Painting and decorating your own home
If you are looking to move to a new house or want to renovate your existing one, the first thing you will need to think about is the decor and how to update it to your personal taste. While it may be tempting to hire a professional to do it if you have never painted or hung walpaper before, it will cost you a lot of money. Painting and decorating your own house allows you to experiment with something new and will help you save hundreds of pounds.
A fresh coat of paint and a couple of rolls of stunning wallpaper can entirely change the personality of your home. However, before you start your project, there are a few things that you will need to figure out such as the amount of paint you will need, if wallpapering then how many rolls, the tools for the task, choose the color, style and much more. While there are lots of things to choose, it does not necessarily have to be daunting. With proper planning, the project will only be a great experience for you.
One of the most important considerations will be the style for the room or the house. This will depend on your personal preference as well as the rooms or areas that you want to update. The next important thing to consider is the amount of materials such as paint, paper, curtains/blinds, floor coverings, etc. that you will need to finish the job. You will have to decide upon the tools and the accessories that will help you accomplish the task. Many DIY shops also provide hiring service for DIY paint jobs and is a great way to save money.
Remember to have some old clothes to wear as accidents happen and paint might splatter on you when you work. Once the painting is finished, you will have to start cleaning up. Clean your tools in water or turps (white spirit or white spirit substitute).
Ensure that you give ample time for the paint to dry before you start arranging the furniture. If you have some painting supplies left, you can save them for touching up if any accidents or future wear and tear in the near future.
I hope this article got you thinking about whether to paint and decorate your own home. Or just drop us a line and we can help you out.
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