Homeowner Tips: Paint Like Picasso!
Adding new color to the rooms in your home can dramatically change the look of your living spaces, enhance it’s aesthetics appeal; in some cases even making them feel more spacious. Adding new paint to your interiors is without question one of the most popular do-it-yourself projects for home owners; while anyone can throw some paint on a wall there is an art to doing it well.
Here are a few great tips to help you if you decide to be try your hand at being the next Picasso:
Clean the walls.
Before your start give the wall surgaces a good wipe down and wash woodwork trim with a detergent=water solution. Rinse surfaces and let them dry completely before doing anything else.
Use spackling compound to fill any cracks, dents, scratches or holes so that you have a nice smooth surface to work with.
Choose the right paint.
This is a big one. Quality acrylic latex paints are often best because they resist spattering and tend to conceal brush marks – they are often stain resistant as well. Generally the better quality of paint you use the better it will hold up over time and resist yellowing and fading as well. Consider the gloss level of the pain as well – in general the higher the gloss on the paint the easier it will be to clean. The down side to high gloss paint is that it can show imperfections more boldly and can be more reflective so any flaws will be more noticeable. Matte paints will hide imperfections and damage easier, but they are generally much harder to clean.
Use good brushes and rollers.
Not all brushes and rollers are created equal. Cheap-o brushes will lose hairs easily and can leave terrible streaks in your walls. Low quality rollers can tend to clump and lose their shape as well.
Use straight edges.
Painters tape and taping off your trim and windows is a good idea no matter what. Even the best of us can have a hard time staying in the lines, especially if we get to rushing the job. Use tape will give any of your edges between colors a great sharp edge as well.
I hope you’ve found these tips helpful! Working in real estate for so long you really pick up a lot of information about houses themselves as well as keeping them in great condition. The work of a good REALTOR® doesn’t end when the paper work is signed; a great real estate professional tries to be a source of help and information for their clients throughout the life of their homes.
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