Over a number of months and years, your home and the paintwork within your home will deal with a lot. The paintwork and the walls will be subjected to scuffs, chips, and dirt. When your walls look lackluster, and when you feel that whole house redecoration is the only way forward, what do you start with? What do you need to focus on? Redecorating is a fun process, but it is not always a quick process to undertake. So, how can you make the whole ordeal that little bit easier on yourself?
Preparation Is Key
Before you dig out the paint and the roller, take a step back. Preparation when painting and redecorating is a crucial step that often gets overlooked. To prepare your walls and other surfaces ready for painting, they need to be washed, sanded, and fully dry. Even if you are only going over with wallpaper, you will want time to prepare your surfaces to ensure the best possible results. Taking a few days to prepare surfaces, strip off old wallpaper, and even lightly sand the areas you will be painting will be beneficial to your redecoration efforts.
Using a High-Quality Paint
When you are redecorating within your home, and you are using paint, it pays to use a high-quality brand. Cheaper paint is thinner and not easy to maintain over a long period because it is more difficult to wash. Paint that is of high quality will be easier and quicker to apply, it will dry quicker, and it will be easier to wash and keep clean.
Getting Your Family Involved
Getting your whole family, and possibly even your extended family, into your home to help you redecorate is the perfect excuse for a get-together. Trying to tackle a redecoration project on your own when you are trying to juggle other things will leave you feeling stressed, and when you are stressed, you will not be able to redecorate very easily. Getting family involved will speed up the whole redecoration process and make it a lot more enjoyable too.
Protecting Your Newly Redecorated Walls
Once you have redecorated, you need to make sure that your walls stay free from chips and damage wherever possible. The corners of walls are extremely easy to damage, even if only by accident. Using corner guards for walls will help prevent damage from occurring and will keep your walls looking fresh, clean, and like new. Without protection and without care, your walls will risk being grubby, chipped, or damaged just as quickly as they were redecorated.
The Tools You Use Are Important
Good quality tools such as paint brushes and rollers are just as important to use and buy as the paint is. Cheap tools will be difficult to use, and they will not last as long as you need them to, which will be frustrating. Cheaper tools, such as poor paintbrushes or rollers, will also leave behind debris in the paint, which will leave walls and other surfaces looking poor.