If you are getting ready to paint some walls on the the inside of your home, then you have a lot of work ahead of you. The last thing you want is to make some small mistake that could end up costing you a lot of time and money in the long run. To help prevent those small mistakes from happening, here are some tips to keep in mind:
Temper Your Expectations
Before you go out and buy a dozen gallons of your favorite color, you need to take it slow and test the waters. Samples at the store can be a little deceiving, so you want to ideally start off with a quart or so of the color in question. Try a bit out on a disposable scrap of rigid material and check how it fits into each room that you are going to paint. Examining the color in your home, both up close and from a distance, can really help you decide what fits best.
Once you do decide to commit to a color, remember that you only need one gallon for every 350–400 square feet. Of course, this number can fluctuate a little depending on the texture of your walls.
Safety First When Covering Floors
You probably want to protect your floors during the painting process, but you should be careful about covering the floor in plastic or other such materials. This can make the floor very slippery, and very dangerous as a result. Instead, use old cloth and rags to cover the floor, which will give you a lot more traction at the same level of protection.
Clean Brushes Immediately After Use
If you don't get that excess paint off the brush as soon as you finish for the day, then it will dry and become incredibly difficult to remove. As long as you clean the brush right after you finish, all you need is soap and water. If you wait until the paint dries on the brush, then you will likely need specialized solvents.
If you use a septic system, then make sure that this paint does not enter your septic system. It can build up in the tank and even kill off the helpful bacteria there, which will reduce the effectiveness of your system. If you are on the public sewer grid, then you don't have to really worry about such things. In small quantities, it is safe to rinse paint down the drain.
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16 September 2015
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