Did you know you can improve the look of any of your rooms in the house by simply doing a paint job on them? The thought of painting your walls can be dreadful, but if you don’t want to spend too much on the decor and interior design, or new furniture for your home, painting your walls a new color is the best way to liven up a space. It will dramatically make a statement to the look of your house, and it can all be done quickly and inexpensively.
However, if you don’t want to make a mess of the painting task, there are a few things to know before painting your walls. These tips will help make the job easier and more fun for you. You will learn to paint like a pro, and the outcome will be the beautifully painted walls of your room, giving it a completely new look!
So, here it goes – start painting those walls yourself with these simple tips.
Things to Know Before Painting Your Walls:
Preparing the Room
An empty room is the easiest to paint. But if you can’t remove the things from the room altogether, try to move at least some of your stuff away from the walls so that you have a comfortable space while painting. The best thing to do is to put the furniture and stuff in the center of the room and cover it all up with old sheets or plastic to protect them from any paint splashes. Cover the floor too!
Of course, all your wall hangings will have to be taken down, and the nail holes must be filled. Next put painter’s tape over light switches, window trims, and sides of adjacent walls. Dusting or wiping the walls before starting to paint them is essential too. This will help the paint adhere to the walls. It is also a good idea to first use a primer on the wall before painting for a finer finish.
Preparing the Paint Brushes
Make sure your paintbrushes and rollers are clean. There should not be any dust, debris, or loose hair on them. If the roller and brushes are dirty, they will make your wall dirty too. Some other things might also be necessary for you to buy or borrow, like a ladder and a roller extender that will help you reach the higher parts of your wall.
Ensure the use of good-quality paintbrushes, rollers, and painting tapes. Other must-have tools are sandpaper, a paint tray, rags, and some drop cloths. Purchasing the best quality of these products means they will be durable and last for a long time.
Choosing Your Colors
Decide on a color that you want for your walls. Pick a few shades and samples and test them on your wall. This is the hardest part of painting your walls. With thousands of colors and their shades to choose from, you are going to be faced with an overwhelming task. Once you have overcome this, then the rest is as simple as ABC. Use a large bucket or bin to mix your paint correctly so that your wall doesn’t look patchy with different hues.
A DIY paint job can be done to freshen up the room’s look and make it cleaner and tidier. Paint your walls to give your room a sense of more space, give it more height, and a unique style or particular mood. Take your room to the next level in the easiest and cheapest way possible by just painting it yourself! Good luck!