You can learn a lot from DIYing. And definitely improving our painting technique over the years has to be on your bucket list if you're a DIY lover!
Now let's see how to get the perfect finish with Matt Paint.
1. Use the right kind of color
There are so many different types of color that it can feel like an impossible task to choose the right color.
There are primers, emulsions, special paints to cover mold, moisture… - the list is almost endless. Choosing the right type of paint is crucial because you will only get a perfect finish if you use the right product for the job.
We love water-based paints even for woodwork, but if you paint something outdoors, we would always advise you to choose a solvent-based paint.
Believe it or not, cleaning your brushes may require more effort, but it's better (because every solvent-based paint needs to be cleaned with a special brush cleaner or turpentine substitute), but it is more durable, and you probably don't want to have to repaint so soon.
Something else that can help you get a great finish is to always paint with the brush facing upwards (especially when using solvent-based paint), as the brush strokes disappear (or at least become much less visible).
2.Use the right toolsUsing good quality brushes makes a big difference and is an investment worth making.
3. Shake it, baby!Stir your paint more than you think! It tends to separate, and the longer it stands around, the more you have to mix it.
This is especially true if you have had your paint mixed in a store. Mix for a good 5 minutes, but do not be too vigorous. You do not want to have too many air bubbles in the paint.
If you use paint from two different pots, it is also a good idea to mix them together. There can be subtle differences when using mixed colors, so combining before painting will ensure that the color is mixed evenly.
4. Stay wet!It can sometimes be difficult to achieve a perfectly even finish, but the best way to ensure that your wall does not become uneven is to paint your wall in one go without letting the paint dry.
Always paint entire walls at once and work from one side of the wall to the other. Make sure that the edge of the last paint you applied does not dry before you have the opportunity to apply more paint.
Ideally, you should even cut at the same time as the roll!
5. Tape it!It does make sense to use masking tape now and then, but we also believe that it is often quicker to remove things like switches and sockets for painting and then put them back on when you are finished. And even if it doesn't go any faster, it definitely leads to a better finish.