It’s perfectly normal to want a change of scenery in your home; updating the color of your living room, for example, is a great way to feel like the space itself has a brand new ambiance.
If you’ve never painted a room before, it’s worth doing your homework before you start. As one of the top companies offering interior painting services in Newtown Square, the Fox Painting Company team has seen many well-intentioned homeowners make mistakes that could have been easily avoided.
Here are some of the “must-haves” everyone should invest in before starting to paint:
In most cases, this can be a good roll of tape. It’s tempting to try to skimp on this part of the process and just use an old roll of masking tape, but it’s worth investing in tape designed for painting since it’ll better ensure that whatever color you’re painting the room doesn’t end up bleeding onto your room’s trimming or floors.
You might also want to buy a drywall tape knife and some smaller brushes to finish off the edges. A drywall tape knife can be a reliable alternative to tape when trying to paint the baseboard of your room, while smaller brushes will help you get into the tight corners of the room without messing up all your hard work.
As careful as you may be, accidents are bound to happen, so you should invest in decent drop cloths.
The thing about painting is that you don’t know when a stray drop of paint will land on your floor or your furniture. Unless you catch it quickly, the paint droplet will likely dry there, which means you’ll never get it out.
However, if you invest in drop cloths, you can give yourself an area where it doesn’t matter if the paint dries on it because you’ll be able to toss it in the garage if reusable, or the trash if it isn’t.
Having a strict painting budget can lead you to wonder if a chair or footstool might not be enough to paint a room. However, it’s better if you allocate the resources to get a ladder because it will make it far easier to reach higher without straining yourself. Plus, it’s far more economical than trying to pay for injuries from a fall.
Repainting a room in your house can breathe new life into the space, but be sure you do your homework before you start. The Fox Painting Company team has provided house painting services to Lower Merion, PA, for years, so call us before you start your next painting project!