The best and easiest way to do the perfect painting job is to tailor the end result to your tastes and preferences. Whether you are doing it yourself or procuring the skills of a professional, it is essential to know precisely what you want and where. Painting is not just any other run-of-the-mill task; paint forms a profound aspect of your home’s interior decor. A good paint job may very well revamp the overall atmosphere without having to add wall hangings, flowers or lighting.
The Ideal Start
Before you buy your preferred paints on a large-scale, get a quart, paint in on a small foam board and evaluate it against all your walls to see how the tone appears against your furnishing and the changes at different times of the day. Depending on the square feet on the subject walls, purchase the optimal amount of paint; rough and rugged surfaces may need extra material.
Choose a good base paint that will ensure that the overall paint job lasts and highlights the exclusive shade, intensity, and texture of the finishing touches. Do not mix oil and latex paints; remember to test the existing primer. Before starting off, fill all holes and sand your surfaces while wearing a dust-mask and clean off the dust completely.
Ask for the recommended set of paint brushes and rollers. For rollers, choose the right one to ensure that no fuzzes or bumps are left. For non-uniform surfaces, a thick-nap roller offers the best guise for wall irregularities. Remember to paint consistently in a up and down manner when using a roller for uniformity. Plastic bags, drop cloths, screwdrivers, hammers, and can openers are also necessary equipments for any painting job.
If you can’t move all furniture out, place them in the middle of the room and cover with a tear-free drop cloth of sufficient absorption and tape the cloth around the edges. When painting ceilings, a stepladder is necessary and be careful with the cut-in lines.
The exact hue of your paint color is a fail safe way of making a statement; vivid colors such as bold red add personality while softer shades like lilac create a tranquil environment. Be sure to select a tone that complements other interior decor items without clashing, and a texture that makes all shades radiate with an exceptional patina.