Painting and Wallpapering Around Chaos: Tips for Parents and Others

Painting and Wallpapering Around Chaos: Tips for Parents and Others

Painting Your Interiors? Read These Handy Tips First!

by Francis Ortiz

Deciding to repaint your interiors is a straightforward way of transforming the entire character of your home affordably. Moreover, a fresh coat of paint is sure to spruce up and brighten the appearance of any residence since your interior will look rand new. The mistake people make is assuming since a paint job is light-work that they do not have to put any planning into it. However, if you are ill prepared, chances are you will ruin the project and will not achieve a seamless appearance. Fortunately, with a few tips and tricks, you can accomplish your interior painting with ease. So what are some of the handy tips you should be aware of before painting your interiors?

Tip 1: Thoroughly dust the surfaces

It is not unusual for some people to skip prepping their walls particularly if they have not acquired any cosmetic damages. As long as the surfaces are smooth, then you would need to embark on caulking and repairing flaws. Nonetheless, this does not give you leeway to skip dusting your walls. Before engaging in any paint job, you need to make sure that you are working with a clean slate. Moreover, do not use any old rug to perform this cleaning. Instead, use a microfiber cloth to wipe down the walls and base trim so that cotton fibres do not adhere to your surfaces.

Tip 2: Experiment with a variety of colour swatches

By the time you have decided to repaint your interiors, your heart may be set on a precise colour scheme. Knowing your preferred choice beforehand is well and good, but you should keep in mind various external factors could influence the appearance of your paint colour once it dries on the wall. Different aspects such as how the sunlight hits the walls to how many coats of paint can dramatically change the final product. Thus, even if you do have a colour in mind, it is best to apply swatches in several hues so that you would have clarity on what the paint will look like after you are done with the project.

Tip 3: Buy extra paint for storage

A tip many people are unaware of that comes in handy for your paint job is purchasing extra to put in storage. Homeowners will try to buy an adequate amount of paint to avoid wastage. However, in case you need to repaint part of your walls down the road due to permanent stains, you will find it difficult to track down the exact batch of paint that you use. Buying some extra cans for touch-ups would be extremely convenient in future. 


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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.