How to Paint a Room After Moving

By Staff

Congratulations on your exciting move! After the moving companies have unloaded your stuff and the moving boxes are unpacked; it will be time to add some of your personal touch to your new home or apartment. One way to do so is by painting a room.

Painting can be a huge task, be it for a room, an apartment or a house. For perfect results, make sure all your furniture has been removed. Large furniture pieces can be draped with plastic sheets and maybe even kept in storage until you are done.

Here are some tips that will help you paint your room:

Choose Your Colors.
Browse home décor magazines and get color ideas. Spend time at home improvement stores and find out what colors suit your décor and personality. Get color chips and test them with your walls. People often test colors that look best in natural and artificial light, but often forget testing how they look on gray days. Strong colors such as reds, yellows and oranges, should be restricted for larger areas. On the other hand, the use of colors like greens, blues and violets will provide more volume for your room. You may also use several tints of the same shade if you are painting a small room.

Use Good-Quality Paints.
If you want your paint to last long, buy good quality paints. Modern paints are produced using technologies which make them last longer. There are several varieties of eco-friendly paints which come minus the fumes and lead, which is especially important when you have small children.

Use Good Equipment.
Along with good quality paint, you should also buy equipment that will help you apply it effortlessly. Buy brushes that have good quality bristles and don’t show up on your walls. Rollers must have a thick nap, which will help you cover your walls evenly. There are several other paint equipments which are required to paint your rooms.

Do Your Homework.

Jumping in with a paintbrush and pail of paint is not a good idea. It is important to take advice from professionals who are expert in this field. Sanding, trimming, polishing and peeling are very essential parts of the painting procedure. Filling holes with sealants and putty is extremely important as well. Cleansing is another aspect of painting.

Apply the Coats.
Two coats of your chosen shade must be applied. It may not be a compulsion if you have walls that are well primed. But if you want your pain to last long, make sure you apply the second coat. Do not rush with the second coat unless the first one has completely dried up.

Record Your Color.
Before you wash your hand off the painting job, make sure you have kept a record of the color and brand of the pain used. Keep record of the project commencement and end date. If you have chosen any branded equipments make sure you have also noted down their names, kinds and serial numbers. You must pain a small piece of mount board and keep it as a record. You can carry this mount board with you when you shop for matching accents and drapes.