How to Paint a Room

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A home is not just about the rooms or the furniture; it’s also about the interior deco which tells the taste of the home owner. From comfy to elegant and sophisticated, the color of paint used in the home can make or mere your ideal home design. Let’s take a quick look on the best ways to paint your home.

Color changes everything because it has a way of rearranging your reality.

If you intend to use a professional painter, content yourself in picking out the best colors and paint type and also supervising the painting. But if you intend to do this yourself, you can follow the steps below.

Start by arranging all the tools and supplies that you would need. This can be gotten from a hardware store and includes paint, thinner, brushes, spatula for mixing the paint, extra buckets, etc.

Clear the room of all movable items, and cover things you can’t or don’t move.  Paint drips downward, so anything underneath what you are painting needs to be moved or covered. Paint can also splatter sideways as you swing your tools or if you paint too aggressively. It’s typical to clear at 2 meters (6 feet) horizontally from any surfaces that will be painted.

Remove any unnecessary protrusions. This could be in form of nails or old paint drips. Fill large holes and small holes to ensure a smooth surface. If you have mold or mildew, remove it with a mix of bleach and water (50% of each), then wash again with plain water. Some molds can be very hazardous. Use of a filter mask is recommended.

Remove doorknobs, handles, hinges, electrical outlets, electrical switch covers, smoke detectors, doorbells, etc. you don’t wish to paint over. it’s better to remove than to mask these items unless you can’t move the item. Nothing looks worse than paint on door hardware.

Make the room dust-free. You don’t want dust to blow onto your wet paint; it will make nasty bumps.

Read the can before starting, so you know how long it will take to dry. This keeps the paint from obscuring the label later. This will also help you know how long the job will take, so you can schedule appropriately.

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