Home is the closest place we have on the planet. We all try to make our homes more beautiful. We paint the walls with color paints and decorate the rooms with expensive furniture pieces and textiles. Each and every color paints can change the total mood, design, and temper of a house. Paints can represent statement, class, style, and elegance. But painting is something most homeowners dread. This is because paint costs a lot of money and effort. One can paint their own houses themselves also. Painting is a very monotonous, tiresome and dreary work to complete. It is better if one knows certain important ways and techniques of painting a house.
Here are ten things which one should consider while painting the house.
1.Painting your own house
Painting your own house gives you the opportunity to decorate your own house. Proper paint colors can make your house beautiful and attractive.
To paint a room, one has to empty it out. After cleaning up the dirt, dust and other grime, you can start painting the walls of the rooms. One should fill up all the cracks and holes, and cover the adjacent walls with paint. The floors should be kept covered with papers or newspapers.
2.Testing the right paint color for your house
One cannot understand how a certain color may look on the walls. Thus it is better to test with a sample paint color. After the sample has dried, it should be closely observed at daylight and at night. Then if one likes the color, he or she can paint the walls with it. If one is not sure of the paint color, few more samples of color should be tried.
3. Choosing the right color for your house
Colors define everything. Colors create, demonstrate and expose certain feelings and emotions. Choosing a color can be a bit tricky. One has to be very sure about that. You should select the color of paints, according to the furniture, interior design and lighting of the room. It is better to try some sample to be sure.
4.Taking care of the finishes that you select
While painting a house or a room, not only the paint color but also the finish matters. The finishes of the paint colors have to be durable, waterproof, clean and attractive. It should never highlight any imperfections on the walls. A finish should be such that, it will be able to give protection to the walls.
5. Changing the color paints
One can paint different walls with different colors, according to the desire and need. Painting can make rooms appear more beautiful and attractive. If one wants, he or she can change the color of the walls easily. Paint is considerably a quite inexpensive option, which is responsible for changing the look of a room.
6. Determining the amount of paints, you might need
One of the most important things while painting a room, is understanding the exact amount of paint, needed. You cannot run out of paints, while painting. Also at the same time, it is not useful to have more than enough paint. Usually people take the help of professionals who understand the exact amount of paints that can be necessary. Amount of the paint colors depend on the size of the shape, the number of paint coats, one wants to apply and other such important factors.
7. Applying a primer often saves paint color
Applying a primer is essential and very beneficial. Nowadays, everyone applies at least one coat of primer before applying the actual paint color. The primer protects the wall and provides a base or foundation for further paints. Primer is important for filling up the cracks and holes on the walls. It also prevents any damage and makes the wall durable. However, one still has to clean and wipe the walls, before applying the first coat of primer. Cleaning the walls is more important than applying a coat of primer.
8. Brushing before rolling
There is an age-old concept that one should the corner first and then start rolling the paint on the walls. One should always complete brushing before rolling. It is better to use high-quality brushes. These brushes can easily reach each and every corner of the rooms. A brush can reach the corner that a roller can never reach. Thus it is important to brush first before starting to use a roller.
9.Preparing the paint brushes and the paint rollers
The rollers are composed of fuzzy material. These absorb paints and offer smooth painting. But it is essential to remove every particles of dirt, dust, fibers from the paint roller before starting to paint. The paint brushes should also be cleaned regularly. These would help to remove all the dirt, filth and the stains of previous paint colors.
10. Buying the right kinds of supplies
A lot of supplies are needed to paint a house or a room. Apart from paint brushes and rollers, one needs a step ladder and roller extenders. A ladder is essential to paint the ceiling or topmost parts of walls. Roller extenders help to paint the high walls by extending arms. It is important to buy good quality supplies. If you engage professionals, they usually carry their own supplies and often charge for it. You can also have them use your supplies if you want.
Painting a room or a house is essential. Painting is like a decoration or an ornament that defines as well as completes a room or a house. One must paint rooms or houses, understanding the interior design, structure, shape of the house, the interior decoration, items of furniture and even lighting. Proper, bright colors lift the moods and the spirits of the room. Each color has its own influence and symbolization. Painting though requires money, effort, labor and hard work, it is worth it. It is always better to paint your own rooms, on your own. This saves the labor or supply cost. You can paint your room with whichever color you want and however, you want. Painting your own house on your own also gives you the liberty and joy.