Do It Yourself Painting Tips
Last time Larry talked about paint, but now comes the best part, the painting! It doesn’t have to be hard, and anyone can do it. Here are some of my tips for getting a great paint job – by doing it yourself!
There are plenty of sites that offer how-to’s on painting, but here are some of the basic ideas with my tips that I have used on my many painting projects.
Most of the difficult and tedious part of painting is the prep work, and about 75 percent of your time will be spent doing this.
Patch holes and cracks with a filler product, sand lightly when dry; home centers or paint stores have knowledgeable personnel to guide you to the best products for the job
Remove light switch and outlet covers and any hardware or light fixtures that you can, replace the screws in the outlet if you have a tendency to lose things, then tape over what is left on the wall
If you can’t remove something, cover it with plastic bags or plastic wrap and tape edges
Sand or clean areas to be painted; any old dirt, grime, flaking paint, dust or debris left on the wall could cause your new paint to peel
Tape all door and window trims and baseboards; this keeps goofs from getting on the trim
Cover the floor with a plastic or canvas drop cloth
Now For The FUN Part - Painting!
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