Don’t Forget These Five Things When Painting Your Home

Don't Forget These Five Things When Painting Your Home | Purcellpro Painting | Residential Painter Services

There are many reasons to paint your home.

Maybe you’re renovating and the color scheme doesn’t work with your new appliances.

Perhaps you are changing the purpose of a room, and a fresh coat of paint will help you pull it all together.

Or maybe you simply want to modernize the look and feel of the place you seem to have been spending all your time at during this pandemic.

Did you know that a fresh coat of paint does as much for your property as it does for your mental health?

Painting, whether interior or exterior, will raise your property value and preserve the life of your walls.

But painting is an expensive project and so you want to get it right.

You might Google something like, “residential house painters near me” as a first step towards getting your ideas and your budget in order.

Hiring a residential house painter might seem like an additional expense, after all, it’s just one room, so why not just paint it yourself?

There are many factors to consider in getting the job done right, and a professional can often actually save you money in the long term.

Let’s take a look at things to consider when planning to paint your home.

Doing It DIY

You used to love painting in art class, and it was something you were good at.

So when it comes to painting your house, why not save the money and do it yourself?

There’s enough to pay for already with the paint and the supplies.

But what kind of paint should you get?

How much paint do you actually need?

And will you need to take time off work just to get this job done right?

How about that bad back that has been acting up again in the last few months?

But wait – there’s even more to think about.

1. Protect Your Stuff!

When purchasing your supplies, don’t forget about the drop sheets!

These are giant burlap sheets that you can use to cover the furniture and protect the floors.

The best idea is to clear out the space as much as you can.

Drops sheets are essential but make sure you secure them in a way that they won’t cause more bother than they’re worth.

During the job, one of the painting tools you need to have is a damp cloth handy in case of drips or spills.

Once you’ve finished painting, check the floor thoroughly and clean spots immediately with a liquid paint remover.

If you are using water based paint, this could be as simple as using your damp cloth.

You can also use a flat edged scraper to remove larger paint spots from the floor.

But don’t let paint drips sit too long or they won’t be removable.

2. Don’t Skip The Cleaning And Prep

If you are painting over a wall that already has color, then you will need to prime the wall first.

But even before that, remove dirt or marks from the wall, as these will show through.

If you have holes to fix, such as nail marks from hung paintings, or the dent from that time you rearranged the furniture after a party, then fill them with a putty filler and sand them clean before you start painting.

The cleaner your wall is before you begin, the cleaner it will look with a fresh coat of paint on it.

3. The Quality Of Paint Matters

Don’t cheap out on inexpensive paint.

The higher quality paints will give you a flawless finish.

This goes for the primer as well.

In addition, if you pay for a good paint, it will often come with a warranty.

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4. The Tools You Use Matters

Don’t cheap out on the paint brushes either.

Use good rollers and brushes for a smoother result.

The better quality your tools and materials, the happier you will be with the results.

What if you have to paint the ceiling?

Make sure you have telescopic pole arms for your rollers.

You will have to cover the entire surface area of the room as well.

Have enough supplies on hand so that once you start, you can finish quickly.

5. The Color You Choose Matters

Plan your colors based on the space you’re painting and its function in your home.

And make sure it’s a color you are happy with.

For smaller spaces, choose a lighter color to brighten up the room.

For bathroom spaces, colors with a warmer tone will make you happier when you look in the mirror every day.

If you are planning a renovation, take into consideration the color of your new appliances.

You can always paint the cabinets – you can’t paint the fridge!

Contact PurcellPro Painting Today

If this all seems a bit overwhelming, you are not alone.

Perhaps you simply can’t afford to DIY this job after all.

Hiring a professional will mean you don’t have to take precious time off work or away from family.

And the job will be done to your satisfaction.

If you are investing in a fresh look for your home, get it done the right way.

Contact PurcellPro Painting for a free estimate.

Purcellpro Painting Inc offers high quality, professional painting and decorative solutions for both residential and commercial customer.

Contact us today to get a free on site estimate for your painting project from Pennsylvania’s trusted painters.

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