Do you have the mentality of a do-it-yourselfer?
Know Your Paint Finishes - Before you begin painting you should be aware of what you need from your paint. Flat paint will do a great job of hiding imperfections, but will damage easily. High-gloss can enhance imperfections in your wall, but is very durable and easy to clean. Sitting in the middle is eggshell paint.
Don’t Be Afraid of Color - This is more for decor, but is still very important. Don’t choose white, because you're afraid that color is going to big.
Take Advantage of Samples - If you are interested in a color, don’t be afraid to try a small sample on the wall before committing. Better find out how you’re feeling then as opposed to later.
Spend Some Time Preparing - Of course you will have to pick up the necessary materials as a part of your preparation for paint. However, there are other important things you need to do. You must clear the walls of any dust or debris, in addition to filling any holes from pictures, shelves, etc. Even the small holes must be filled.
First Cut Your Line - Before you begin rolling, cut a line in the corners and edges with a brush. It will make your life easier...way easier….
You Mix More Than One Can - Contrary to popular belief, even those high-tech computers and machines that give you the perfect color cannot make every can of paint exactly the same. So if you have two cans of the same color, chances are there is a slight variation. Mix them together to assure that you don’t notice this variation.
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