Some Tips to Consider Before Painting a Home

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Are you ready to paint your house? If so, you’ll probably be tempted to start right away, but that might not be for the best. You’re going to live with these walls for a while, so you should take the time to make sure you’re painting your home in a way you can live with, and hopefully even love. Here are a few tips to assist you on your quest to paint your home.

When Painting a Home, Color Is Your Friend

Most homeowners don’t consider themselves interior designers, so they might be afraid to make bold choices when it comes to paint colors. This results in every room looking exactly the same — usually off-white, or beige — and you’ll wind up being disappointed. Take a look at the furniture, flooring, and art you have in each room, and test some bold color choices. You might be pleasantly surprised at the what you discover.

Conduct Tests

Just because you’re seriously considering bold colors doesn’t mean they’re going to work. You should definitely look into fun bright shades like yellow, orange, and blue, but you’ll want to know that they fit the style of a room before making a commitment. Apply a paint sample to a wall, and let it dry. Take a look at it over the course of a day or two to see how it works in relation to the rest of the room. Observe it during the morning and evening, so that you can see how it’s effected by changing light. Repeat this process with several colors before making a final decision on painting your home.

Clean the Walls

Painting is no substitution for cleaning your walls. That’s because the oil and dirt that collect on your walls will make it hard for the new layer of paint to adhere the way it should, resulting in paint that flakes and chips. After cleaning the walls, fill in all holes and cracks. For best results, apply primer. Primer seals the walls, making for the best possible base for new paint application.

Whether you’re painting a home or fixing damaged pipes, you could probably use the help of a handyman. At Handyman Connection of McKinney, TX, our staff of skilled craftsmen can help you solve a whole slew of problems around the house. For help — or to answer any questions you might have — give us a call today!

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