- No.1 - Have the Right Tools
- No.2 - Pick the Right Paint Type for Your Wall
- No.3 - Learn How to Paint Edges Properly
There is nothing that can compare to a nice and fresh coat of paint when it comes to making your home feel new.
It has been proven that the colour of your walls can dramatically affect your mood and how the interior design looks.
Painting is one of the easiest ways to spice up your interior design. Even though the process can sometimes feel time-consuming and tiresome, that doesn’t always have to be the case if you keep these 3 important things in mind:
No.1 – Have the Right Tools
There is no need to buy fancy, expensive tools when you are starting your painting project, but there are some tools that you will have to get.
You will need things from plastic tarps to protect your furniture to brushes and rollers for painting. Furthermore, you may want to get the following as part of your painting setup:
- Scrapers for prep work
- Painter’s tape
- Paintbrushes of various sizes
- Wooden stick for stirring paint
- Paint trays
- Paint rollers
- Paint-edging tool
By having the right paint supplies will make your prep, painting and cleaning up a much easier, but that doesn’t mean that you must have it in order to paint.
The most common mistake that people usually make when they are purchasing the tools that are needed for the paint job, is choosing the wrong ones for what they need.
So, you have to make sure that you have the proper tools in order to make your paint job better.
No.2 – Pick the Right Paint Type for Your Wall
Choosing the colour of your walls is only half of your battle.
When you have picked the colour scheme that you would like, the next step is to pick what type of paint will suit the room the best. Firstly, you will need to inform yourself about what types are for what:
- Satin paint is the best option for areas that are high traffic and get touched a lot. This kind of pain has a finish that is pearl-like and that makes it great for walls that are exposed to a lot of moisture like bathrooms or kitchens.
- Flat paint is the perfect option if you want to hide some imperfections because it has a non-reflective finish. As it is really hard to clean it is best that you use it for ceilings, bedrooms, living rooms or any place that has very little or no wear and tear.
- Eggshell paint has a very velvety and soft appearance which makes it the perfect option for places that have moderate traffic like hallways or dining areas. But because of its soft appearance, it can highlight any imperfections on the walls so make sure that the wall is prepared properly.
- Semi-gloss paint has a very sleek finish and it is ready to paint and best when it comes to resisting stains. This type of paint is perfect for places like windows, doors, entryways and trims. Also, it is a good option for kitchens as it provides such high resistance to moisture and stains.
- High-gloss paints have a glass-like finish, therefore it is best for places that are frequently touched like furniture and cabinets.
No.3 – Learn How to Paint Edges Properly
Even if you are painting your whole entire room white, you will have to paint the edges between the ceiling and the wall at some point.
As even some of the best painters out there have stated, painting edges is not a simple task to do.
Because it takes a lot of precision and good quality tools, most people hire professional Sydney house painters to do it and observe their technique to learn how to do it.
The best way to do it is by using an angled brush to create a smooth transition. Most people use the painter’s tape to guide them along the edge. That method will leave you with the closest results to the ones that would get by hiring professionals.
These were 3 most important tips that will make your painting adventure much easier and better. Take your time to prepare and protect everything around because it will make your painting job run smoother and your cleanup will be easier.
About the author: Ayla Anderson is an avid reader and an enthusiastic blogger who writes articles on home improvement, business, Family and beauty. She is also an MBA student who spends much of her time giving advice to new small businesses on how to grow their businesses. You can follow me on Twitter.