Painting and Wallpapering Around Chaos: Tips for Parents and Others

Painting and Wallpapering Around Chaos: Tips for Parents and Others

Residential Interior Painting: 4 Tips for Outstanding Results

by Francis Ortiz

You can save lots of money if you paint the interior of your home yourself. This article discusses some tips and tricks that will enable you to have satisfactory results when you paint those walls on your own.

Combine Paint Gallons

Professional painters produce uniform results by mixing all the paint that they will use at once. Inexperienced homeowners often fail to replicate this uniform look because they mix one gallon of paint at a time. The painted walls then fail to look uniform because the different gallons of paint used weren't mixed in the same way. Take a cue from the pros and mix all your paint at once.

Opt for Rollers

Some homeowners prefer to use paintbrushes instead of rollers when they are painting the interior of the home. This decision robs those people of several benefits. First, rollers can enable you to complete the job faster because a roller handle can allow you to reach further without moving. Secondly, rollers make it easier to apply uniform coats of paint on all the interior surfaces. This increases the likelihood of having evenly distributed paint on all walls.

Allocate Time Appropriately

What proportion of your time do you allocate to surface preparation and the actual painting? The way you allocate your time will have a bearing on the quality of your outcomes. Most of your time should go towards surface preparation (taping off places where sharp paint lines are required, patching imperfections in the walls or protecting your floors). The more time you devote to preparations, the higher the quality of your results.

Buy More Paint

Don't just rely on the calculation of how much paint will be needed to cover the square footage of your interior walls. That calculation should give you the minimum amount of paint that you should buy. This is because those estimates don't fully account for how much paint will be absorbed by the walls or how much paint will be used when applying multiple coats on some sections of the walls. It is therefore advisable to buy extra gallons of paint so that you are not compelled to apply thinner coats on some walls in order to make the paint that you bought to cover all the walls.

Many more factors, such as selecting the right sheen of paint, are required if you want to produce exceptional results when you paint the walls yourself. It is therefore advisable to talk to a painting professional so that you can make the right decisions during each step of the process.


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Painting and Wallpapering Around Chaos: Tips for Parents and Others

Welcome to my blog, My name is Sarah. I have five kids, eight chickens, three dogs, a kitten and several animals in cages. It is certainly busy and chaotic, but I love my 'circus'. However, it makes one of my favourite hobbies, decorating, fairly challenging. However, I love to live in beautiful spaces, and as I crave change on a regular basis, I am always keen to repaint or put new wallpaper in parts of my home. Through research, trial and error, I have learned to paint, wallpaper and decorate around and through chaos. If your home is busy, don't let that stop you. Just check out my posts for tips and ideas.