Painting your home is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to update your décor. There are right and wrong ways to go about it, and good and buy purchasing decisions. Here is a quick guide for painting your home.
Do your research
There are dozens of different paint manufacturers out there, many of which offer great products. You’ll need to do your research to determine what type of finish you want, and whether you should go with an all-in-one paint or purchase a separate primer.
Once you decide on a colour scheme, it’s a good idea to get sample-size cans of each of the colours and test them out on your walls. Most places offer sample cans free of charge, or for a minimal fee. If you are going to paint your walls, it’s also a good idea to touch-up your trim and even re-do your ceilings.
Proper preparation is the key to a flawless paint job. Purchase plenty of drop cloths to protect your floors and buy a good quality paint tape to protect trim or create designs on the walls. You’ll also want to invest in good brushes and rollers to be certain you get a quality finish. Another bonus of investing in quality painting tools is that, so long as you clean them properly after use, you’ll be able to use them again, and again.
Set aside the time
Painting, although conceptually simple, can take a lot of time to do right. You’ll need to clear out rooms and cover furniture, and dedicate several hours to prep work – not to mention the actual painting process.
Once you get everything sorted out and planned, you can be sure to have a pleasant and successful painting experience.