Are you thinking about making some home improvements like a professional? Some projects, like painting, are easier than others, but if you need advice, here are some tips.
When it comes to improving your home, especially when preparing it for resale, a fresh coat of paint can do tremendous things. Whether you are a do-it-yourself person when it comes to painting, or you hire a professional painter like Titan Contractors, painting your home will not only enhance its value, but it can also make it look newer, bigger, and boost your confidence in your property.
Before painting, it is important to take home color strips and samples from the store so you can see how they look in different lighting in your home. Most people do not do this, and then after the paint dries, they realize it is too dark or too light. Talk to an expert at your local home improvement store about what they suggest. Choose a color palate that you think that you will like, and then purchase samples of paint in different tones of similar colors to the one you like the most. At most stores, an 8oz sample of paint will cost you $2-5 each, which may seem like a lot if you get a few different ones, but will be a lot cheaper than buying multiple gallons of one color and then hating it. Take all of the samples and paint small swatches on your walls throughout the area that you are considering updating. Some colors will look better when natural light hits them thru the windows, but may look completely different in a shady area like a hallway. Compare them all and see which you like best in all the different areas of your house. Also consider different finishes for different features of your property. A matte finish may work well on the walls, but a glossy finish will accent it best on the trim. Experiment until you find the perfect combination.
It is also important to prep the area before painting it. Older homes may have cracks in the walls due to the foundation settling, among other reasons. Fill any cracks, nail holes, dents and other damages with caulk or putty. If you are not confident in your abilities, consult with your local home improvement specialist for their advice. When it doubt, it’s always safe to hire a professional to do the work for you.
Hopefully these simple tips can help your home improvements get off to a great start. Painting your home is one of the most cost-effective ways to add value, while making it look clean and updated in the process. So buy a few gallons and get busy!