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handyman connection  /  June 21, 2019

Things to Consider Before Tackling an Interior Painting Job

A major painting project is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to improve the home’s interior. Even so, it has its own costs and requires tremendous planning, especially if it is going to be a DIY project. Regardless if you are doing this for the first time or have done it numerous times, you will still have to double-check a few things before tackling this project.

Handyman Connection® of Carmel, home of the local home improvement pros, share some things you need to consider prior to tackling an interior painting project.

Think About Design When Choosing Paint Color

Apart from choosing a paint color that reflects your personality, it is also important that you think about the impact of various hues in different spaces. A tight, confined space can look bigger with light interior paint. A darker color, however, would reign in an otherwise larger room, giving it depth and texture. Other factors, such as changing light levels and ceiling height, can help you narrow down paint options down to a manageable number. Of course, experiment with them until you find what you like.

Prime the Room (Or Not)

Once you’ve made your decision on the interior paint colors, you might start thinking about whether or not to apply primer first prior to painting. You may skip it if your new coat closely resembles the old paint color, but a good coat of primer allows the paint to adhere to the surface, giving your paint job desirable results.

Prepare the Room for Painting

Painting becomes much easier to carry out if there is nothing in the way. As such, before you dip your roller into a can of paint, be sure to prepare everything. Remove furniture and wall hangings, protect flooring, clean the surfaces to be painted, and set up a staging area for all your painting paraphernalia. Never forget to keep a painter’s tape – it is useful in protecting the trim or any other wall feature.

For your interior painting needs, count on the pros from Handyman Connection of Carmel to make you fall in love with your home all over again. Call (317) 342-2040, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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