In light of the new year, many homeowners are looking for ways to spruce up their homes. A new paint job is one of the quickest and arguably easiest ways to change the appearance of a space. Because of this, it’s one of the most popular ways to update both the interior and exterior of your home. If you’re planning a DIY painting project, here are several ways to save yourself time and money.
Investing in plastic wrap and trash bags is going to prove valuable should you decide to paint a room in your house. To avoid making repeated trips to the hardware store for one project, you can prolong the life of your supplies by using plastic. Line paint trays with trash bags so you don’t have to use a new tray for each new color you’re using. Protect items which can’t be moved with cling wrap, especially in spaces with limited space for your brush.
Give your walls a thorough cleaning. It’s not uncommon for a DIY paint project to be either ruined or poorly done due to dusty walls. Clean the area you plan on painting and give it time to dry completely before you begin. It’s also a good idea to make sure you have the right amount of paint before you leave the store. This way, you can get everything done around the same time and you don’t have to risk possibly picking up a shade which doesn’t match what you’ve already used.
Using quality products might sometimes be more expensive, and while this sounds counter-productive when you’re trying to save money, it’s a good idea for the long-term. Take some time to research reviews on different brands of paint and paintbrushes so you can choose a brand that’s likely to produce good results. Opting for the cheapest paint can leave you with a washed out, chipped finish and combining it with a cheap brush could earn you a few bristles stuck to the wall after the paint dries.
Repainting a room comes with its share of challenges, but it can make a great DIY project if handled with care. It’s a great way to update your home without having to remodel or renovate. Painting a room can be completed in a weekend and it doesn’t cost a lot in most cases. For more on how to save time and resources when you paint, check out this article at RealtyTimes.
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