Preparing the house for painting takes more time, than actually painting the house. A lot of hard work and patience is required when preparing the house prior to painting. Here are some do it yourself tips and tricks that will help you in the job.
You also need to plan whether it will be first exterior and then interior, and if you are painting the interior first, then which room should take priority. It is a good idea to get the living room painted first, so that when the paint job is taking place in your bedroom or other rooms, everybody can stay in the living room, temporarily.
The last phase is to select the colors for the exteriors and interiors of your home. Choosing colors for exteriors is not difficult, as there are fewer options and 3-5 colors are generally used to paint exteriors. For house painting color ideas, use color samples or software that create painting simulations and help to select the right colors for your walls.
This will give you a good idea about the interior paint colors and ideas for individual rooms. Refer to interior paint reviews to select the best paints. Calculate the average house painting cost, cost of primers and sealers, and the finishes you will need for your walls.
Then remove all the furniture from the room. Things which can't be moved out of the room, should be covered with clean plastic sheets. Remove all the paintings or decorative hangings from the walls and ceilings.
Get rid of any tails, tags, or tape on the walls; and for electrical safety switch off all plugs and cover the electric plates. Gather your basic tools to clean the walls, like paint scraper, sandpaper, putty knife, wire brush, and a water pipe. Remove all the paint from the walls.
Make sure the primer or sealer you applied to the walls is dry. Then paint the walls with colors. After the paint dries, you can try some wall designing ideas.
Cover the areas which are not to be painted, like the trim of the house and windows. Cover the outdoor furniture, sideways, driveways, bushes, shrubs, and other things to protect them from dripping paint.
So, whenever you are getting ready for a makeover of your house follow these house painting ideas and the chore will become extremely easy.