Wallpaper is a funny thing...now it's popular, now it's not. It's popularity rises and falls with regularity. If you have ever had a wallpapered room (and I'm sure you have or you wouldn't be reading this article), sooner or later you're going to want to take it down, whether it's because you want new paper on your walls or you're ready for a new look and you want to paint instead. Removing old wallpaper is not a quick and easy job...it can take time and effort.
If you're going to spend the time and money to paint your walls, you want the end result to look great...otherwise, wPatchbeforePainting-Claffey'sPaintinghy would you bother? One of the biggest mistakes that people make when painting their walls is to neglect prepping them properly first.
If you're getting ready to sell your home, you will be wanting to prepare to make the best first impression possible for those who are potential buyers. You want their first thought to be that they could see themselves living in your house. For this to happen, you'll want to pay special attention to...
Got kids? Got pets? Put the two together and you have a recipe for dirty, grimy walls! Even without kids or pets, your walls can get smudges and fingerprints on them. One way or another most of us need to clean our painted walls, not only so they look as nice as they did right after they were painted, but also to increase the life of the paint.
You've just completed painting your family room...did you use all the paint? Of course not! There's almost always unused paint when the job is done. So what are you going to do with it? Do you need to keep it, can you keep it, why should you keep it?
To prime or not to prime, that is the question! What's the point of priming before you paint anyway? I thought it would be interesting to look up the definition of prime: These definitions apply as adjectives Of most importance - main Of the best quality - excellent
Depending on your taste and style, millwork can be finished in a couple of different ways: It can be stained, painted or even finished with a clear seal. Most homes come with the millwork already painted or finished, so your job is probably re-painting it, whether it's because it's been used and abused or because you're ready for a change.
In order to get a quality paint job for your home, you have probably invested in quality paint brushes and roller covers...which can be a costly purchase. And then if you end up throwing them away after they've been used one time, it becomes even costlier. But there is no need to keep replacing these tools if you take a little time to clean them up after your paint job is completed.
If you're getting ready to do some painting around the house, one of the first things, besides paint, that you will need is a good paint brush. Unless you have some paint brushes that you've saved from previous paint jobs, you'll be off to the local hardware store to make a purchase. Buying supplies and tools can get expensive, but if you do it right the first time, and take proper care of them every time, your brushes can last quite a while and be used over and over.
Maybe this is your first time painting in your home, or maybe you have painted before and it has turned out less than what you had hoped for. I mean, how hard can it be to slap a coat of paint on the walls?