Are You Ready To Paint Your Home?

August 2, 2014

Painting can be an easy process if you know how to do it. It's actually one of the cheapest projects you can do to fix up your home. Knowing this, you still want to make sure it's done right. By following a guideline of instructions on how to paint your home, you can get professional results. Here are a few tips by that might make your painting day a little easier.

First of all, you need to cover up the floor with newspaper, or some sort of plastic wrap. You might not have enough to cover up the entire floor, and this is okay. When you don't have enough for every corner, it's okay to just put it a foot out from the wall. This will save your carpet. A lot of people have to spend hundreds of dollars getting their flooring replaced because they didn't follow this simple practice.

Tape the door knob, and tape over the light switch. You should also use smaller brushes when doing this area. It'll be easy to be more accurate. If you don't do this, you'll have to hire someone to put in a new light switch. That is, unless you're a professional electrician.

Make sure your paint comes with primer. A lot of us see the cheaper option in the store. When we see this we don't realize this is the type without the primer already in it. It's not ready to apply, and will look sloppy if done without. It's usually just cheaper to get the type of paint with the primer already in it. If not, you'll have to pay for the primer separately. Plus, when we use the type with the primer already in it, we're saving a step.

Once done you should not allow children in that room. Even if you tell them, they have a habit of forgetting that a room was just painted. They'll put their little hands on it. Plus, the chemicals in wet paint aren't good for them. For their own safety, never let a child sleep in a room that has wet paint.

I hope you take the time to do the job right. I know as long as you're careful, it'll look amazing. You can always hire someone to do this type of work for you, but that isn't half as fun. Why not try this project yourself?