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23 January 2013
Painting a room is one of the easiest and most effective ways to brighten up your home on a budget. The best part is that paint is even cheaper than wallpaper in most cases! There are some important tips you should know if you are going to paint your room. These tips can save you time when painting and they can help to create a professional looking room.
Preparing a room to be painted can take time, but it is well worth the time spent. If you want to paint, you should first prepare the walls. This means taking down any old wallpaper or paper borders that are on the wall. Then, fill in any holes in the wall and fix any cracks that might be present.
Using painter's tape, tape around any fittings, fixtures or central heating panels in the room. This will ensure that these items do not get covered with paint during the painting process.
It is also important to use good quality paints. Good quality paints will not only look good in your home, but they will stand the test of time. There are different types of paint finishes too. You may want an eggshell paint finish, a satin paint finish, a semi-gloss paint finish, an aerosol paint or designer paint and trade paint. If you have children and pets however, a satin or semi-gloss finish would work best. This way, you can wash down or scrub the paint.
Some paints contain the primer and the paint. This means that you will not have to prime the walls before you paint which will save quite a bit of time. Purchasing a paint that is guaranteed to cover your walls in one coat will also save a bit of time. Of course, these paints may be slightly more expensive. Remember to save some paint to keep for touch ups.
The type of painting materials that you use is also important. You may want to use a brush to do the edging. It is best to paint the walls with a good quality roller or paint pads. You will probably need several rollers and paint pads in order to do the job properly.
You can purchase good quality paint at a paint store or at a home improvement store. While you are at the store, make sure to pick up some paint stirrers and paint can openers to make the job go easier. Also remember to purchase drop cloths for the floor. Drop cloths can be used to make sure that the paint does not get onto the floor or other surfaces. This makes it easier to clean up.
After the paint has dried, you will need to think about home decoration. There are a number of different types of decorations you can use to make your home look lovely. Some people like to use ornaments on the walls or nice pictures. Other people like to leave the walls bare. Some people like to match the furniture to the colour of the walls.
By using these tips, you should have a beautifully painted room in no time!