House painting is a necessary task you’ll have to prepare for financially. Whether you are looking to paint the wall in your living room or want to completely redecorate your bedroom, it will cost you some money.
Paint jobs can be done by yourself if you have enough time and patience. If you don’t do it properly, hiring professional painters may prove to be less costly in the long run. In this article, we will discuss some different ways to save on house painting costs.
Think about it—the money you’ll save can be spent on that matching home decor or wall painting for sale at a local store, perhaps a day out with your family or additional budget for another home renovation job!
- Clean the area – Painters do their job better if the room is clean and free of clutter. Make sure to prepare everything in order for it to be painted properly. Remove all of your furniture from the area and lay down drop cloths over any belongings that cannot get paint on them. If there are decorative pieces hanging on the wall, be sure to put them down in advance.
- Wet the walls – It is important to wet the surface before starting work. When applying two coats of primer followed by one coat of finish paint, having wet surfaces can save hours upon hours worth of time spent waiting around.
- Repair any damage – If there is a crack or hole that has appeared in the wall, you should patch this up before applying any paint. This ensures an even and smooth surface for the new coat of paint.
- Clean up any spills – When applying paint to a wall or ceiling, make sure to clean up spills as quickly as possible. If the paint dries before it is cleaned off, this can leave an unsightly mark, which will take extra time and products to repair!
If possible, try to purchase all of your painting materials from one supplier as they may have different deals at specific times throughout the year.
Should you use water-based or oil-based paint? A lot of homeowners tend to ask themselves whether they should use water-based paints or oil-based paints when redecorating their home. The answer depends on the type of surface that is being painted.
Oil-based paints are more durable, but they take longer to dry and require a lot of ventilation due to potentially harmful fumes, which are emitted during application.
With these tips, you will have a new paint job that not only looks great but is also affordable. If you’re looking for more information on how to save money when it comes time to do your next house painting project, be sure to check out our blog. If you still have any questions, reach out to us and we will be more than happy to address your concerns.
Until then, have fun painting and redecorating your house!