Remodeling your home doesn't always have to be an expensive, inconvenient, and time consuming project. There are many effective and worthwhile home remodels that you can even do yourself. Often, starting off small is the best way to go, especially if you have a limited budget. Repainting the walls in your home is one of the best DIY projects because it is very affordable, but it still has a major impact on the look of your home. But if you're going to paint your own home, you need to be prepared so you can make the paint job a professional. This article will give you two helpful tips that will take your paint job to the next level.
Prep Like a Pro and Texture the Walls
Really, the key to any successful paint job is prep. When it comes down to it, actually getting paint onto your walls is easy. Whether you use a spraygun, paintbrushes, or rollers, paint application is simple and fast. However, if you are painting over a wall that has not been properly prepped, the new paint isn't going to look great, no matter how well the wall is painted.
The most important thing is to make your walls as uniform as possible before you paint over them. This means you should do all of the patching and retexturing before you do any priming or painting. The trickiest part of the job might be matching the old texture. But, do your best to get a perfect match. Take your time because your paint will look uneven and patchy if there are spots where the texture differentiates.
Always Use Primer
One way to help make your texture look more uniform is to prime your walls before painting. Primer is thick, so it will help the blend textures that are slightly different. Primer is also important because it protects your walls. It adds a vital layer to fight against staining, water damage, and discoloration. When you paint over a wall that has been evenly primed, the paint is bound to dry more evenly. Also, when your textured walls are primed, they don't require as much paint. Some people try to avoid priming because they think it is an extra, unnecessary step, but it is always a good idea to prime.
Priming and texturing your walls is is probably going to actually take longer than applying the paint, but it is well worth spending some extra time. Speak with a local home builder for more advice on painting your home.