Interior paint is one of those projects that seems easy enough, until you get started. Then, you quickly realize why so many people hire a professional. There’s more involved in painting a room than most people recognize, and do-it-yourself paint is not for everyone. If you want a paint job that isn’t sloppy or uneven, it require patience (a LOT of it), knowledge, and quality tools.
But it’s just one room, what could go wrong? A lot. So, whether or not you’re going to enlist the help of a local Frederick painting service or do it yourself, there are several do’s and don’ts of interior paint you should know beforehand. Use the following tips to educate yourself and avoid turning your paint job into a paint nightmare.
DO: Choose your color wisely.
You might really like purple, but what about your guests? Family? Roommates? And is purple really the best wall color for your dining room? While your space is yours to paint as you please, consider whether or not you’ll regret your color choice in the long-run. Somewhere down the road you might find you’re not as fond of purple as you thought you were, and now your dining room is having a negative affect on your appetite.
Choosing the color of your interior paint doesn’t have to cause a migraine, though. Here are some things to consider when choosing a color for your room:
- How is the lighting in the room, and how will that color look under the natural/artificial light?
- Is it a personal room, or a room where many different people will be?
- What colors are the furniture, and will they match with the wall color?
- Will this color look good all-year-round?
Asking yourself these questions before settling on a color will help you decide if you’ve made the right choice. If you choose to hire a Frederick painting service, such as Albaugh & Sons, they would be able to help you pick a great color for any room that needs painting.
The saying is: “Good things come to those who wait.” In this situation, the good thing is a clean, attractive paint job—the wait is the hard part. Your room may look small until you have to paint all four walls, and possibly the ceiling. You’ll be inclined to rush through and just get it done, but that always ends with a poor result.
Set aside at least a full day per room when it comes to painting. With all the steps (and drying) involved—sanding, priming, multiple paint coats, etc—you may need the entire day to finish it. Don’t have the time or patience? Hire a contractor—it’s then their time and patience involved in your interior paint, not yours.
DO: Prepare appropriately.
When people think of paint, they envision the paint roller and a paint bucket. But has primer, a paint tray, tape, brushes, paint stirrers, paint thinner, ladder (the list goes on) been considered? As previously mentioned, there’s a lot more involved in interior paint than most people think about until they enter the room with the bucket and roller.
DON’T: Forget about ventilation
An obvious one for many, but just a reminder—paint fumes are toxic, so open those windows and make sure the fumes have somewhere to go. It’s easy to become focused on the task at hand and forget about important safety precautions.
DO: Hire A Professional, like Albaugh & Sons
Perhaps, after reading this, you’ve decided DIY interior paint just isn’t for you. Maybe you don’t have the time, the tools, or the knowledge involved to do a flawless job. That’s OK, many don’t, and that’s why Frederick painting services like Albaugh & Sons exist.
Albaugh & Sons specializes in commercial and residential interior paint, and has the tools and professionals for your paint job.
CONTACT US online, or give us a call at 301-964-9379 today to start your project!
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