Struggling to decide what colour to make your bedroom or kitchen? Or maybe the exterior of your house? No worries, we’ve got your back. Choosing colours can be frustrating because there are so many that you may like. The best way to approach choosing colours is to go with what you know you like and will be able to live for many years to come. So, here are our tips for choosing the right colours for your home.
Choose colours that go with your furniture and linens – If you already have furniture, linens, and curtains, you should keep these in mind when deciding on a paint colour. You don’t want to choose a colour for a room if you don’t have anything that will go well in it. If you plan on buying new furniture and curtains based on the paint colour, then you don’t have a problem.
Choose a colour that will suit the purpose – Colour therapy and psychology are very relevant when choosing a colour for your home. You should decide beforehand what the purpose of every room is and what feel you want in it. If you want peace and calm in your bedroom, red and lots of different colours will not be the best option. If you want warmth and a feeling of togetherness in your family room, then you can make use of shades of reds and oranges. There is a lot of literature out there about colour therapy. Do some research and find out what will work best for you and your family.
Choose colours that you like – You must always remember that the colours you choose to paint your house will be there for many years to come. Unless, of course, you decide to repaint every year or something like that. You should choose colours that you like and that suit your personality and preferences. You need be comfortable living with the colour of your house.
Choosing a colour shouldn’t be so difficult if you keep these points in mind. So, start making a list of what you do in each room and what the atmosphere should be and go from there.
When you intend to paint your house interior, you need to prepare it. Paint will splatter and drip everywhere. You also don’t want to paint the trims and ceiling and fixtures. So, before you paint there are a few things that you need to do. Follow these tips to ensure that you don’t destroy the furniture and carpets in your home.
Clean the walls before painting – If you paint on dirty walls, the paint may not take as well. Before painting, give the walls a nice wipe down to ensure that any dirt is gone. This will help the paint take better and look better.
Use plastic covering – If you are painting your house while there is already furniture and carpets, you need to protect those things. Use plastic sails for the carpets and plastic coverings to throw over furniture. Fabric covering won’t work as well as it will let the paint soak through and potentially damage your furniture. Plastic is the best option. If you are painting ceilings, you should definitely make use of plastic covering.
Use primer on the walls – If the paint you are going to use does not already contain a primer, you need to prep the walls by applying a primer before you paint. The primer is like a conditioner for the walls and will help the paint take better and look better.
Tape trims and other features – If you don’t want trims, ceilings, wall sockets, etc. the same colour as the walls, use tape to protect them. A tape with adhesive that won’t tear away the paint is a good option. Your local hardware store can give you some good pointers on that. The tape will allow you to paint without leaving blobs and marks on areas you don’t want it. After you’re done painting, simply remove the tape and you will have a clean finish.
That’s basically it, If everything is protected and taped, you can start painting without worrying about damaging or staining anything.
If you are a DIY beginner and want to take on a house painting project, this is the article for you. House painting can be a big project if you don’t know where to start. So, today, we want to share some basic tips and advice to help you get ready. If you follow the basic tips, you should be well on your way.
1. Get the right tools – If you want to do a good job, you need to have the right tools. Visit your local hardware store and find out what types of brushes and other equipment you will need. They will give you the best advice. You may also need a ladder and some plastic covering.
2. Do some research – Look for videos and tutorials on painting techniques. We also share information like that, but the more you read from different sources, the better prepared you will be. Look for brush techniques, how to avoid paint build-up and irregular marks, etc.
3.Do a practice run – Take one wall in your house and practice the techniques you read about. You can also test some colours on the practice wall. This will give you a good idea of what to expect and the type of problems you may run into.
4. Use good quality paint – Don’t choose the cheapest paint. Rather go for quality and know that it will last for a long time. You don’t want to have repaint your house every few months. Ask your hardware store which paints work best for the areas that you want to paint and which ones are good quality. You also don’t need the most expensive, just good quality.
These are the basic things you need to know and do. Please find more helpful tips and tricks on our HELPFUL LINKS page.