As spring approaches, you might feel the urge to change the look of your home. One of the easiest ways to refresh your interior is to change the paint color.
At One Stop Rental of West Chester/Mason and Liberty/Fairfield Township, Ohio, we know it can be tough to find the right tools for your home improvement project. With that in mind, we have all kinds of tools for you to rent. Keep reading for our tips to help you paint your home interior.
Here’s how to paint the inside of your home.
- Take your time. This applies to all aspects of the job, but primarily preparation and protection. Before you start painting, lay down some drop cloths (not old bedsheets), tape to protect trim and remove plates from electrical outlets. By taking a few more minutes to set the room up to be painted, you’ll get a much more effective result.
- Use more expensive paint and brushes. Although you might be tempted to purchase the cheapest tools available, you’ll be better off spending a little extra money. You’re more likely to be satisfied with the fruits of your labor when you use high-quality equipment. Have you ever seen a wall riddled with tiny hairs? Those are the consequences of using cheap rollers.
- Try samples first. You might like the idea of a sky blue living room, but how will the color really look in the space? Gather some paint samples, tape them up in the room you want to paint and weigh all your options before investing in the actual materials. You’ll save yourself time and money if you decide you don’t want to go with sky blue, after all.
- Do the math. Before you start painting, figure out the total area you need to cover, accounting for multiple coats, primer and porosity of the walls. By taking time to make a few calculations, you won’t be as likely to run out of paint before the job is finished.
- Use primer. When it comes to painting, primer is key. It covers up uneven coloring or stains on the walls and allows the top coat of paint to better adhere–increasing the overall lifespan of your impending paint job.
- Rollers save time. If you have a big space to paint, it’s better to use rollers than brushes. If you’re going with rollers, make sure you paint in an overlapping W-shape to get better coverage and smooth out all the roller lines.
- Remove the furniture before you paint. It can be tempting to say, “I’ll just paint around it,” but accidents happen. Better to be safe than sorry. Move the furniture to a room you’re not paining or rent a storage unit to put it in until the job is finished.
- When painting, make sure you ventilate the room. Open all air vents, windows and doors to let the air flow through the space.
Painting the inside of your home may seem a daunting task, but it’s easier than you think. With the right preparation and precautions in place, you can give your interior a new paint job you’ll love years down the road.
Before your next painting project, check out the ladders, fans and painting equipment One Stop Rental has available. For more information about our party and equipment rentals, please feel free to contact us. You can also connect with us on social media.