Repainting Your Home
Some tips and tricks to get you started
How to repaint your home, repainting your home can be a challenging project. Over the years, many people have asked me for tips and tricks to repaint many aspects of their home, for example, their kitchen, bathroom, living areas, garage, outdoor fences and much more.
Saving Money On Your Painting Job
I understand that many families try and save as much money as possible when doing a renovation and painting is one of those jobs that everyone at least has a go. I really love helping people, that is what has probably added to my success. I find it always comes back around with good will and people that will recommend me for the job that is just too big for them or if they don’t have enough time.
Below I have outlined some simple steps to help you get started on your DIY project. These are things that may help you get started and also help you understand the process of your paint project. If you have any questions you can always send me an email and I will be more then happy to help, provided I am not covered in paint myself. This has happened before, so please be patient and I will get back to you.
Now some simple easy steps – these apply to all interior areas of your home.
- Begin by determining the colour scheme that will be used. Remember to consider colours you’ve selected for surrounding rooms and spaces before determining the colour palette for walls, doors, trims and ceilings.
- Use a paint calculator or call us for some help to determine the quantity of each type of paint you’ll need. As a guide, most interior paints 4m2/L.
- Open any windows in the room to improve ventilation and drying time.
- You may choose to tackle your project by painting one room at a time or by type of paint. Either way, be sure to prepare all your walls before painting. We can help with this if you need us to just help with this aspect of the job – or we can come in after you have had a good go at painting yourself and done as much as you can. Most people get tired of painting and never finish the job. This is quite normal so don’t worry you are not alone.
- Place drop cloths on floors and on any furnishings that can’t be removed from the room.
- Apply painter’s masking tape to fittings and any trim edges which may be fiddly and difficult to paint around.
- When painting any room, we always recommend painting from top down.
- Always paint your ceilings first.
- Then move on to painting all your walls next
- Once these are completely dry, then you can paint your doors, trims and window frames.
- Allow adequate drying time for all surfaces between coats.
- You’re done. If you need help and you get stuck with your project we are always here to help you finish, give us a call for a free no obligation quote.
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