Moving in Columbus to a new home soon? Often the first move upon acquiring your new home is redecorating to put your own style into your place; painting is an especially great way to do this! If you’ll be painting your new home soon, or just painting your current home to spruce the place up a bit, chances are you haven’t painted in a while. Painting is not too difficult, but one false move can turn a refreshing make-over for your home into a frustrating mess… literally!
When you head to your local paint supply store to gather materials for your project, obviously buckets of paint are going to be near the top of your list. Paint rollers and a few different sized brushes will surely be on the list as well along with paint trays so you can conveniently dip your rollers when you get started. Be sure to also include painting tape so that you can protect your ceilings, wall fixtures, and any other surfaces that you don’t want to accidentally paint on during your project. You’ll also want to protect your floors with drop cloths to prevent the inevitable drips of paint from ruining carpet or tiles. Before you hit the paint store, you’ll also want to have an idea of how much paint you’ll need. On average, one gallon of paint will cover about 400 square feet of wall, so keep this in mind when you’re picking out your supplies. Keep in mind that painting is a messy job, so pick out some appropriate clothing for the occasion!
If you have the freedom to do so, you’ll benefit greatly from painting your new home before you move your furniture in! Painting your new home is much easier job if you can do so while your place is empty. Hire your professional movers for a date after your painting project is done and you’ll avoid a bit of frustration. Plus, your new home will be completely ready for your household items to arrive which means you’ll have no problems settling in when all is said and done and it is time to relax! Good job!