Wall paintings have a great impact on people, especially kids, therefore it’s important to make the most of them when painting your room. The good thing is that you can customize the color of your room to suit your lifestyle. Room painting can be a difficult task, especially if you have no experience, but with the guide of some home painting beginner tips, you can transform your room, and give it a wonderful appearance.
Clean your room before painting
Before you do anything, ensure that your room is clean, this is very important because, when you clean your house, the paint will stick to the walls easily. Furthermore, this step will make the paint astounding. Also, don’t forget to cover, all your furniture, before you start painting, this will prevent paint particles from staining your furniture. Keep all your portable furniture at the center of the room, in order to have enough space to move freely when painting. Keep in mind that this basic step is necessary in order for your painting project to be successful.
Prepare the Walls
Remove all the wall hangings, curtains and anything else present on the walls. Items which cannot be removed should be covered appropriately, using the right materials. Be sure to remove particles that will prevent the paint from sticking to the surface and ruin the whole process. At this point, you should repair holes on walls. Remember to cover your walls with primer, to simplify the entire process.
pick the right color
The theme of your house is determined by the color of your walls. When it comes to this matter, you need to make sure that the color you choose, go hand in hand with your room’s interior design. In addition to that, you should consider the type of paint, i.e if it is oil-based, latex-based, among other options that are available in the market. Latex based paints are easy to clean, on the other hand, oil-based paints are durable (suitable for people who want to protect their walls from scratches) generally, buying high-quality paints will save you money by reducing the number of applications.
Choose your brush correctly
Determining the kind of brushes and rollers to use when painting your room is important. Rollers are suitable for large rooms. Before using rollers, deep the entire roll in paint and then get rid of the excess paint, before applying to the wall. Paint with the roller in an up and down motion, and be keen not to have too much paint on one point, doing this will uniform painting. Use Small brushes to paint baseboards, ceilings, and corners of the room.
Paint step by step
Begin with edges and corners, the way these two parts are painted will determine the success of your painting. Use normal paint brushes, and make sure that your strokes have the same size. Proceed to the wider surfaces, where the paint should be applied using a roller brush. Paint in the same direction.
Painting the whole room without having a break is impossible. Breaks are necessary, you can have a lunch break in the middle of your painting. But before you go, you should ensure that you keep your equipment safely. Keep in mind that brushes get damaged when they are left to dry, to prevent this from happening. Wrap your brush in a cling wrap and keep it in the fridge.
Try out different paints before embarking on the actual process. Mix and match, until you come up with a mixture that suits you. Don’t mix brushes for different colors, use one brush for light colors, and a different for dark colors, if possible have a brush for each color. You can seek professional advice, from interior designers, to get the perfect color.
Oil-based paints can take months before drying. When painting, thick layers should be on top. This allows the lower layers to dry faster and prevent them from cracking. let light into the room, darkness will make oil to rise to the surface. Don’t use dark colors on the exterior walls such colors fade easily when exposed to direct sunlight. If you follow the above tips, you will make your room look more appealing and attractive.