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So yes, you can hire professionals to transform your home with colour. But itís ten times more fun if, at the house warming, you can say that the awesome paint job was done by you. The admiration all around will definitely be worth it. Plus donít forget, youíll save on contractor and painters fees, so it will be worth it in every way. So here are some tips and tricks of the trade before you even begin.

Itís important to understand that a home painting project really isnít simply slapping the paint on the wall and evening it out with a deft brushing technique. Thereís got to be a little preparation done for the job. Starting with your tools. Youíll require essentials like brushes, rollers, frames, paint, paint buckets, stir sticks, cloth pieces, a palette, a mask, gloves, turpentine and a ladder to get at higher areas. For special effects you may need special items, from glazes to textured paint to even a sponge for a dab-like effect. Since there are a lot of products available in the market, it is advisable to invest in good quality always. Make sure that everything you choose, from the type of roller and brush to the paint, is what a professional would utilize. Donít hesitate to ask around if you need to.

While you are out shopping for your project, itís important to keep in mind certain other factors. If there is any seepage within the walls, perhaps some waterproofing may need to be done, or else youíll be left with some bubbling action on brand new walls. Then, the walls need to have a layer of plaster over them. This layer should be fully dry before any wall painting is done. This is so that the colour sticks properly to the wall and that there are no blotches that dampness can bring about.

Once that is done, make sure that portions that are not to receive paint are well protected. This is easily handled by taping newspaper over areas like windows, sometimes even the sill, doors, doorknobs, etc. Donít forget electrical sockets and switches. These may easily be covered with tape for better protection. For the floor, and especially for carpeted areas, a plastic sheet is usually the best bet. This is because paint gets sticky on newspaper, which can get messy when you walk around.

And last, but not least, do ensure that the space you will be painting within, is well lit for maximum visibility and well-ventilated to prevent you from inhaling noxious paint fumes.


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