DIY Painting and National Decorating Month

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April is National Decorating Month in the United States, and what better way to celebrate than by painting the interior or exterior of your home? Painting is a great way to update your home’s look, helps protect and maintain your home, and also brings you joy and increases pride in your home.
Of course, we suggest contracting with GP&D. Contact us today for a comprehensive and timely estimate for your painting project. Let’s Get Painting!
If you’re thinking about painting your home yourself this month or in the coming months, here are a few things to keep in mind:
  • Choose the right colors. When choosing colors for your home, it’s essential to consider the overall style of your home. If you have a traditional home, you might want to choose classic colors like white, cream, or beige. If you have a more modern home, you might want to choose bolder colors like blue, green, or purple.
  • Plan your project. Before you start painting, it’s essential to plan your project. Decide which rooms you want to paint and what colors you want to use. You should also list the supplies you’ll need, such as scrapers, patching material, sandpaper, caulking, paint, brushes, rollers, drop cloths, and masking supplies.
  • Prepare the area. Once you know what you’re going to do, it’s time to prepare the places you’re going to be painting. For interior painting projects, move furniture out of the room, if possible, and cover the furniture and floor with drop cloths and plastic sheeting. You may also want to cover any electrical outlets or light switches with painter’s tape. For exterior painting projects, the preparation of surfaces is the most important part. Scrape and sand to smooth flaking or chipping paint, caulk open joints, and spot prime raw areas.
  • Start painting! Now it’s time to start painting! Use a paintbrush and roller to apply the paint to the wall surfaces and trim surfaces. Depending on color selections and the number of colors, some areas or surfaces will paint before others. Start at the top and work your way down. Be sure to apply the paint evenly and in even coats. How many coats? It depends on color and the condition of the existing paint.
  • Let the paint dry. Once you’ve applied the paint, let it dry completely. This may take several hours, depending on the type of paint you’re using.
  • Once the paint is dry, you can enjoy your newly painted home! Sit back and admire your handiwork.
Here are a few tips for painting your home:
  • Use a good quality paintbrush. A good quality paintbrush will make the job easier and will give you a better finish.
  • Apply the paint in even, uniform coats. This will help to prevent drips and will give you a smoother finish.
  • Let the paint dry completely between coats. This will help to ensure that the paint bonds properly to the surface.
  • Use painter’s tape to protect the areas you don’t want to paint. This will help to prevent you from making mistakes.
  • Be patient. Painting a home is often a very time-consuming project, but it’s worth it in the end.
With these tips, you can easily paint your home and give it a fresh look. So what are you waiting for? Start painting today!
Here are a few more tips for painting your home during or after National Decorating Month:
  • Get inspired. Before you start painting, take some time to get inspired. Look at home décor magazines, browse our website’s blog for color ideas, or visit model homes to get ideas for colors and styles.
  • Color? Ask for help. If you’re unsure where to start with color selections, ask a home décor consultant. They can help you choose the right colors and styles for your home.
  • Be prepared – don’t make a mess. Painting can be messy, so be prepared to protect your floors, furniture, outdoor adjacent surface, and other surfaces that may get paint sprinkles.
  • Try to have fun! Painting your home is a great way to express your style and make your home more inviting. So relax, have fun, and enjoy the process.

And remember, we’re here to provide you a top-quality paint job that can ensure your painting project is completed correctly, and in a very timely fashion. If DIY is not part of your plans, schedule an estimate. Let’s Get Painting!

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