Painting the interior of a house is a common home improvement project that many homeowners take on. As a fairly inexpensive upgrade, and one that many homeowners can complete themselves vs. hiring a professional, painting has easily become one of the most common home improvements across the U.S. While the concept of painting interior walls seems quite simple, there are a few easy tricks and tips that you can do to help elevated you painting and make touch ups later down the line much easier.
#1 – Label the Light Switch Covers
This is easily one of the best painting tips, and yet one of the lesser known. When painting your rooms, simply remove the light switch covers and use a sharpie to write the brand and name of the paint used in that room on the backside of the cover. This allows you to always remember what paint was used in each room, ensuring that even if you run out of paint, you can have the perfect matching paint ordered for touch ups without digging for old paint cans in the garage.
#2 – Box Your Paint
This is used more commonly when you’ll be painting a large area all of which will be the same color. As much as we wish that each gallon of paint could be an exact perfect color match, unfortunately this isn’t always the case. Instead of using one gallon of paint at a time, pour all the paint into one large “box” (make sure to use something that won’t leak) and mix the paint together thoroughly. This will help mix any shade differences, or pigment changes, and allow for an even and consistent paint color throughout your home.
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As with all painting projects, you want to be sure to plan out where each paint color will go prior to opening and purchasing paint. Always purchase high quality painters’ tape, rollers, brushes and trays, and do a thorough cleaning and prep of the space to help avoid any imperfections in your final outcome. Lasty, pending on the texture of your wall, you’ll want to ensure that you purchase rollers with the proper nap, as high texture areas will require a thicker nap, whereas smooth drywall with require far less.
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