’t want painted. I am not one of those painters, and unless you are, you should follow these tips that I am about to share.

Paint is like anything else, you get what you pay for. Starting with a good quality paint is the most important factor on any job. If you buy the cheap stuff, be prepared to paint until the cows come home, as you will need 2 to 3 coats. Sometimes, even if you buy the good stuff, you will get what they call “holidays”, which is a spot that you have missed, or the paint did not cover. Many times it is not the paint’s fault. You need a clean, dry surface before you start your painting, that is, prepare your walls so the paint will adhere to them. Paint will not stick to a greasy, dirty, or dusty wall.

Preparing your walls requires some elbow grease. No, you can’t

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