How to Paint a Room – Basic Painting Tips
Many homeowners eventually face the realization that the wall colors in their rooms could use a touch up or complete change all together. While hiring a professional may be the first solution to come to mind, you can actually paint the room yourself. This video will easily tell you how to do it!
What About Painting Did the Video Say?
The first and crucial step to perfectly painting a room is preparation. This video does not particularly discuss how to efficiently prep but there is a link to a video specifically addressing it if you wanted to watch it. Second, the video briefly goes over how to estimate the amount of paint you will need. Next, the video discusses where to start painting and where to finish it. Once you know where to begin, there are a series of steps for optimally applying paint coats and color variations. The video also discusses how to section off painting areas for clean, even application. Finally, the video provides information on materials to use and how to clean them.
Is the Video Worth Listening to?
Yes! Remember the link that takes you to a video going over how to prepare to paint a room? If you do not watch this video, you will not see the link that provides access to the preparation video; which could very well help determine the end result of your efforts. A DIY painting project is exciting but you may not realize the amount of work it will take, including where to begin and end. Referencing the video will guide you on the best steps to accomplish a professional look.
If you do not know how to estimate how much paint you will need, the video can tell you how to use a basic mathematic equation to come up with the closest estimation possible, saving you money spent on the paint supply. This also does not exclude trim measurements for a different color if you wanted. If you are still unsure, watching the video will give you clue to where you can find an estimation calculator to help you out.
If you are not are not familiar with the painting process, you probably do not know things like how to mix the paint, protect different trim and wall colors from smearing or mixing, preventing messy splatters, evenly applying paint to brushes and rollers and easy cleanup tips you will appreciate. All in all, watching the video will help you quickly summarize how to paint your rooms like a pro!
Should You Bother Painting a Room Yourself Instead of Hiring a Professional?
Have you looked at professional painting service prices? They are not cheap! If you are up to the task, painting the room yourself can save you a good chunk of change. Also take into account that using a professional painting service puts you at the mercy of their schedule. Painting the room yourself will make your schedule, well, your schedule. Most importantly, you will feel accomplished and proud!