If you’ve recently relocated and are up to your elbows transforming your new house into the place you are proud to call home, chances are you’ve given some thought to slapping some paint on those walls. After all, it’s one of the most cost-effective ways to transform any room without having to buy all new accessories. By brightening your baseboards or adding a splash of color to your kitchen with an accent wall you can really transform your new home.
We realize that painting your new place can take a toll on both your time and your wallet. Here at Florida Moving Systems we want to make your move to or from Brevard County as smooth as possible, from beginning to end. We also want you to save money wherever you can. So, skip the professional painters. Follow these steps and be painting like a pro in no time.
Wait for dry weather
Humidity means dripping paint and slow drying time, so avoid painting if it’s a gloomy, rainy day. However, if you must paint on a humid day, take your time so you can correct any errors in the slow-drying paint before moving on to the next coat.
Do a thorough visual inspection and prep
Look for any cracked, flaking, or peeling areas need to be lightly sanded or scraped. Then thoroughly rinse before applying new primer and paint. Skipping this step will result in the weight of the new paint pulling the old paint loose. Save yourself the time, money, and paint by giving the walls a quick wipe down with a damp cloth.
Buy high quality brushes, roller covers and painter’s tape
This is where you don’t want to save a couple pennies. If you’re investing in good paint, invest in good application tools.
Know your nap
The more texture your walls have, the thicker the nap you’ll want on the roller cover so that it can get into hard-to-reach places and crevices. Be careful not to go too thick! You could actually create a texture where you don’t want it.
Protect anything you don’t want painted
You will never regret the time you spent covering floors, furniture, and hardware before you begin a painting project. Don’t forget to remove or cover light switches and outlet covers, and try taping small plastic sandwich bags over your doorknobs to protect them.