Making A Mess Of It: Painting A Room
Whether you're trying to prepare your home for a sale or you're just looking to perform some renovations, it's common for many people to try painting the walls of their home themselves. While this can be an incredibly tricky task at times, and it might be best to get in contact with a painting professional to make sure the job is done properly the first time, it doesn't always hurt to have a go of it yourself to see if you can get it done.
If you'd like to try to paint a room, here are some basic tips we have that you might like to follow to try and ensure that the project is a success.
You're Going To Need A Pretty Substantial Plan
Unfortunately, as easy as it would be to just go charging in with a paintbrush, a bucket of paint, and high hopes, you're probably going to want a well-managed strategy to make sure you avoid the simple mistakes. First (and this might sound obvious), remove all furniture from the room. You're going to need the space to be able to freely move and paint, and it saves the furniture from the risk of being covered in paint.
If it's not nailed to the wall, it can be removed, and if it is stuck in the room for whatever reason, make sure you cover it properly with a drop cloth. Once you've done that, start laying drop cloths throughout the room. You don't want paint getting onto your floors either, as it can be quite hard to remove properly once it sets in.
Move From The Top To The Bottom
After everything has been set up and you're ready to begin painting, you're going to want to make sure you do it the right way. Paint from the very top of the room, whether that be the ceiling or the apex of your walls and make your way downwards. If your paint drips or smears, you'll be able to see this as you go, rendering what could have been a costly mistake into an easy fix.
If you're going to be doing the trims, you might want to leave them for last, too. When you're painting the walls, you'll tend to be moving faster than you would be painting the trims, which makes it easy to make mistakes. If any paint ends up where it shouldn't along the trims while you're painting the walls, it's easy to fix if you leave the trims for last.
Consider Hiring A Professional
While painting a room can be something you can do yourself, making sure the final product looks perfect is a fairly complex process that requires somewhat specialised tools and materials. Fortunately, when you work with the best local painting company, Premier Painting, you can be certain that every room is going to look as best as it can once we're done with it.