You turn the TV off after watching several shows on HGTV and the DIY Network, and you feel the urge to tackle a home project on your own. You decide to paint your bedroom—your sacred space. Although few people will get the privilege of seeing your work, you will view it every day, so you want it to look perfect. As you go to start the process, you will soon realize that this project may involve more than you originally thought. Here are some helpful tips for painting from professionals so that your paint comes out just the way you want!
Don’t Be Afraid to Be Creative
Are you wanting to make a bold statement? Do you want to express yourself in the room? You don’t only have the décor at your disposal—feel free to use the walls as a creative outlet. A well-chosen, bold color choice can make a wall or room evoke certain vibes and stand out in the best possible way. Take a close look at what inspires you, and choose a color scheme that you love.
Consider All Design Elements
Sometimes, homeowners get so excited to see a different color on the walls that they choose the paint color before they think about how it will look with the décor. For example, the wood stain in the flooring in the room needs to complement the paint color so that you don’t have conflicting schemes.
Choose High-Quality Materials
Although the idea of saving money on the project is appealing, the quality of paint and other materials is not something you should compromise on. Cheap paints will require more work to apply and likely won’t last nearly as long as those that are trusted by professional painters.
Set Aside Enough Time for Painting
At first glance, the painting process seems simple, but it can take longer than you think. You have to prep the walls and room, paint, wait for the paint to dry before applying another layer, and apply a second coat. To get the paint job done the right way, you need to dedicate enough time to the project. Otherwise, you could end up with uneven coverage, flaws, or a big mess.
Go with a Pro
If you want flawless results that look like they were done by professionals, you may want to hire a professional to do the work. Assuming they are experts, you can sit back or get other to-do list items done while they take care of the time-consuming part, along with the little details. In other words, you can have peace of mind that it’s being done correctly.
In the end, when you enter your project room, you should feel nothing but happy with the paint job. Whether you accomplish it on your own or have a professional team do it for you, you can love your space and feel right at home!
About Platinum Painting
Platinum Painting began in 2008 with Karl and Marjorie Pickens in Keller. Now, we’ve expanded to serve homeowners throughout the DFW area and beyond. We’ve been voted #1 on Angie’s List for residential painters in North Texas for more than eight years, and you’ll quickly see why when you give us a call. Our priority is always our customers’ satisfaction! If you’d like to get a free, in-home estimate, you can contact us on our website here.
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