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.