Home improvement can sometimes cost a lot and take a while to finish. One form of home improvement that is not as costly and can be done quickly is interior painting. By using paint, you can change the appearance of a room or even your entire house.
Interior painting can be done quickly and cost less especially if you do it yourself. Repainting a room can cost less than replacing carpet or getting new furniture. Different colors can change the feeling or mood of a room. Painting one wall can greatly change the emotional impact of a room and change its look without breaking the bank. But to do this, one must have some patience; a project like this can take days.
Planning your project is a crucial step in painting a room. You must figure a budget, this is done by estimating the cost of any materials you may need. You will need to determine the right colors and figure the amount of time you have to complete the task. Don’t forget to figure the condition to the room and your own dreams into the budget. To figure your budget, make a list of all tools and products you will need for your project. Items listed may include: spackle, primer, and caulk.
Depending on the type of project, whether just a simple repaint or drywall repair, the list may vary. If primer is needed, read the label for proper coverage rate. Also know the surface area of the room and ceilings (if needed). For the actual wall, the formula is length x width in feet, or in inches divided by 12. Estimating the amount of paint can be tricky considering that some manufacturers don’t carry mixed paints. It’s pointless to have an excessive amount of paint, but it is always good to have a quart for touch ups.
Some of the most basic tools for painting a room can be found at home. These items include: masking tape, plastic, and paint brushes. Other items to consider getting are: drop cloths, a hand held masking machine with masking plastic and paper, and a professional paint roller and other assorted professional brushes. Tools such as an HVLP sprayer (high volume low pressure) and an airless paint sprayer are always a good idea for some interior painting projects, such as painting large areas or applying a clear finish to doors and cabinets. Professional tools will always help the job look better and get it done much more quickly.
Not only do you want good tools, but you will also want good paint and primer. Selecting the best product can have beautiful results and last much longer. Make sure that the paint you are choosing is compatible with the already existing paint.
Take your time while choosing a color. Try to have your colors already picked out before starting your project. Try paint samples before painting the entire room, that way you can see if you will like the color or not. If you are having trouble with the accents, the trim, then wait to see what the rest of the room looks like before continuing.
Karl Crowder has been a professional house painter for over 20 years and writes for www.house-painting-info.com, your house painting guide. Visit www.house-painting-info.com/interior-painting.html for all the interior painting techniques needed for a beautiful interior paint job.
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