As a homeowner, you may want to think about how you can make any given room in your home look better — and this extends even to rooms like your den.
One fine way that you can improve the look of your den is by giving it a new paint job — especially if it has been awhile since it has gotten one.
An important part of your painting project is going to come well before you even start the actual paintwork which is important is the making of a painting schedule first.
The reason that this is so important is that there will be quite a good amount of time that you’re going to be spending waiting for your surfaces to dry and so it’s a good idea to make sure that you have these times be when you’re not otherwise occupied, so to speak.
Before you start painting your den, it’s a good idea to be prepared with the right quantity (meaning not too much and certainly not too little) primer and paint – and we will review why primer is going to be an important part of the painting project later later on in this article.
To best do this you should look at measuring the surface that’s going to be painted and then use a basic paint calculator that can be found online and then use it to figure out approximately how much paint and primer you will need — and of course it’s okay to have a little too much but certainly not gallons more than you will need.
To say the least, having a dirty surface is not going to be good for your painting project.
To make sure that the painting project goes well, you should first make the time to fully clean the surfaces being painted and then allow time for said surfaces to dry.
You are always going to want to do your best to have a surface that’s smoother than not prior to applying primer and then your paint.
To start, you will want to take your clean surfaces and then use a couple of different kinds of sandpaper to sand the surface well so that it is as smooth as possible — and then of course removing the sanding dust that will come about from the sanding process.
Another thing that you can do if you want your painting project to go well is to make sure that you use primer as a coat prior to applying a coat of paint.
The benefit of making use of a coat of primer is that you will be adding a coat of something that will make the surface significantly more adhesive than if you were not to apply it.
There is much that can be said about the kinds of protective gear that you can wear while you are painting your den but at a minimum you should certainly wear goggles and some sort of protective face mask so that you aren’t going to breath in the dust you get from sanding, for example.
You may also want to make use of longer sleeved clothing so that you aren’t getting as much paint on your skin and let it be said that your clothing should be clothing you don’t mind getting covered in paint.
Lastly, you should remember the importance of taking care when you are choosing the color or the colors you will be using to paint your den.
Though of course the choice in your color will be up to you, it may be a good idea to look around and see the color of your furniture in order to determine what will be best for your walls.
Hiring a professional painting contractor like Aspen Painting is the guarantee of a flawless, durable, and high-quality paint job.
We have years of experience in cabinet and furniture painting with a long list of happy customers in Horsham, PA, Ambler, Dresher, Ft. Washington, and Blue Bell, PA.
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