Your Home Tips When Painting


Home improvement activities like repainting or painting walls for the first time can be something that is a do it yourself job hence there is no need to pay anyone anymore. You don’t need to be a professional in order to paint your own home, here are some of the simple tips that you can consider and follow if you are about to embark on this do it yourself project with your wife or kids.

Make a list of everyone that can help and things that can help

Well this includes your family members who are willing to lend you a hand or a friend who can drink a beer with you after the job is done. Aside from the people who can help, the list should also contain the list of materials you will need like a good sash brush. Do not just use any brush for your painting. The same thing, use a power roll when needed and do not just use any rolling tools. Power roller is all you need to make ceiling painting feels like painting a regular wall. Power roller can help you save not only your neck and back but also your money.

Check the area where you will be painting

Do not just start with your project without checking the area first. If there are things that don’t need to be painted, then cover it with a tape to avoid messing with it later like switches and electrical outlets. Clean the surface first with a wet rag and check for any cracks and flakes (if you are repainting). If there are areas that are too dark, it is always practical to use a primer first or have a first and second coating.

Keep materials near you

When painting, there is no need to run here and there to get your materials like thinner or rag when there is a need to clean something. Rags are important to have all the time to swipe drops of paints while painting.  If you are not using your brush, keep it protected and put it inside a Ziploc. Brushed doesn’t need to be cleaned from time to time with a thinner because it can only damage the bristles, do it at the end of the day then place it in the bag or Ziploc.