Whether you’re moving out, moving in, or just looking to do some renovating, one of the best ways to spruce up the look of your home is to throw a few coats of paint on it. It’s cheap, effective, and easy enough that anyone can do it, no matter their level of experience. For anyone looking to sell, painting is a great way to increase curb appeal or help stage a home to attract buyers. Keep in mind that if you’re looking to stage your home to help it sell, you want it to appeal to as wide a range of buyers as possible. A home that’s decked out in a vibrant array of your favorite colors that differ from room to room might appeal to a few buyers, but you want your audience to be able to easily envision their dream home in their preferred colors. It’s much easier to layer their imagination over white walls than anything else, so if your goal is to sell and sell fast, remember to think neutral.
On the other hand, if you’re planning on staying in your place for a while, painting can really help turn a house into your home. If you want to paint your home all the colors of the rainbow, you can. If you feel some of the artistic spirit and want to create rooms painted in a bunch of unique designs, it’s entirely up to you. Hiring a professional painter can help make that process easier on you, from figuring out exactly what you want, to having it all done while you kick your feet up, but if you want to save some money or you’re looking for a project to fill your time, there’s nothing preventing you from doing it yourself.
Getting started on painting your home
Before you even crack open a can of paint, there’s a few things you should take care of first that will make the process easier on you, and help your paint job last as long as it possibly can. First, cover everything don’t want paint on with drop cloths. Plastic or newspaper will work but they tend to shift and wrinkle as you walk over them, while cloth likes to stay flat and will absorb drips better. Preparing a surface for a coat of paint is a matter of ensuring that the entirety of that surface is as clean, dry, and smooth as possible. This means wiping away any dust, scraping away any previously existing paint that’s starting to peel, and sanding any rough surfaces. Once that’s done, a coat or two of primer will help protect your surface from the elements while providing an excellent bonding surface for your topcoat. For interior painting, using a small brush to make a three inch border along the ceiling, trim, and corners will make rolling the rest of the surface a lot easier, so you don’t have to worry about getting paint where you don’t want it.
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With industry professionals who truly understand their medium, Victorian Painters bring knowledge and expertise that will elevate and enhance your home. Their teams specialize in different home exteriors ranging from stucco to hardi plank, ensuring that your home gets an experience tailored to your needs. For any job big or small, Victorian Painters bring the expertise and product knowledge best suited for the job!