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How To Paint Your House Without Painting Your Self

How To Paint Your House Without Painting Your Self

Summer is the most popular time to do house painting in Nanaimo.  

While house painting can be a fun project for the entire family to enjoy you'll want to be sure that it's the house that gets painted and not the kids!

Here are a few steps you can take to make your summertime house painting project in Nanaimo extra enjoyable:

225 x 225First, measure the area that you'll be painting to be sure you buy enough paint for your project in a single trip.  There's nothing worse then having to run back to the store in the middle of your painting work - with brushes drying and the light changing - because you've run out of paint.

Secondly, consider opting for colours that are in vogue.  You'll be amazed at how a fresh coat of stylish paint can brighten up your home, and make an old house look new again.

Next, don't scrimp on quality.  Be sure you're comparing apples-to-apples when you compare the price per container of paint.  After all, what's the point in buying paint that's a few dollars cheaper if you have to put on twice as many coats of paint with a less expensive brand?

Lastly, here some things that you can do to keep you painting project clean and under control:

1.  Use area drop clothes in the area you're painting.  It's not necessary to cover the whole floor with clothes.  Instead, use a smaller drop cloth and move it as you paint a new area.  This way you're less liable to step in a paint drip.

2.  Purchase a bunch of inexpensive thing rubber gloves to keep drips off of your hands and finger nails.

3.  Paint one small area at a time.  By doing this you'll be less likely to have to go back over spots that you've missed.  Don't forget to look for areas where you've put too much paint - these can easily be brushed over before the paint dries.

 

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