How Can I Get The Best Results on My Painting Project?


How can I get the best results out of my residential or commercial paint job? It’s a question that, as Adelaide painters, we are asked frequently.

Painting can be a big task. Be it one room or your entire space, you desire a result that satisfies your high standards.

However, when taking on a project by yourself, there are a number of things that can go awry – if you’re not prepared for the job.

At Pridal Services, we are Adelaide painting experts. We have decades of experience and know how to give you an end product that you’re 100% happy with. To help you to get the most out of your paint project, here are some common issues that occur during a project, and how to work your way around them.

Selecting the Right Colour

Picking the colour of your paint is a fundamental part of your paint job. It has a significant impact on the way your room looks and feels.

Picking a colour that you’re not happy with can be troublesome later on, even more so if you come to this realisation after the paint has been put on the wall. 

How Can You Avoid It?

There are a couple of reasons why people might misstep while choosing their colour schemes. Firstly, it can be quite difficult to get a really good idea of what the paint will look like in your space based off of the little swatch. Additionally, some paints and colours look different on the swatch/in the tin then they do when they’re actually on the wall. 

Work your way around these potential problem areas by painting test patches on your wall. This will give you a much better idea of which colours/textures you like – and which you don’t

Buying the Right Amount of Paint

Without expert guidance, getting exactly the right amount of paint for your project can be difficult. Too much and there is wastage, too little and you won’t have enough to finish the job.

How Can You Avoid It?

Forgetting all the detail work that has to be done, inexperience, and the quality of your paint often forces DIY painters to make multiple trips to the store.
You can help to eliminate this issue by consulting with a professional before you begin the painting process.

If you would like to chat to us about it, feel free to get in touchor check out this guide on paint to space ratios.  

Not Damaging Your Paint or Surroundings

When proper care and forethought isn’t taken on a paint project, damage can occur. It might be paint dripping on your new carpet or furniture – or perhaps the dog running through and leaving a hairy trail along your wet paint.

How Can You Avoid It?

Almost everyone who has taken on a DIY project has encountered this issue in some shape or form. It all comes down to preparation and observation – what areas will you need to cover, how will you keep the pets at bay etc.

By taking the time to really plan out your project, you’ll be able to save yourself a lot of hassle down the road.

Getting a Quality Finish

There’s nothing worse than finishing your project only to be unhappy with the finished result.

How Can You Avoid It?

Making sure that you are well prepared for your job goes a long way to ensuring the quality of the finish. Consider which tools you’ll need, and, where possible, always try to opt for higher quality paint.

How Can You Avoid All Of These Issues?

Without expertise in painting, there is only so much that you can do to ensure that the finished result lives up to your expectations. If you want to be 100% sure that your project will be timely and flawless, it might be worthwhile to consider hiring a professional.

At Pridal Services, we have Adelaide painters with the expertise and skill to complete your project seamlessly. From residential to commercial painting, indoors to outdoors – we are always up for the task.

If you would like to discover more about how an Adelaide professional painter can help you to get the best results, read on to discover the many benefits of using a professional painter. Or, if you’d like to learn more about our Adelaide painting services for your needs, fill out a quick quote – we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.


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.

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