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Changing the Colors in Your Life with a Little Paint

by Guest on Dec 3, 2010

One of the easiest ways to change your house when you’re feeling the need for something new is to paint a room. Many people get tired of looking at their rooms the same way for years and years without any change. You don’t need to buy expensive new furniture for the house and you certainly don’t have to move! Here are a few DIY tips to help make painting easier so you can change the colors in your life with a little paint.

The most important thing you have to do when painting a room in your house is select the color. You want to pick a color that not only looks good on a sample sheet but will also look good all over your walls. You should consider the color of your furniture in the room you are painting when considering the color you want to paint it. Having a bright color on your walls may seem like a good idea at first, but it can often become too overpowering for the room so you should consider what it will look like when you get it on the walls.

You should also consider what the color will look like when you put multiple coats on your walls. Some colors seem like that will be more dull while you are looking at them in the store, but when you paint an entire room with three coats of paint the color can look darker and more intense. You can ask the store attendant for advice when selecting your color and look through magazines to get an idea of how large rooms look painted.

The first of the DIY tips to help make painting easier is to select the proper equipment. Having the wrong paintbrush or rollers can make the process a lot more difficult for you. Select a set of rollers and paintbrushes that are comfortable for you to hold and also large enough to cover the most wall space while you paint. You should also purchase a tarp or sheet to put down on the floor so you aren’t concerned about the paint getting all over the floor while you are painting.

The second tip is to get paint tape. You will want to use paint tape to cover the parts of your walls that you don’t want to get paint on in the corners and edges. This way you won’t have to be as meticulous when you paint with the roller and you can remove the tape easily after you are done painting. You will only need to cover a small amount of the ceiling or molding you don’t want to paint.

And finally, make sure you apply more than one coat of paint to the walls. You will need more coats if you are covering another color rather than white walls, but you should always use at least two coats of paint. Wait for the first coat to dry before applying the next one and then enjoy your new colorful room!

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