Have the last few months stuck at home all the time left you feeling slightly irritated by your surroundings? By that, I mean have you started noticing things around you that you want to change? For example, has your once vibrant accent wall seen better days? Or is that little corner of the wall where the paint has started to flake and peel now driving you up the wall, so to speak!? If this sounds like you, don’t worry, you’re certainly not alone. One of the most common themes of any chat with friends and family these days has shown that most of us are in the mood for some redecorating.
But before you grab the dusty old roller out of the cupboard, read on for some tips on how to make your painting project a success.
It’s important to have a plan of attack. Before you rush into things, you need to think about how you want the room to look before you’re finished. It seems silly to say that, but believe me, you wouldn’t be alone if you just started painting off the cuff without any planning!
You will want to think about the colour and remember that you are not limited to one colour for the four walls. You will also have to think about how much paint you will need for the size of the room, you don’t want to run out halfway through! And remember to take your ceiling, skirtings, and door into account. There’s nothing worse than a freshly painted room with dirty looking skirting boards.
What Paint to Buy?
When it comes to choosing the right paint for your room, it can be a little overwhelming, there are lots of choices these days. So even before you think about what colour to choose, decide on what finish you would like to have, this will be dependent on which room you are painting. To make things a little easier, we have put together some suggestions on which finish is suitable.
- Kitchen – High gloss or semi-gloss; easy to clean
- Dining Room – Eggshell; clean and smooth look
- Bedroom – Flat or matt finish; highly pigmented
- Living Room – Satin Finish; less shiny than gloss and still easy to clean
Check out The Paint Shed brands to see which ones have the colour and finish you are looking for to complete your look.
Sort Out Your Tools
If you think that one paint brush and one roller is all you’re going to need to see your project through, think again. If you have the right tools at hand, your project will go a lot more smoothly. Here is a short list of some of the essential tools you will need.
- Paint brushes – in various sizes
- Paint roller and extension pole
- Paint tray
- Painter’s tape
- Drop cloths and rags
Looking for More Home Decorating Tips?
Are you looking for some more tips on home décor? If so, why not check out the latest home décor posts here where you will find helpful articles like ‘Decorating Your Tiny House, Do’s and Don’ts’ and ‘5 Design Accessories to Add a Finishing Touch to Your Living Room’.