Whether you are topping up your current colors or giving your home a brand new look, painting is no easy task. The key difference between a good paint job is the planning and preparation phase. To turn this daunting task into something more fun and creative, investing time in planning can make the job much easier and run smoothly.
Painting your home is a great way to make a statement with feature walls or bold colors, change the ambiance and mood of any room, as well as clean your place up from wear and tear. Painting can make the smallest, or most drastic changes if done properly. And it doesn’t have to be expensive or hard at all.
If you’re ready for your next paint job, here are some top tips to help you plan and prepare.
Consider the size and light in each room
Choosing the colors is the most exciting part, and is usually the first part of the process. When shopping for colors, it is important to not just pick the first ones that you like without considering other factors and colors. This is because a color may look nice on its own, but it needs to fit the room. This means you need to consider the size and light in each room, as well as your current furnishings if you are not replacing them. For example, if you have a very small room or a room with little to no light, lighter colors are best, and vice versa. You should also bring samples of the paints you like at home, stick them around in different areas and under different lights, so you can feel their full effects.
Prep the rooms
Painting can quickly become frustrating if you are constantly bumping into loose objects, and trying to paint around furniture. Before any paint job starts, it is a good idea to plan all the logistics. This will ensure that you can minimize disruptions and ensure you still have places to eat, sleep and relax while the paint job is ongoing. This could be rotating the schedule so that you can move all items and furniture into another room while you paint, and come up with your own system that suits your lifestyle. Alternatively, you may choose to do the whole house at once and temporarily stay with a family or friends so it is completely quicker.
Hire a contractor
Residential painting contractors are a great choice if you have a large paint job to do, or do not like to paint yourself. Specialist painters will be able to efficiently paint your home, help you choose the right color, the right finish, better determine how much paint you will need, as well as prepare and prime the walls correctly. They will also be equipped with all the best supplies so you don’t have to spend more money, and will get the job done to a high standard.
Planning all elements of your next painting project in detail is key to its success!