Interior Painting tips | South Africa
Painting the inside of your house
Your walls are a huge part of your interior decorating. If it’s time to give your home a face lift, it’s quite easy to change the colour of your walls without it becoming too much of a hassle. Here are some interior painting tips for you to use when you beautify your house:
- Cleaning the brush . Make sure that your paint brush has been soaked in a solvent before re-using it.
- Buy gloves . If you are taking on a paint job, be sure to pop down to your local hardware store to get some gloves.
- Buying a roller . The rule of thumb is that the rougher the surface, the rougher your paint roller should be. When it comes to your interior rolls, it will probably be a good idea to go for a softer roller.
- Protect your furniture . Remove the furniture from the room you are painting. If you don’t have an extra room where you can store your furniture, buy large sheets of plastic, move all the furniture into the centre of the room and cover the furniture to protect it from any paint.
- Start with the ceilings . It is always a good idea to start with a ceiling and from there, move down to the walls and trims. If your door and window trims are going to be a different colour, buy painters tape to cover them when you are painting the walls.
- Quantity estimators . It can become quite a hassle if you don’t be the correct amount of paint. There are many paint quantity estimators available on the internet that you can use so you don’t get stuck with too much or too little paint.
Choosing a colour for your interior:
Don’t just hop into the first paint manufacturing store and buy a colour. Find out what colours are popular at the moment, browse through some interior decorating magazines and be sure to consider the existing colour scheme of your room and house. Find out more about choosing a paint colour.