Your home’s style depends on the size and the location of your property and your personal preference. Think about whether you want a vibrant look with cool colors or a more warm and neutral tone. Some common home styles include coastal, modern, colonial, and cottage. Identify your style and start choosing the rest of the elements of your home.
Hoffman advises prioritizing painting your kitchen, bathrooms, entryways and foyer. Purchase a sample can and paint a swatch of wall or a piece of cardboard that color to check if it works in the space. Observing how natural and artificial light plays on the color can help you narrow down which to use. .
Kitchens are typically on the easier spectrum of painting costs since much of the wall space is taken up by cabinets, appliances, and backsplashes. You can add a section or paint an entire wall in your kitchen with chalkboard paint. Want to learn more about how it works? Read all about chalkboard paint in our latest article.
Fresh paint can completely change the look of your house. In fact, it’s one of the most cost-effective remodeling jobs you can do, as long as you choose a painting contractor that specializes in quality hand painting. When deciding on a time to paint the house, be sure to choose carefully. Here’s how to determine the best time of year to paint the exterior of your house.
For maximum adhesion, you may want to apply two coats of primer over the surface.
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Work in the paint by brushing perpendicular to the grain, and then draw the brush in line with the grain to even and properly align the finish.
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“A fresh coat of paint in on-trend colors for a house is always going to look better than a dated color scheme with paint that is peeling, faded and worn,” says Norris. She advises picking neutral colors that will be current in the next five to 10 years. The exceptions are Victorian houses, historic properties and homes in tropical areas where brighter colors are the norm.
Most of the time, painting contractors will charge based on the square footage of the surface area they have to paint.
Apartment painting projects normally have lower square footage totals compared to entire homes.
Oh wow, this looks like SO much work! I guess I have been renting in big cities for so long and not painting myself. However, any time my family does they DIY – and it’s always a much better, more creative job than when they pay someone!! The whole house is your canvas =) Gerilyn Larsen February 25, 2015
I think this is a great post because it is so practical and something that everyone can benefit from. Hey Rita February 25, 2015
Awesome post! I just wanted to add a couple tips about cleaning brushes that might be helpful. If you’re painting and are coming back for second coats later the same day, you can put your brush in a ziplock bag to keep it from drying out while you’re taking a break. When cleaning your brushes, use Murphy Oil Soap, it really helps to get the paint off and is eco friendly. You can even soak brushes in it and clean them later on if you’re a giant procrastinator like I am 🙂 I love following your progress with this house and am so stoked to see the finished product! Cheers and have a great day! Alexandra February 25, 2015 Jill @ Champagne for Everyday February 25, 2015
Make sure you always paint corner-to-corner before stopping to take a break. Never stop in the middle of a wall as it will often show in your final product.