7 Things I Need to Know About House Painting.

  July 6, 2016


Do you fancy yourself a good painter? There’s nothing wrong with taking on a DIY wall or room painting project. But, if you want a professional finish with clean, smooth and even lines, it’s best to hire a professional to do it.

To help you with your interior house painting project in Adelaide, here are 7 quick tips to note.

1. Be patient and plan it out

Whether painting your new home in Adelaide or a wall inside your office in Surry Hills, the process takes much longer than you think. Plan it by sorting out the basics like choosing the colours, cost of a professional and even the gallons of paint you would need.

2. Don’t skip on the primer

Licensed contractors will always recommend using a primer before using colour. This provides a solid base for the paint and it can make the colours much brighter and vivid compared to having a bare base. Doing an #interiorpaint overhaul in your home? Keep these tips in mind. They’ll save you a ton of headaches. #pridalservices #housepainting

3. Go bold, go pastel, go bright – don’t shy away from colours!


If you want a certain atmosphere for your room, don’t be afraid to experiment with colour. Most people default on creams, whites and beiges because they’re not sure which shade to use to achieve the right ambiance.

Consult your painting contractor to help you pick the right shade. It’s also possible to base the hue on existing fixtures incorporated within the space. Just like what you’d do when picking exterior paint. We endore and proudly use Dulux Interior Paint, on all our jobs.

4. Ask for a sample

It’s always a good idea to ask for paint samples in your chosen shade. Reliable licensed painters and shops will often provide this. If possible, it would be advisable to test it out on the actual wall or something similar to it so you know how it will look like when applied.

5. Prepping time is crucial

Any professional knows that prep time is as important as the actual process itself. Filling in any holes, sanding them out and making sure there’s an even surface for the paint to adhere to is one thing experts never skip out on.


6. Corner line work comes first before using rollers

The line work in the corners should be done first. Once the corners are done, then rollers can be used for the large expanses. The rollers will help flatten the brushwork and give you a more even finish. Professional contractors often work this way.

7. Boxed paint is better

To avoid uneven application, ‘boxing’ paint is ideal. Professionals mix all the paint together to obtain an even coat of colour in each application. Even though mixers generally do a good job, they’re susceptible to creating shade variations. The last thing you need, whether interior or roof painting, is to have two shades of colour on your wall or rooftop.

Painting interiors is an exciting process. It’s a chance to liven up your room, make it cosy or exude your personality. Apart from these general tips, choosing the right paint contractor to work with will make the process even smoother.

Here at Pridal Services, we have access to all of the equipment and machinery necessary to get your walls painted to perfection. We provide you with colour charts to help you find the right paint colour that complements the interior and exterior of your house.

Whether you have one room or a complete property in Adelaide to paint, our Adelaide painters will get the job done for you. We also provide services like exterior painting, eco-friendly painting and roof painting in Adelaide and other areas in South Australia.

At Pridal Services, we are Adelaide-based professional painters. We offer high quality painting services for Adelaide homes, commercial sites, heritage properties and more.

We pride ourselves on attention to detail, and will deliver a superior service at a competitive price. Speak to us today for a fast and free quote.