Painting walls is a chore most homeowners dread. But, nothing makes your house look more like a home than a fresh coat of paint. It’s relatively cheap and it can transform your house into something a lot more attractive than it was before. Keeping that in mind, here are 5 things to consider before painting your walls, so that you get only the best from your can of paint.
Not all brands of paint perform the same in high or low temperatures, so be sure to choose your paint accordingly. Although, paints are increasingly becoming more resistant to extreme temperatures, it’s better to just choose a day that’s neither too hot nor too cold before you start painting. You also need to be mindful of the rain when painting house exteriors. You don’t want the rain to mess up that lovely hue you were going for.
A good primer ensures proper adhesion of paint to the surface, increases paint durability and provides additional protection to the material being painted. It provides a solid base for the paint after filling all the holes and cracks. Some paints already have a primer mixed in, but it’s always much better to opt for a separate dedicated primer for better quality and to ensure that your walls don’t require a second coat of paint.
Your walls are primed and ready to go, but before you crack open that paint can, consider the effects colors can have a room.
Focus more on the quality of the paint than the price-tag. Quality paint might cost more but it will last for years whereas cheaper alternatives might require a full repaint within the year. So in the long term, you benefit more from durable high standard paint than short term cheaper solutions.
Hiring a professional is efficient, safe and you can be confident of an elegant outcome. You also don’t run the risk of being left with excess paint if you overestimate your DIY project. But if you’re skilled at painting and have plenty of free time, painting your own home can be a very fruitful experience.
So, if you’re in the mood to paint your entire house or parts of it, keep these things in mind.