Three Painting Tips for the Three-day Weekend

Three day weekends are the perfect excuse to get a head start on a home project, fix odds and ends or just freshen up a coat of paint somewhere in your home.  These three tips will make painting fun and easy.

1. Pair and Sample Colours : Make sure to sample and pair before your actual painting day. This will save you a lot of time, effort and heartbreak. Knowing what colours you like and which ones will look good on the walls is very important. Lay out your colour chips on the floor to see which colours complement your flooring. Also consider purchasing sample paint and swatching it on the walls, see if you like it and it looks good. Living with the colour on the wall is a great way to see if you like the colour and if it will suit the space.

pro paint tips for a three day weekend
2. Measure the Right Amount : You have settled on your colour choice but now the question is how much paint will you need to purchase. You don’t want to buy too much or too little. A little tip is that if you are going to use more than one gallon of paint, it is a good idea to mix the cans together. Often there can be a colour discrepancy between the cans and this will allow for a more flawless finish. Also check out this handy paint calculator to help you get the perfect amount of paint.

pro paint tips for a three day weekend
3. Know What Your Going to Do : Make sure you have everything planned out and prepared. Have your walls taped and prepared, this will make it easier and faster for you to get the painting done. Having a plan of what you need to do always makes it easier for you to get the job finished and enjoy your new space.