Interior Painting: Simple Dos and Don’ts

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If you’ve ever walked into a room in your home and felt that it was drab, dull, or boring, then interior painting may then be solution. Interior painting is a great way to upgrade and refresh any room in your home. It is cost-friendly and can make any home feel new again. However, there are lots of things that go into painting a room, such as wall preparation, choosing the right paint color, and even selecting the type of paint. Here are some of the simple dos and don’ts that may make your interior painting project easier.

Interior Painting: Simple Dos and Don’ts

•  Do Test Paint Color. Often, homeowners are afraid of painting their walls until they’ve selected the perfect color. However, there is nothing wrong with trying a strip or two of multiple paint colors to see which one you like best. This is the best and most accurate way to see how the light in the room will affect the paint color and may help you choose if you are stuck between options.

•  Don’t Guess on Paint Quantity. Instead of guessing how much paint you’ll need to complete the project, take the time to measure the room and calculate how much paint you’ll need. Any paint store or professional painter can help you figure out how much paint you will need if you are unsure how to calculate it.

•  Do Prep Your Home. While it is important to prepare the room you will be painting, it is just as important to prepare the rest of your home where you may be carrying paint through. Covering any furniture or floors with tarps to ensure they don’t get paint on them is essential.

•  Don’t Ignore Imperfections. Your interior painting will be seen by your entire family and any guests you have over to your house. It is important that you don’t ignore the imperfections but try to fix them. Smooth out any rough spots of paint and make sure not to leave any drip marks, so you will be sure to have beautifully painted walls that will last.