Start Working on Your List of Painting Resolutions 

By: Five Star Painting - Bob Domino 

Like many homeowners, over time, you start to notice little annoying things about the paint in your home, which comes from normal wear-and- tear. The kitchen or bathrooms may need a bit of touch-up paint due to moisture, cooking and other elements. Scuff, small dents and holes begin appearing in in the hallway wall or the once vibrant color in the bedroom has faded.

At this time of year, when many people create resolutions for a variety of reasons, such as eat healthier, lose weight, stop smoking, or get more exercise, you can make paint project resolutions to create the vision you prefer of your home. Updating your home with popular rich paint colors gives spaces a crisp clean look. Painting provides the easiest and most affordable way to transform your living environment, create a look you will love and add real value for years to come.

Here are some considerations to help you set up your painting project resolutions for success.

Make a Painting Resolutions List

Whether you plan to tackle these projects yourself or hire a professional painting service, take the time to do some advance planning. Ask yourself why you want to paint and compare where is your existing home is versus your wants. Get some design and colors inspirations by looking through magazines, watching home improvement TV shows or surfing Pinterest and other websites. Write down what what type of painting ( interior or exterior) projects you would like to complete. Divide the projects by categories like rooms, walls and ceiling, doors and windows, trim, etc. Some factors you will need to consider include:

  • Budget
  • Season
  • Timeline
  • Weather
  • Family/work obligations

Prioritize the various projects by your wants/needs, budget and overall importance. Consider the impact of each project on your household, including the need to move or store furniture, or if someone may need to stay home during the span of project, if you intend to hire professional painters.

Do-It-Yourself Paint Projects

For do-it-your-self painting projects, make sure that you enjoy the journey and do not become overwhelmed by the size of your paint project list. Remember, you do not have to complete these tasks over a couple of weekends or even this year. Work through the list by components (i.e. front entrance door), section or room until you have completed all of your projects. Carefully decide how much time you will need to invest into each project, including preparation and clean up.

Focus on painting one room at a time. Resist any temptation to “paint the hallway because it’s "small." Save yourself enough time to complete the project, which includes replacing cover plates on electrical outlets/switches and moving furniture and accessories back into place. Do not take on more projects than you can handle.

When to Hire Professional Painters

Even small painting projects can seem rather simple, but they too require proper preparation, execution and skills if you want to obtain vibrant and long-lasting results. You may possess the skills necessary to achieve professional results, but your best option for the successful completion of certain paint projects might be to hire an expert. For example, if you plan to freshen up the exterior of your home, a painting services company can ensure proper surface preparation and recommend products that has aesthetic appeal and longevity for your home. In addition, professional painters have the tools and equipment necessary to perform the job faster and safely.

With a focus on quality and customer satisfaction, Five Star Painting specializes in interior and exterior paint for both residential and commercial customers Contact us today for a free estimate.

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