Avoid These Painting Mistakes

Whether you enjoy painting or prefer to have someone else do it, you know it’s a real pain if you don’t get it right the first time. Even painting a small room in your home, like a bathroom, can be a pretty time-consuming undertaking, but it’s much worse if you make mistakes that are difficult to correct. The good news is that you can easily get it right the first time by avoiding some common mistakes. We’re proud to sell Benjamin Moore paint at Aubin Hardware, and we want you to be happy with your DIY paint job.


Ready to buy some Benjamin Moore paint and give your home a facelift? Make sure you avoid these common mistakes.


Choosing Your Benjamin Moore Paint Colors Quickly

There are so many available colors, so making the right choice can be overwhelming. It’s tempting to just go with the first color that you think is good enough. But you’ll wish you took your time once you paint the whole room and realize you don’t like the color. Get some samples, paint some swatches, and take your time selecting your paint colors.


Misunderstanding Paint Types

There’s more than just one type of paint. There are indoor and outdoor paints, oil-based and water-based paints, and various finishes, to name a few. If you don’t know what type of paint is right for your project, don’t guess! Do some research and ask one of our helpful associates for advice.


Painting on Unprepped Surfaces

We know you want to get painting, but you need a clean, smooth surface for the paint to adhere properly. Wipe down your walls with a mild soap and water solution to remove any dust or grime. Fill holes or cracks with spackle and make sure you let it dry and sand it down before you start painting.


Skipping the Tape

We’ve all done it. You think that you’ll be able to paint around molding or fixtures without getting paint on them. But we’ve all been proved wrong, and then you have to deal with having paint on your towel rack or figure out how to get it off. Save yourself a headache later by taking the time to tape off your boundaries.


Painting over a Wet Coat

To get the best results from your Benjamin Moore paint job, you’ll need more than one coat. But before you start painting your second pass, the first coat needs to be completely dry. If you start painting too soon, you’ll have tacky paint that can get clumpy on your walls or stay tacky for days.


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Refresh your home with Benjamin Moore paint! Find the colors you want and all the supplies you need at Aubin Ace Hardware.