DIY Painting Mistakes and Headaches

paint cans, brushes, tape, and blueprints

Painting your home? Leave it to the pros!

At Matthew’s Construction and Design, we believe that a fresh coat of paint can renew your home like nothing else. Whether it’s a bright, inviting color that opens up a smaller room or a dramatic accent color that gives a room a unique atmosphere, the paint in your home has a huge impact on the feel of your home. That’s why we offer painting and drywall services in the Washington, D.C, Germantown, College Park, and all of Montgomery County areas. When it comes to your home, make sure you leave it to the pros.


Planning for your DIY paint job is more than half of the battle. You can’t just come home with a can of paint one day and have at it. Improper surface preparation if the single biggest contributor to poor end results. Preparing your surface involves washing it thoroughly; removing any loose paint and scraping any blistered spots. Once you’ve complete this, you should even out imperfections by applying good quality spackle with a broad knife. Sand the spackle and reapply primer to these areas. Finally, caulk all lines and openings with a latex silicone caulk.


Masking off areas that you don’t want to paint is as crucial as preparing the surface for painting. Removing paint splatter from windows or other surfaces can double or even triple your work time. Ensure that you’re masking any other areas where you don’t want any paint to bleed and anywhere siding meets other features such as vents or downspouts.

Paint Type

With so many different brands of paint out there, it can be hard to choose the right one. Ensure that it’s the highest quality paint, and the correct type of paint for your wall material.

Leave It To The Pros!

Get In Touch With Matthew’s Construction And Design Today

At MATTHEW’S CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN, we‘re committed to quality and service, and strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We will guide you through the entire process, from tips and ideas for your project, to the actual installation. With countless testimonials and a colorful portfolio of our work, you can trustMatthew’s Construction and Design to handle your product with the best care in the industry.

Contact us today for your free estimate, or give us a call at (202) 702.3553. For room design that inspires you to relax and play, and impresses you with remarkable style and quality, trust only the professionals!

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