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Home improvement projects are important because they help add to the aesthetics and value of your home. One of the easiest ways to spruce up the appearance of your home is to paint. If you are thinking of painting the interior of your home yourself, then here are a few tips to help.
There are a number of varieties of paints on the market. You can choose between oil-based or water-based paints with a range of finishes such as matte paint, eggshell, and satin paint, as well as semi-gloss and gloss paint. Products such as Dulux Wash & Wear are ideal for the family home.
It’s a good idea to buy the best quality paint within your budget since cost is definitely an indication of quality. Paints that are more expensive have more pigments than any bargain paints and they produce a much longer-lasting, thicker and protective coating.
There is a significant amount of information printed on the label to help you. Information such as the right temperature at which the paint should be applied, how to best prepare the surface, etc. Start reading what’s printed on the label before you actually start painting.
If you want the new paint to get affixed to the surface you need to clean the walls thoroughly. This is also a great opportunity to fix any small holes, which should be filled in with putty. Wait for this to dry completely and then sand them flush to the surface.
If you find that the paint on your walls is in good condition, you can paint directly over these surfaces. If you find any old, flaking and peeling paint, make sure you scrape it and sand it well before you start painting. In case there are any bare wooden surfaces, they will have to be primed before you paint them.
well to the surfaces and you will find it flaking and blistering prematurely. You shouldn’t have to worry about this aspect too much, when you are painting the interior walls of your home though.
It’s important that you start painting from the top. Paint the ceiling first and then tackle the walls when you are painting indoor spaces.
If you are thinking of selling and would like some tips on what you should or shouldn’t do to your property before listing, call us on 4421 2644 or a free, no obligation market appraisal.