Whether you’re a painting PRO or simply ‘ready to roll,’ tackling an interior paint project can be a great way to beat the heat during these long summer days. By following a few simple steps, you’ll be able to prime your space and paint to perfection!
Choosing the perfect color for your room project has never been easier. All the biggest names in home improvement offer color selection tools like Lowe’s Color Studio and even the new ‘Project Color’ app by The Home Depot, available on iTunes. DIY professionals this season are recommending big and bold, so when the only person to please is yourself, choose a color that compliments you the most!
Once you’ve picked your paint, arm yourself with all the necessary tools to tackle the job. You’ll need everything from brushes to rollers, painters’ tape and even surface protection. While most will remember to calculate how many gallons of paint will be needed, many will forget that measuring to protect what you don’t want painted can be just as important!
Painter’s grade Blue Tape, with its medium tack adhesive, will not leave a sticky residue and is perfect for clean removal when exposed to direct or indirect sunlight. So whether you want a clean line to mark off the ceiling or need to protect trim, calculate how many rolls of Blue Tape you’ll need. Most common rolls of Blue Tape are sixty yards in length.
With the furniture moved, room properly taped and your surface protection in place, you’re ready to clean your walls! Remove dust, dirt and grease with water, a little dishwashing soap and a sponge. Rinse with clean water, let the walls air dry and you are ready to begin.
You’ve chosen your color, calculated how much paint you need, purchased your tools and protected your surfaces, so you’re ready to make this Summer paint project a breeze!