Generally, when you think of home renovation, you think of contractors and exorbitant expense. After all, if you’re thinking of adding an addition, redo your yard, or completely overhaul your kitchen, you probably will end up spending a ton of money. There is, however, Hanover home project which you can tackle on your own and still get good results. Follow our tips below to repaint your home interior like a pro and increase your home value!
It may be tempting to jump in immediately and start slapping paint on the rooms you are redoing, but that would be a mistake. As with any project, it’s helpful to first take tock of the area you are painting. Any cracked, peeling, or flaking areas should be slightly sanded in preparation for priming and your repaint.
Before you go out and get your paint, a budget also must be created. Making a budget for your home renovation project is always a crucial(but often overlooked) step. Creating a budget narrows unnecessary options, gives you an operating framework, and can help with buyer’s remorse.
When planning on painting, even painting inside, you want fairly warm and dry weather. Humidity and moisture will greatly slow the drying of paint and cause slow drips, so avoid painting in humid, rainy conditions. If you have no choice, take your time. Use the time to correct errors in the moment, and take extra care to create smooth, even coats.
In your inspection phase, be sure to take stock of the texture of the walls you are repainting. The more textured the walls are, the thicker the nap you’ll want on your rollers. This is crucial to spread the paint evenly and get into any hard to reach cracks and crevices. On the other hand, if the nap of your rollers is too thick for your walls, you’ll put on the paint too thick and cause yourself evenness and drying problems.
You may be saving money by completing your repaint yourself, but don’t skimp on poor quality equipment. Get yourself high quality rollers, brushes, paint, and tape. You might be tempted to go cheaper and further save money, but the reality is this approach will cost your more time, money and frustration in the long run. Get high quality supplies right off the bat and you will eliminate future problems.
Don’t rush through this step. Take plenty of time to empty the room of extra furniture and items, and cover the furniture remaining in the room. Similarly, take the time to remove light switch covers and outlet covers.
Take your time. Going slower is smoother, and this will lead to increased speed of the project as a whole. Enjoy the work! There is a real satisfaction in completing a home repaint by yourself and working with your hands. Download some of your favorite music or podcasts, pop in your earbuds and get to work!