Most of us can relate when were standing in line waiting to checkout we tend to get tempted in purchasing some type of magazine wether its US weekly, People, Readers Digest, Men’s Health, Shapes, Metropolitan Home, Sports Illustrator, Soap, or if your a fashionista like me and an adrenaline junky I purchase Oxygen and Vogue. The other day, I was in line and reading one of the Home designs cover. It said something like, Total makeover in one week. Another one was problem solving furniture. I immediately thought to myself if I was tackling this project on my own everything would go wrong. We all try to gather resources and ideas from magazines, pintrest, and of course the internet. Its a lot easier seeing it then putting it all together. First, we think of color? I often think how long does painting take? Hours? Days? Will I be done by Sunday if I start Thursday? All these thoughts running through my head and asking myself is this really worth such a short challenge? One of our dearest client husband said it the best. “My wife would like to remodel our house so our guests from Greece can come and be overwhelmed when they come over for a cup of coffee”. LOL! (that always makes me laugh).
Five Tips for Speeding Up the Painting Process
1st= you need a plan…. What is it that you want to accomplish? Do you want to pant the ceiling? Crown molding? Is it only the walls you want to cover? Again, a plan is important without it you will find yourself making many errors.
2nd=Purchase your Supplies in advance…. I advice you NOT to purchase any materials the day of the project cause most likely you will forget something.
3rd=Tape and cover the night before. I always try to tape off my room with painter’s tape and cover the flooring the night before I begin painting. This will save you lots of money in costly mistakes and trust me you don’t want to experience any paint spilled on your brand new carpet, marble, or wood flooring.
4th=Use paint + primer products when you can. If you aren’t going for a really drastic color change (like from bright red to a fresh white), try to use a paint + primer product. This will save you the time of having to purchase, apply, and wait for a stand-alone primer to dry since the priming qualities are built into the paint itself. Designer Joe Albino recommends Benjamin Moore.
5th=Care for tools between paint coats. Most of the time, you’ll need to apply two coats of your paint color—the coverage and color saturation will be much better than it is with a single coat. Between coats, wrap your brushes and rollers in plastic wrap.
Also, there are various websites to calculate how much paint you need for your project. You can google paint calculator and a few links should come up.
Whether you’re looking for color ideas or you want to see how colors will look in your room, we’ve got the supplies to help you get rolling!