Your house should be a place where you feel comfortable and happy, especially now that COVID-19 has made it necessary for people to stay home more often. Some basic home remodeling can make your house more inviting than ever. A vibrant new coat of paint is the simplest way to remodel your house. It's easy enough to repaint your home over the course of a few weekends, but first, you need some basic supplies. Here are three tips on picking out what you need at a local paint store:
1. Decide if you need interior or exterior paint.
Hardware stores sell paint for all types of applications. You can find paint for indoor and outdoor applications. Before selecting a base for your paint, decide if you need interior or exterior paint. Exterior paint is durable. It is weatherproof and resistant to ultraviolet light. Exterior paint will avoid fading or flaking when exposed to the sun, rain, and snow outside your house. Interior paint addresses other concerns. You can find varieties of interior paint that are smudge-resistant. Smudge-resistant paint is very helpful for families with kids and pets who may dirty the wall on a regular basis.
2. Take pictures of the area you plan to paint.
When you buy paint from a paint store, the color will be mixed for you onsite. Before you make your color selection, you'll have the chance to look at paint chips that model the various colors available. Remember that whatever color you choose will look different in your house due to the surrounding color scheme of your furniture, flooring, and interior decor. Choose a color that matches the rest of your home by bringing pictures with you to the paint store. Snap photos of the area you plan to paint and use them as your guide.
3. Purchase the painting tools and accessories you need.
Once you have all the paint you need for your remodeling project, you'll need to purchase some tools as well. Paint rollers are the ideal way to apply paint to large surfaces, such as walls. You should also purchase some paintbrushes for use in tight spaces. Painting around doors and windows is easier with a small, handheld paintbrush. Don't forget to buy tarps or plastic sheeting to protect your floor. You will also need painter's tape to mask decorative trim and other areas you do not want to paint.