When you work as a house painter and wallpaper hanger most of the year, the work is pretty steady in the warmer months. However, if you work in the northern half of the U.S., you are out of work/laid off during the winter months. This is due to the nature of paint, its ability to dry during colder months, and the necessity for heat to help affix wallpaper. If you need cash in the winter (and who does not? Read More»
Painting the inside of your home is a fun and manageable DIY project. You can make any room look newer, cleaner, and more stylish just by applying a fresh coat of paint. However, painting does require a little bit of practice. If you want your paint job to look truly professional, you need to make sure your lines are clean and straight. This article explains how to get the best straight lines on drywall surfaces. Read More»
For many do-it-yourselfers, painting the interior of the home seems like an easy way to save money. After all, you can hang a picture over a mistake or hide it behind furniture, right? The truth of the matter is that even if you hide a mistake now, it can still make an appearance later. If you are planning to sell your home in the future, a bad paint job could be seen as a shoddy attempt at hiding something more sinister. Read More»
If you are looking to make a big difference in the look and feel of your home, you may be thinking about hiring a professional painter to come in and do an interior painting job. However, if you’re like many homeowners, you might be worried about how much it will cost. Luckily, following these tips can help you save money when hiring a painter.
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Repainting your walls is very popular and simple remodel, especially if you have textured drywall. Drywall is pretty easy to work with because it absorbs paint well. However, even a light drywall texture can make it a little hard to paint perfectly straight and clean lines. If you rely solely on painter’s tape, there is a very good chance that paint will seep underneath it. Or, if you try to do what professionals do and cut in (that is, freehand the line) the end result is bound to be wavy. Read More»
If you are going to paint your walls, you should probably repaint your ceilings as well. A fresh new coat of white paint on your ceilings can make your new wall color pop. Some people don’t realize just how faded or tinted their ceiling is until they apply a new coat. However, painting your ceiling can be much harder than painting the walls. The hardest part of the job is having to constantly crane your neck upwards while you try to paint. Read More»
Painting is a great DIY remodel project because it doesn’t require any expensive tools or training. That being said, your paint job is not going to look very good if you don’t learn how to properly paint the edges. This is the most technical and time-consuming part of the job, so you want to figure it out and practice before you start. This article explains how to get straight and clean paint lines. Read More»
Remove old, faded wallpaper from the walls in your office and add a couple coats of light-colored, washable paint to replace the paper by completing the following instructions. The fresh paint will help brighten your office surroundings and can easily be maintained with basic cleaning steps.
drop cloths scoring tool concentrated paper remover spray bottle warm water putty knife sponge with abrasive surface all-purpose cleaning agent lint-free cloths painter’s tape scissors interior primer mixing stick paint tray paint roller, frame, and handle narrow paintbrush interior paint (washable) Remove The Paper And Adhesive, Clean The Walls Read More»