So, you’ve decided that it’s time to give your home a fresh lick of paint? As we head towards the end of the winter months and into Spring, many people start to look at what home improvements they can do to brighten their home for the summer months or possibly to prepare your home for sale.
Painting your home can be one of the first things we look at when we look for improvement.
If you have decided to go down the path of painting your own home instead of leaving it to the experts, here are some tips.
Check and prep
Checking the area for cracking, flaking or peeling is essential for getting a space ready to paint. You may need to fix cracks before applying any paint.
Prepping the painting area by cleaning the walls with a sugar soap is essential to getting a beautiful end product.
Do your research and spend some time picking your colours; often going with a neutrals colour will make a room appear larger, and more inviting. It can be tempting to go bold and colourful, but that can often make a room appear smaller than it is.
Wait for dry weather
You are going to gain a much better and more consistent result if you wait for dry weather. Spring can be the perfect time to paint your home as it’s not too hot and not too cold and wet.
Use the right gear
Ensure that you have proper rollers, paintbrushes and accessories is essential to getting the job done well; there is no point buying beautiful and expensive paint if you apply it with old rollers and gear. It will ensure the end product is better and save you time in the long run.
Remove anything you don’t want painted
Move furniture, remove light switches and power points and anything you don’t want to be painted. Drop cloths are a must to cover your carpets and any furniture too big to move and that you don’t want to get paint on.
Paint from the top to the bottom
Once you have cut in you edges paint from the top to the bottom, put on some music and enjoy the rhythm of painting your home.