Tips for Professional Painting

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Do you ever want to redecorate but cannot think of any inexpensive ideas? Applying wall paper, changing lighting fixtures and painting are a few of many inexpensive decorating processes. Painting is one of the simplest choices that can look like it was completed by a professional if done properly. A homeowner can dramatically change the appearance of a room by merely changing the color. Painting consists of just three uncomplicated steps: choosing the color(s), preparing the walls and painting techniques. There is more to painting a room than just picking a “favorite” color. Professionals use a focal point of their decorating to choose their color(s) from. They then use a color equation of three colors. They make a use of 60% primary color, 30% secondary color and 10% accent color. The primary color is the base/main color used on the walls. The secondary color is used on trim and/or fabrics through the room. The accent color is used for accessories through the room. Once the room is emptied, the walls should be examined for any repair needed. Any small, raised areas found are usually nail heads to be struck back into the wall. Small holes, hammered or scratched area are then filled with spackling to even the wall appearance. Once dried, the spackling is lightly sanded to smooth any rough edges. Then the trim is taped to decrease any paint disasters where they aren’t wanted. Next, a coat of primer is painted on the wall to stop any odors, stains or previous colors from disturbing the new color. Once all the work is complete, the new color(s) and/or painting technique(s) can be done. Color washing, striping and brushed pearl are a few techniques used to add texture to the walls. Painting begins by using a two inch paint brush to paint the perimeter of all walls and windows. Then use a roller to fill the unpainted areas. A second coat should be applied after the

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