What to Look Out for Before Home Painting

Before home painting, it is wise to check out what’s going on beneath the surface. Taking care of things such as drywall repair or minor carpentry problems will lead to a better paint result. However, the repairs can be a bit trickier than one may initially think, demanding a meticulous and experienced approach. Repairing your walls without the recommended methods can leave uneven and unappealing sections, or even structural damage. CertaPro’s experts have a long history in drywall repair, ensuring that the correct steps are taken to mitigate any form of disaster. Here are a few things to keep an eye out for before you start your painting process.

Drywall and Plaster Repairs

Damage on drywall can show through a painted surface if it’s not repaired properly. Here are a few of the most common drywall issues we deal with here in Texas.

Nail Pops

Sometimes nail heads can pop through the drywall causing annoying circles in your perfectly painted walls. This happens as drywall screws or framing nails move from structural or settling tension in the walls. Do not grab a hammer to smack it back in as you could cause more damage to the wall. Reset the nail or screw if needed and use the back end of a screwdriver to create a divot with the nail head in the center. Use joint compound to fill the area. Allow drying time, sand and paint.

Patches from Damage or Wall Hangings 

Any number of dings and bruises to the drywall can come out of everyday life. The repairs are similar in nature. Whether a chunk of wall was removed to make repairs behind the drywall, or a door swung open too quickly and made a quick punch through, or you just have paintings that you moved, the repairs are similar. For larger holes and cut throughs, use tape and cover the hole itself, then press a thick layer of joint compound onto it. For smaller, you may be able to do the drywall repair with only compound. Allow for dry time. Then sand and paint the wall. You’re sure to have a beautiful result.

High-Traffic Areas

There are a few areas in the home that receive significantly more traffic than the rest of the home. Hallways, kitchens, and bathrooms are the top three areas that will need the most maintenance. The walls in these spaces are prone to scuff marks, dents, and fingerprints that make the surface look dirty. Kitchens and bathrooms also have to deal with elements such as smoke, steam, and grease. Baseboards and trims are a completely different element of your house to deal with. However, like those high-traffic areas, baseboards and trims typically face a lot of damage. They often endure vacuums, foot traffic, and runaway toys. We recommend painting these surfaces every two years.

Home Painting with CertaPro Painters®

Home repairs aren’t always the easiest talk. They also aren’t something you want to mess around with. Fortunately, there are professionals who can do these repairs for you. CertaPro Painters® of Lubbock, TX have helped thousands of homes with their drywall repairs. We know the ins and outs of getting the perfect result every time. What’s even better is that we are knowledgeable and trained to paint the repaired area as soon as we’re done! No need to hire multiple contractors for a single job. To get started on your drywall repair project, contact our professionals at 806-977-9677 or fill out our free, no-obligation form. We look forward to working with you!