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6 Costly Interior Painting Shortcuts In Omaha, NE

July 17th, 2020 | 3 min read

By Bill Carlson

Light brown colored ceiling with white seams and brown ceiling fan.

7 Costly Shortcuts In Interior Painting in Omaha, NE

You may stumble on some low-priced painters while hiring a painter for your next Interior Painting project in Omaha. While this may be the best-case scenario for your budget, if you want durability and longevity, you may need to double-check the contractor's process and their products. Some painters may cut corners and take shortcuts that will cost you the project. 

The problem with some of these so-called shortcuts is that they can sometimes be much worse than not taking the shortcuts at all -- and in some cases, they will make it necessary for you to start your painting project from scratch. This will ultimately make the project longer and more expensive. 

Brush & Roll Painting is a professional Interior Painting company in Omaha. Our proven process, use of high-quality products, 9-year warranty, and experienced painters are just part of the value we provide to our customers.  

In this article, we will discuss six common shortcuts some contractors take. By reading this article, you will be able to know what you are looking for when hiring a painter for your next Interior Painting project. 

6 costly shortcuts in interior painting in Omaha, NE

1. Not Taking The Time To Prepare

Before any painting project, preparing the space is essential. 

Though you might not think it's much of a big deal and that painters can dive right into the painting, preparing the space has proven to provide no messes, crisp lines, and long-lasting paint.

The prep work for Interior Painting includes taping off trims, edges, and corners, sanding, repairing, and priming key areas.

It bears making sure that you know the dimensions of your interior that will be painted, as you can get the appropriate amount of paint then and get the protective materials you will need to keep your home clean while you are painting.

2. Not Putting Up Protective Materials

Protective materials such as paper, plastic, or drop cloths are an important part of the painting process, as they help ensure that your home is kept clean as you paint. These should be laid over furniture and across floors for wall and ceiling painting. Walls should be covered in plastic if you are having your ceiling painted. 

Protective materials will catch any paint drips or spills that would otherwise damage parts of your home. Protective materials allow painters to leave your home spotless.

3. Not Sanding Before Painting

Sanding is an important part of the painting process and is one that you should never skip.

Sanding the surface of what is to be painted prepares it by making it smoother, allowing the paint to go on better and stay on longer -- adhesive qualities are improved through sanding.

4. Only Using One Coat Of Paint

You could look at something you only applied one coat of paint and think it looks good right after painting, but give it time.

It will inevitably be the case that you will realize that it would have looked better with a second coat of paint. Plus, a second coat of paint provides an extra layer of durability that will help retain color. 

5. Not Properly Mixing The Paint

It's imperative that you properly mix the paint that you use before using it.

Dyes separate over time; if you don't mix paint, you are looking at an uneven paint job.

6. Using Low-Quality Paint

Low-priced paint is clearly the better choice for anyone's wallet. After a few coats, this paint may look decent, but over time, you will find it difficult to clean, touch up, and chip off easily. 

Most low-priced painters use cheaper paint because they know it can do the job. Typically, these painters don't provide a warranty because they know the product won't hold up for a longer period of time and doesn't touch up well. 

High-quality, more expensive paint is made with stronger ingredients to retain color and durability, and it has stain-release technology to make cleaning easy.

Sometimes, taking these shortcuts may be what you are looking for if you want a quick job. But if you are looking for a durable and lasting Interior Paint job, these shortcuts will be noticeable quickly.

If you need a professional to help with your exterior painting in Omaha, NE, our Brush & Roll Painting team can help.


Next, check out our Guide to Interior Painting to ensure everything is checked off before your project begins. 

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Bill Carlson

Bill is the owner and operator of Brush & Roll Painting.