The art of renovating a place is defined by how much expertise is used to complete the renovation. This level of expertise can only be gained through years of experience working on similar or allied projects. Although some lessons may take mere seconds to learn, the ill-effects of not having known them before, might take days to correct. This is similar to the story of Therese King, a house painter in Sydney who was a former renovator. She started with the idea of painting her one bedroom flat and proceeded to paint the walls a certain colour. After this, she had to place the floating floorboards in, and she needed to mix some concrete up with water. She decided to use her drill to do the mixing as it would be much faster. Unfortunately, she did this while she was still in the room and this resulted in some big splotches splattered all across the recently painted walls and roof.
Another expert house painter in Sydney, Cherie Barber, concurs with the advice of Ms. King. She is an expert usually found on Channel Ten’s show “The living room”. She advocates the use of the Haymes Painters’ Pack, which consists of the material and paintbrushes to get DIY painters started. She suggests that these painters’ packs provide incentive for people to start their projects as they can be very inspiring at the start and rewarding at the end.
She notes that not many people make use of flat stirrers to stir their paints, and instead just use screwdrivers to do the stirring. While this may work when mixing paint in a bucket, this might not be optimal for paint in a roller tray. She also warns against buying cheap materials for this job as it may end up making the whole job a nasty ordeal. The bristles of the paint brushes might end up getting stuck in the paint and subsequently may come off and find themselves on the wall. This will lead to an overall uneven paint finish as time is spent trying to remove these bristles. The work involved in preparing for the painting and reading up on all of these tips might be a tad too tedious for some, but its rewards are a cheerful and error-free paint job, which generally leaves most with a positive sense of achievement.