We seem to be fixated on extensions, basement conversions, and other projects that allegedly deliver a lucrative yield in terms of open market value and “sellability.” You don’t have to find a leprechaun’s pot of gold or the riches of King Solomon just to reinterpret your building and hoist its appraisal value.
A high-grade painting project is the mother of all renovations.
A recent HomeGain study showed that comprehensive interior paint jobs come with a 107% yield and the typical top-to-bottom makeover runs less than $980 – a workable sum for both the biggest and smallest of budgets. But, being able to cogently complete a stunning paint project comes down to two very specific concepts: your technique and the theme.
Honing in on a Proper Theme
The great thing about repainting your home is that you can sagaciously coordinate your décor, furniture, and other components with harmonized colors and transitions, but you have to duplicate the approach of acclaimed decorating veterans:
- Select your favorite décor articles – such as throw pillows, wall décor, and tabletop elements – and then highlight a congruous color that appears frequently.
- Then, once you have the primary color in mind, you’ll want at least two different shades of the hue so that you can color coordinate the walls, moldings, and trims.
- The secret here is to have the duskiest colors near the floor, medium-bright paints on the walls, and the lightest varnishes on the ceiling and edgings.
If you employ this scheme, you’ll essentially transmute the chamber into a representation of what you see outdoors. When you look at the ground, you’ll perceive the darkest colors in nature, such as dirt and cement. When you look straight ahead at eye level, you can view slightly lighter colors in vegetation, manmade structures, and the horizon. Then, if you stare straight up you’ll obviously find the luminescent sky, which is why your ceiling should always be the perkiest shade.
Utilizing Professional-Grade Procedures
Your theme might adapt and adjust as you trudge through the idea phase, but, in any event, you’ll want to exploit the following measures once you’re ready to commence:
- Preparation will be your saving grace. Using old fabrics on your floors, securing doorknobs with plastic baggies, and detaching wall fixtures are all fundamental tasks.
- Excessive moisture in the air will delay the drying process and encourage dripping, so avoid painting on overly humid days or invest in a powerful dehumidifier.
- Inspect the room and pinpoint chipped spots, as well as areas that seem to be greasy. The chipping paint has to be lightly sanded and the oily sections should be wiped down with a damp cloth. Your fresh coat necessitates a sanitized, sediment-free surface for steadfast adhesion.
- Don’t be parsimonious with your selection of tools and materials. Always opt for paints with high levels of combined solids; brushes with natural bristles; and drip stopping painter’s tape. You might have to pay a marginal premium, but it will be worth it in the end.
- Irrespective of your coverage necessities, you should combine all of your like-colored gallons of paint into a standalone vessel and mix it fully. This will ensure that every stroke of your brush will be homogenous and stable from start to finish.
It might seem like a tall task and an imposing project, but if you take your time, consult with a professional, and employ a sequential approach, you’ll bypass the usual glitches.
Ray is an inspiring leader with a strong work ethic stemming from his exemplary upbringing in a caring and loving family environment. His parents modeled the importance of integrity and hard work to him and his siblings, values which Ray now instills in his teenage daughter. As the owner of Aspen Painting & Wallcovering, Inc., he leads by example by expecting nothing but the best from himself and his employees. His primary goal is to provide superior service and quality craftsmanship to each of his clients so that they become enthusiastic ambassadors for the company. Ray is a passionate team player who always strives to exceed expectations.