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Home Maintenance / March 12, 2019
Tackling a DIY painting project gives your home a fresh, updated look. Whether you are looking to emphasize your home’s facade or revitalize your interior, such an endeavor involves several important considerations. Taking note of these allows you to do the job flawlessly, giving you the results you want upon completion.
Handyman Connection® of Lexington-Nicholasville, home of your local home improvement pros, explains the things you need to consider when DIYing a home painting project.
Prepare the Area
Painting becomes easier to do when there’s nothing in the way. This rings true when updating the appearance of your room. Prior to painting, be sure to empty the whole space as much as possible. When painting the living room, for instance, move large pieces of furniture to the center. Cover them and your flooring with old newspaper sheets or drop cloths. Tape off areas that are not included in the paint job, including your windows.
Test Your Preferred Paint Colors Using Samples
Purchase sample pints of paint color instead of trying out swatches. These will help you discern how a certain color will look when painted on a larger area. It is better to spend a few dollars on a sample rather than purchase a gallon only to find out the color you prefer doesn’t fit.
Determine How Much Paint Is Required
You can’t afford to run out of paint while in the middle of a painting project. Also, you don’t want to complete the project with extra paint left. Before you begin, figure out the square footage of the area you’ll be painting. Then, check how many coats of paint you want to do. A single coat is enough if the wall has been primed.
If DIYing isn’t your strong suit, you can count on the pros from Handyman Connection of Lexington-Nicholasville. Our interior and exterior painting services are provided by professionals with the specialized skills to get the job done right, from careful prep work through the final coat and cleanup.
Give us a call at (859) 274-4477 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to request an estimate.