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The sun is shining and the birds are singing! This means that it’s time for another Sunny Daze blog post. We’re going to be talking about how you can make your home shine this summer. Whether you want to update your exterior, your interior, or both, we have some great ideas for you right here.
This article will share with you a few tips on how to get started:
What type of paint should I use? -How do I prep my home before painting? -What tools should I buy if I am doing all the work myself?
What type of paint should I use?
It’s important to choose a high quality product that won’t peel or chip quickly. You want your home to look great for years, so take the time to do it right!
How do I prep my home before painting?
Whether you are doing just one room or the entire house, there is an easy way to make sure your new paint job lasts as long as possible. The most effective step is removing all dust from surfaces and wiping them down with a damp cloth prior to applying any primer or paint. This will help prevent dirt particles from getting trapped in between layers of fresh coatings which could lead to peeling and/or chipping later on.
How do I paint my walls?
Paint your walls in a single direction with long, smooth brush strokes. Don’t worry about the occasional need to go back over an area or overlap onto another wall, just make sure you do it smoothly and use enough primer and paint as needed. It’s also important not to put too much energy into brushing against the grain of the wall – that will cause more wrinkles than necessary! If you’re painting around doors or trim work be extra careful because those surfaces are more likely to show any mistakes on them due to their higher visibility.
What type of paint should I use for furniture such as chairs, dressers, tables etc.?
When doing touch ups for furniture pieces, a low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint is ideal since it doesn’t emit toxic fumes that can be inhaled. Use a primer first to ensure the best coverage and minimize any brush marks, then top with your favorite color for an easy update!
What type of paint should I use on my walls?
A latex or acrylic wallpaint will work well because they’re easier to maintain than oil based paints which tend to show up dirt more easily. They also dry faster so you won’t have to wait 24 hours before moving furniture back into place like you might with oil based paints. If you want really bright colors without using much product, opt for chalkboard house paint – just make sure there’s a protective coating on your furniture first!
Is it harder to paint my walls if I have a lot of furniture in the way?
Nope. Just use these tips for painting around things and you’ll be done before you know it:
*Don’t forget to move all items out of the room, including lamps or ceiling lights with cords that need unplugging, power strips, plants etc. *Use dropcloths underneath everything – this will stop any accidental drips from staining floors or countertops below. Make sure not to let them touch anything while they’re still wet because latex is water soluble so can undo your efforts!) *Cover windowsills (or just remove them) by using painter’s tape to protect them from drips. This also helps with paint fumes escaping and creating a toxic environment for you or your family when reentering the room
*Apply primer using a foam roller, then use an even layer of latex-based interior paint (or enamel) in one coat. Let it dry overnight before moving anything back into the room. *Prioritize which furniture items can be repainted later – what’s on top should always come off first!
*Paint any unpainted furniture pieces that have been bumped around during house painting so they match too!) *Be sure to give all surfaces at least two coats of paint as well while you’re there! You’ll notice how much better your room feels and looks.
*Apply a top coat of paint to the newly painted furniture pieces after they’ve had time to dry, then let them cure for three days before moving anything back into those rooms! *If you’re painting inside closets with power tools, be sure to use hearing protection so that you can hear what’s around you while working in close proximity. This is important because it helps prevent accidents from happening when using these items; as well as saving yourself some potential headaches!!
In addition, latex-based paints are great options if kids will be playing or crawling on any of the surfaces once dried – they won’t cause allergic reactions like oil-based paints might!) And don’t forget about your ceiling fans! Painting them is an inexpensive way to make a room feel new again.
*It’s important that you use primer before painting over oil-based paint because if not done, the latex/latex-acrylic paints will soak into and soften the old surface oils which causes it to peel away from the walls with time. If this happens, it can be repaired by sanding down all of the peeling areas so they’re even with their surroundings; patch any holes or damage spots in these damaged areas; then coat these problem areas with a good quality bonding agent (exterior spackling compound) before primering and painting those surfaces.
If you’re looking for more safety tips on how to protect yourself while doing projects around the house, be sure to check out this handy list of safety tips.
*Paint should always dry for at least one hour before being walked on or touched as it can still smear and smudge when wet; if you’re working in a space with high humidity (such as a bathroom) wait an additional two hours to make sure your paint is completely dried.
If you are considering painting walls in your home, read our blog post about how to prep them so they can be painted without any hassle! We’ve got some great ideas that will help you get started and prepare for your project. Contact us today for more information on getting professional painters who know what their doing from start to finish!
*We recommend waiting at least 12 hours before you start decorating your child’s room with furniture. You want to make sure that the paint is dry and won’t transfer onto other surfaces or materials. This will also help your painting job last longer as it can be a bit of an inconvenience if there are always marks on newly painted walls from dirty hands! Remember, kids get really messy when they’re playing so we’ve got some great tips for how to keep their play areas cleaner!
A clean home is something everyone strives for but sometimes feeling like you need professional help doesn’t have to break the bank. We offer affordable rates and service packages which suit every type of budget too so don’t worry about price all you need to worry about is making a decision. No matter how much you clean the house, it will always be dirty again right? This happens because of all the finger prints and smudges that accumulate over time so if you want to keep your home looking fresh then make sure you’re wiping down surfaces regularly It can seem like a never ending task but vacuuming daily helps keep up with some of those little messes people don’t notice until they’ve been sitting on top of them for days! Plus, if you vacuum once or twice each week this will also help prevent allergens from building up in carpets which are not only annoying when we walk around barefoot but now studies show they have negative long-term effects too