Painting refers to the application of paint on to different surfaces such as walls, floors or even ceilings. It is always viewed as a simple job that can be done by anyone. In reality, painting requires a particular level of expertise for the final work to be satisfactory. The painters should be able to understand what is required of them and they should use the appropriate medium. There are several media for painting and these include oil paint, water based paint, wax, and spray paint among others. Many tools can be used for painting but a brush is most common.
There are several reasons why a painting will deteriorate fast. One of the reasons is when a surface is poorly prepared. If the surface to be painted has a crack or is dirty, the paint will not last. It is therefore important to ensure that all cracks are filled up and that the surface is clean. A piece of cloth or a hard brush can be used to wipe off dirt depending on the nature of the dirt. In case the surface has cracked paint that is remaining from a previous painting, scrape it off using a scalpel or a knife. A sand paper can also be used to smoothen it out.
Another reason why a painting will not last is the use of the wrong painting tool. Different surfaces require different tools for painting. For instance, a rough surface will require the use of a brush rather than a roller. This is because, a roller will not reach all parts hence the painting will look bad. Corners of, say, a wall cannot be reached by a roller and therefore, a brush will work best. The third reason as to why a painting will not last is if the type of paint that is used is not appropriate for that surface.
For instance, use of water based paint for outdoors is risky because, in case of rains, the paint will easily come out. It is therefore important to choose carefully the type of paint that should be used depending on the surface and the conditions that surround it. A painting will not last if the technique used is not appropriate. The way one holds a brush or a roller will determine the final outcome of the paint job. Also, the orientation of the brush stroking matters a lot.