Preparation Tips for a Great Paint Job

A new coat of paint will indeed improve your room(s). However, if you don’t love painting, here’s a roundup of tidbits on how to paint in a way that guarantees stunning end-result. Of course, painting isn’t the only way to spruce up your home that’s why you need to learn about other inexpensive DIY tasks to update your living space. Back to painting, here’s how to prepare.

Get it Right from the Kick-go

This one is a no-brainer. You have to assemble everything you need before starting your project. Gather the tools in middle of your working area. These include rollers, can openers, screwdrivers, hammers, plastic bags, drop cloths,, plastic wraps, and rags.

Do Enough Preparation

You shouldn’t try to do everything the same day. Otherwise, the results may be horrible. Gather your fittings and fixtures in the center of your room a day before painting. Seal any crevices and cracks. Also, put a blue painters tape around your doors and glass window. At the same time, don’t forget to cover the ceiling fixtures using plastic bags.

Remove Everything from the Decks

If possible, make sure that you remove your accessories from the painting area. Clear the wall hangings. Place your lights in the midpoint of your room if you can’t move them out. Be sure to wrap them up with a drop cloth though. Tape the cloth around your furniture and add an additional cover of plastic or sheet over your items.

Remove All the Hardware

Unless you’re a seasoned painter, you should consider removing cabinet hinges and door knobs to prevent drips. Use a zip-top bag to store your hinges, knobs, outlet covers, switch plates and light fixture. Indicate the location of each knob such as top left, bathroom door and so one. It makes it easy for you to fix them back after you’ve finished painting.

Be Prepared

Wear protective clothing. You’ll get drips, no matter how careful you are. You can use some old, clothes when painting. Your shoes should be easy to remove just in case you want to leave the room. That way, you won’t leave paint drops on the floor. Wear a scarf or an old, rugged baseball hat to cover your hair when painting the ceiling. Also, take off your jewelry and use plastic glasses to cover your eyes. Now, it’s time to start painting!