Painting a room or your entire home can be both rewarding as well as economical. Consumers are faced with many choices when they choose to build a new home, and painting is usually one of the last things on your mind and one of the last things to be completed prior to the flooring installation. If you have purchased a home from a builder, your options will include the color of paint and quality upgrades, however painting the home yourself is not usually an option. This section will focus on new home owners who are going to paint their new homes themselves. The section on Paints, types, quality and texture will be of interest to those people whose builder will finish the painting on their behalf.
Provided below is detail about the tips we have summarized :
- Always prepare the room properly before painting, including sanding, repair of nail holes, imperfections, cracks, covering flooring and furniture, etc
- Use top quality paints to obtain a better covering and long term performance of the paint. The initial cost may be more expensive, however you may only have to apply one coat of paint vs. two and your paint will last longer than poorer quality paints.
- Wrap your paint brushes in sealed plastic bags overnight to protect them and avoid leftover paint from drying on your tools.
- Also use top quality tools when you are painting. A poor quality brush or roller will leave streaks and marks, while better quality tools will deliver superior results.
- Follow a step by step process when painting a room. Prepare the room, paint the ceiling first then the walls and finally the finishing work around doors and windows.
- Always use a primer as your first coat of paint. A primer paint is often less expensive than your final coat, will seal the surface to be painted and will bond the finishing coat better.
- Plan your paint application – primer coats, areas were you will use a flat paint, low sheen, semi-gloss and gloss paints. Glossy paints will withstand high traffic use better, however they also will show imperfections more than other lower sheen paints. Take extra time to prepare your room If you plan to use a high gloss paint.
- Take care of your tools, ensure they are thoroughly cleaned at the end of the day to avoid damage to your paint brushes and clotting of paint.
- Consumers may want to wear clothes that they are not concerned about, since most clothes will get some paint on them during your painting activities.
- Select your colors carefully; neutral colors are easiest to accessorize with furniture and paintings and make your home easier to sell if you plan to sell your home in the near future. A mauve colored bedroom might be your favorite, however many prospective buyers may not agree with you.