One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to design or update your home is to paint it. Painting your interior can make all the difference in making your home however you want it to be. It’s cost-effective and simple but can make the greatest impact especially if you are able to do it correctly. Interior design matters as it can create the mood of your entire home. Whether or not you are planning to do it on your own, you need to make sure that you do it correctly.
Here are 5 interior painting tips that you should try.
Avoid buying in large quantity first just in case you are not sure with the color yet.
In most cases, you might not be sure about the color you are getting first so do not buy in large quantity. Try to buy a quart first so you can try it out and see if that is actually the color you want for your room. You might want to try it out first with a board and then move it around your home so you will see how the light looks like at different times of the day.
Clean your walls with soap and water.
If your walls are dirty, the paint may not stick that well so you have to make sure that you thoroughly clean them first. Use a good soap and brush your walls well and then rinse it properly with water. Do not paint it right away. Let it dry overnight and recheck the next day if it’s ready for painting.
Mix all the paint cans in advance to ensure consistent color.
Your color mixer can create color variations on different cans and you might end up having different colors around your room if you don’t mix it in advance. So to avoid this, mix all your paint cans to ensure consistency of colors all throughout your room.
Use the right roller for painting.
If you are painting a larger surface, you want to ensure that the brush strokes will not be visible. You also don’t want to spend a lot of time trying to paint a large room with just a small brush. So you need to find the right roller that you are going to use for painting. If you have a smooth surface like wood or wallboard, you can use a roller with a 3/8 inch nap. On the other hand, if you have a surface that has a heavy texture, having a larger nap can help reduce the number of coats and save you a lot of time.
Prime your walls.
You want to have a smooth-looking wall so if you see any holes or bumps, make sure to fix it first before you start painting. Fill any holes with a spackle using a wide blade and caulk. If there are any bumps, sand dry it until it becomes smooth. This will make painting your interior easier and definitely a seamless experience.