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Do It Yourself Guide To Giving Your Home A Fresh Look – Painting Your Walls

Do It Yourself Guide To Giving Your Home A Fresh Look – Painting Your Walls

You can definitely improve the looks of your home with just a bucket of fresh paint, if you are new to the DIY home improvement projects, here’s how you can go about it!

Paying Attention To The Weather

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There is a good reason why people sit tight and wait for the late spring or summer to do their walls. The late spring is commonly the driest time, when there is insignificant amount of humidity present. You should put off painting on a stormy or rainy day, because it will make your paint dry distressingly long and you just might get infuriated. With everything in mind, in case you have to paint when it’s rainy and humid, take as much time as is needed, apply one layer of paint at a time and correct all the mistakes because you will have enough time to do so.

Preparing The Walls For Successful Painting

repair-wallsIn case you have to prepare your home and yourself for painting, here are a couple of ideas. This applies both to do props you will use in this home improvement projects, but furthermore to the course of action you will take. Cracks in walls ought to be filled and peeling zones ought to be carefully sanded, before you apply foundation and paint. This will keep your new coat from pulling the old one, peeling, and looking awful. As for the paint and the brushes, you should invest money and get first class paint, brushes, roller spreads, and painter’s tape. Awesome brushes will save you from repainting, they will give amazing results and quality painter’s tape will keep the spills away, so you will end up with amazing results.

Making Sure Paint Does Not Reach Any Furniture

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Securing furniture is a must when you are doing your walls as a home improvement project. Use plastic you can buy in home centers to cover your floors, furniture and outlets before you begin. Also you should cover doorknobs. You can also remove light switches and the outlet covers. It will only take five minutes of your precious time and you will certainly have much better end results that will look perfect as if the painting were done by a professional.

How To Paint The Walls

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You should use a primer, especially if you don’t have an impeccable, smooth surface. Moreover, you should mix the paint thoroughly and paint the walls from the beginning to the end. Use your professional equipment and the tips we have already mentioned to achieve superb results. Remembering all the steps might be difficult in the beginning but it will give the best results. Also, when deciding which steps you should take first I would say that preparation is the key, but so is the ability to really keep up with the work and then be patient with the results. If your first attempt is not perfect, make sure that you learn from your mistakes so the next time you really have impeccable results.

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