The Dos And Don’ts Of Interior Painting

the-dos-and-donts-of-interior-painting-300x200Getting ready to start your interior paint project? Before you rush off, save yourself a little trouble and get to know a few of the dos and don’ts of interior painting.

DOS

Do choose your color carefully! This is the color you will be looking at for awhile so make sure it counts. Even if you’ve only chosen your absolute favorite colors for the job, you may soon regret having to look at them everyday. Try think about what the room is for and then chose a color that gives off the right energy for the room.

Do choose your finish carefully! Much like with choosing the right color for the job, it is also important to have the right finish for the job as well. For example, some finishes are harder to clean than others. So if you have messy children about, you may want to find something easy to clean that won’t be easily damaged.

Do hire professionals if possible! Painting can take a lot of time, energy, and expertise that you may not have to spare. Hiring professionals ensures that the job will be done right the first time.

DON’TS

Don’t be lazy! An interior paint project is a lot of work and you may be tempted to cut corners when it comes to preparation work. This can lead to a lot of frustration and disappointment when paint ends up on the furniture or you find lumps in your wall. So before you jump in their with paint brush and can, do what you can to get prepared. Move furniture out of the way, protect the floor with newspaper or sheet, scrap off old cracking paint, and so on. If you did hire a professional for the job, then most of the work will have been done by them.

Don’t be cheap! A high quality paint job means buying high quality paints and finishes. You want this paint job to be long lasting and eye-catching. After all, your probably not planning to paint it again any time soon. So make sure to get something that will withstand the test of time. The same goes for hiring a professional contractor. The cheap guy might be nice for your wallet, but it won’t be nice for your walls.

Don’t start something you can’t finish! Make sure you have the time and energy before you start this project. You also don’t want to rush through it either. A rushed job looks just as bad as an unfinished one. So before you start, make sure you have the time and energy to do the job right. If you’ve hired someone, make sure your schedule is leaves enough time to get it done before a big event.

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