It is quite simple for a homeowner to paint any surface that is easy to access. However, a majority of homes owners have surfaces that are very difficult to access, posing a big challenge during the painting process. Some of these areas include the eaves of the house, spots behind cabinets that will show when the carpentry has settled and so on.
Thankfully, today we’re sharing simple but effective tips and tricks that anyone can adopt when painting surfaces that are difficult to access and still produce the best results. Have a look;
Have Good Ladders
As obvious as it might seem, ladders greatly supports a painter’s job when it comes to reaching those difficult to reach spots. To make your work easier, you will be required to assemble an assortment of ladders from tall to shorter ones to enable you to reach certain areas. Each ladder will help you access the hard to reach spots up to a specific level of the surfaces being painted.
While you could probably get to the top of a six-foot wall by standing on your tiptoes, your back will suffer later and your painting quality can be compromised by straining for long periods. For this reason, you should utilize your ladders effectively as this will give you an easy time when painting any tricky, high areas.
Use Extender Arms on Your Brushes and Rollers
Fixing extender arm on your brush and roller is the most important approach that will enable you to paint some of the hard to access points without necessarily using your ladder. An extender will hold tightly onto your roller or brush and facilitate a higher reach to the apex of your wall.
These extensions arms will enable you to apply the paint up to the height of six feet or more with a simple swap that spreads the paint across the wall without even moving your body. The only downside of using such tools is that extension arms are difficult to control if you don’t do your initial pre preparations well.
Use Paint Pads on the Edges
In case you have tricky spots to edge such as a tight spot on the roof space of a home, a paint pad can help you perform your job easily without straining. Different forms of paint pads have diverse paint holding capabilities hence there is a need to check the manufacturer’s instructions on how to use it.
Cut In With Curved Rollers
Corners are the most complicated areas when it comes to painting. Be it a spot where two walls meet, wall meeting a ceiling board or any mixture of the two will give you a headache when painting. Professional painters have devised an easier way of going about it through the use of curved rollers. They produce better results with an attractive finish on surfaces with sharp corners –you should give them a try.
Painting Cylindrical Spots
As a DIY painting enthusiast, many times you will be required to perfectly paint cylindrical objects. Thankfully, the invention of a roller brush made this task a little less of a hassle. The brush is made of five individual rollers that are fixed with springs giving it an elastic frame. This brush offers the best solution for painting cylindrical surfaces. Even if you have pipes that require a fresh coat or small columns in your entrance, painting with roller brush can be done in a single paint coat without any noticeable shadow or overlap.
Applying paint to uneven or difficult to access spots needs some thorough investigation or employing new tools to enable you to perform an excellent painting job. Nearly every problem has a solution and every now and then a mixture of two does a perfect job that produces excellent outcomes. Before you proceed with the actual painting, you need to prepare your action plan first. This will ensure that you perform an excellent job with fewer inconveniences.
Follow the above tips on how to reach those hard to paint spots and you will be amazed by the final smooth results. If you need any help with your painting project, give us call or email us and we will be more than happy to help bring your favorite colors to live.