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Making a change in our homes can be a quick, small endeavor or a huge undertaking depending on just what we plan on doing. One of the most common ways that those changes are implemented is through painting your home.
This can be done by changing the color of a room or even painting the exterior of your home. The key is to know where you want to make the biggest changes. Many want to know: can I paint my house myself?
The answer to that isn’t so simple. If you are painting the interior of your home, you can likely get away with doing it yourself. A single room doesn’t require a whole lot of time or much in the way of supplies, making it easier to do yourself.
Painting the exterior of your home can be much more difficult. If you are undertaking the outside of the house, it might be more prudent and effective to call in a professional to do it for you.
Painting the Interior
But let’s say that you are working on the interior of your home. In that case, it is more than possible for you to paint yourself. Sure, calling in a professional would be ideal but not everyone has the money for a professional service.
There are a few things to keep in mind when doing any painting project on your own. The first is to take your time and be careful. Paint can get everywhere and cause quite a mess. Taking your time allows you to focus on the smallest of details and ensure your accuracy.
Planning is the key to success here. Know every step of the process and how you plan to tackle each. This starts with your supplies. Get everything you will need to ensure that you won’t run out of paint or materials in the middle of the process.
The next step is to make sure that you have covered the area thoroughly. If you have any furniture, try to move it out of the room. This will protect it from getting paint on it and will allow you to maximize the amount of space that you have to move around.
The final step is to ensure that you take your time to allow for maximum coverage. One of the worst things that happens in DIY painting situations is that spots are missed or sloppily applied. Save yourself some trouble and ensure that you are painting with the utmost accuracy.
Painting your home is entirely possible and not something that takes a ton of skill or money. Getting the proper supplies, taking the proper precautions, and ensuring that you cover each spot of the wall accurately will ensure a job well done.
If you can’t afford to hire a professional, taking on a DIY project is certainly within the realm of possibility. Being able to take on a project yourself can save you money and invigorate your house.
Jeff Sommers is a vibrant and experienced professional, having been at the helm of ESP Painting, Inc. for 27 remarkable years. As President, he has become an esteemed leader in the Commercial & Residential Construction industry in Oregon, United States. His experience has seen him gain valuable insight and knowledge, making him an invaluable asset to ESP Painting and its customers. With a bubbly personality and upbeat attitude, Jeff always looks ahead to the future as he continues his leadership journey toward success.