Painting a home is no easy task, no matter if you are painting the whole house, or just one room, it is difficult to keep complete control of a painting project. That being said, there are several ways to ensure a smooth and successful house painting project, it just takes a little patience and preparation. Painting does not have to be as difficult as we often make it, and can actually be enjoyable believe it or not. Here are a few suggestions for house painting that will make the project easy and stress free.
Choosing the right colors
Choosing colors can be the toughest part of painting a home, because colors have a major effect on the vibe a room gives off. Depending on the size of your home, darker colors can make a room seem small, while light colors can give the illusion of space. Darker colors also have a way of making a room feel cozy and comfortable, while light colors are not as warm. Determine how you want to feel in your home, and let the colors create that vibe. To make your colors really pop, give your baseboards and crown moldings a fresh coat of paint as well to make you home seem brand new.
Tricks to an easier job
Painting can get messy, but there are many ways to prevent the mess. Live Love DIY suggests using techniques such as lining your paint tray with tinfoil for easy clean up and less mess. Pour lids are cheap and prevent paint splashes and drips, and they also keep paint fresh. Use drop cloths to keep your floors safe from paint spills, and use painters tape to prevent paint drips. When cleaning up after painting, clean paint brushes by soaking them in vinegar and hot water. This technique will keep your paint brushes like new, so you do not have to replace them the next time you paint a room. Clean up as you go, so you do not have a giant mess to take care of when all the painting is done, but do not remove the painters tape until the paint is dry. Keep extra paint on hand so you can fix any chips, or cover up damage that happens over time, keeping your paint looking like new.
Topping off the project
While paint controls the vibe of a room, other upgrades can bring a room together such as new electricity sockets and light switch covers. This is an inexpensive upgrade that can transform the look of a room. You might also consider replacing old vent covers with new, decorative vent covers to modernize your home. Minor changes like this can make all the difference, and at a low cost. These upgrades also have a way of making new paint shine, and making all your hard work worthwhile.
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