Repainting your house

There are few things that you can do that will change the look of your house as much as painting it. The good news is that it does not take a lot of work to repaint. Certainly there is work involved but it is not nearly as involved as actually renovating. If you are going to paint your house there are a few things that you will want to keep in mind.

PaintingIf you are going to repaint your house the first thing that you are going to have to do is to determine the color that you want to use. There are all kinds of rules of thumb that you can use to help you decide which color each room should be however there is no reason to feel constrained by them. In general you can go with any color that you like, the rules of thumb are just there to help you to make sure that the room will look the way that you want it to.

It is best to do a little bit of research about the different colors that work well in different rooms so that you can make a good choice. To do this you will need to learn a little bit about complimentary colors. These are fairly easy to figure out if you use a color wheel which is something that you should always do when you are choosing colors for a room.

Once you have a good idea of what color you want the room to be it will be necessary to put some of it on the wall to see what it looks like. Paint samples will not really tell you much; you need to see it on the wall to know how it is going to look. Take the time before you commit to a particular color to try a few of them on the wall to see which one you like the best.

Once you have decided on the color that you want to go with you will need to decide on the type of paint. There are several different options and the right one will largely depend on the room that you are painting. For example flat paint works well in rooms that don't get a lot of traffic but can be a problem in places like the kitchen or the bathroom that are heavily used. In these rooms you will likely want to go with a semi-gloss paint.

The actual task of painting a room is not all that hard but it is more involved than just slapping on a coat of paint. In order to do it you will need to make sure that you take the time to do the necessary prep work. This involves sanding out any imperfections and then putting on some primer. Once the primer is on it will need to be sanded before you start actually painting.