Painting is a great way to totally change your home’s looks. By choosing the right colors, you can give your dull looking house a new welcoming and inspiring look. To ensure that the whole process of painting your home goes well, here are a few things you can keep in mind before painting your home.
Cover the floor and furniture
Before painting your walls, it is best to ensure that all furniture is moved out of the room. If you are unable to do that, at least move all the furniture together into a lump and cover them with some old cloth. This will make it easier for you to paint the walls as you wouldn’t have to worry about furniture acting as obstructions and you needn’t worry about accidentally spilling paint on the furniture.
Likewise, cover the floor with old newspapers so that the floor is safe from any spilled paint that can be difficult to remove after it dries up.
Get some tape
“Why?” you ask? Just like the furniture and floor need covering, you’d want to tape off any switches and outlet covers on the walls along with the adjacent walls before you attempt to paint the wall. This will ensure that they don’t accidentally get painted over.
Clean the surface thoroughly
The importance of this can’t be stressed enough. It is mandatory that you clean all dirt and residue off the wall before you paint it so that the paint can properly stick to the surface. This can be done using a power sprayer, or you can scrub the walls with a stiff brush. Remove any sorts of nails or other materials that may be on/in the walls. You must also ensure that holes are not in the walls, if there are, fill them properly using putty.
Test the paint first for quality and color
Never compromise on quality, always go for the best quality paints that will ensure that the paint sticks properly sticks to the walls and lasts for a long time, saving you on costs and offering good protection to the walls.
Likewise, if you are unsure about what color would suit your walls, get samples, observe during both day and night to see if they give you a look you desire or not, if you aren’t satisfied, just opt for another color, the possibilities are endless!
Darker colors are preferred for rooms which are big, have high ceilings, etc. for more depth. Likewise, if the room is small and/or has no natural lighting? Go for bright colors. See what suits you best; it is what matters in the end.
- Hire professionals for a perfect paint job
If you want the good results, it is suggested that you go for professionals like interior painters in Auckland, who will monitor the paint quality at every stage and provide the perfect finish that you wish for.
Painting is a lot of fun, and if done right, it can make your home look very appealing and also can increase the value of your house. If you do consider the things to be done before painting, very carefully, we can assure you that your finished paint job will be a very satisfactory one.