Guest Room Painting Mistakes Not To Make in Unionville, PA
In having a guest room, you are looking at a room that may not be used too often — unless of course you regularly do have guests in your guest room, which is in itself a good thing but might mean that it’s worth making sure that it looks as good as possible on a somewhat regular basis.
There are a lot of things that we can do to make sure that the room looks good including keeping it clean and periodically having a look at the walls and ceiling to make sure that your most recent paintwork isn’t faded to the point that it just doesn’t look aesthetically pleasing anymore.
When you’re looking to paint your guest room, you should make sure that you watch out for certain key mistakes that could very well derail your painting project and possibly make it cost a bit more than anticipated – and just think, by avoiding these kinds of mistakes, your budget will be a bit better off.
Let’s have a look at some guest room painting mistakes not to make in Unionville, PA
1. Using The Wrong Kind Of Paint
One mistake that a lot of people will make when they are looking to paint their guest room is that they’re sometimes likely to use the wrong kind of paint.
If this is your first foray into the world of painting in and around your home you may be mystified by the idea that there can be such a thing as a wrong kind of paint — after all, if you buy it in a paint store, it’s the right kind of paint, right?
This is not so – there are paints that are better for being used on the inside of your home versus the outside of your home, and even when you get to the inside of your home you need to think about how glossy or flat (not shiny, that is) you want your surface to be – bearing in mind that the glossier the paint ends up being, the easier it ultimately is going to be.
2. Not Removing Any Furniture
If you are going to be painting just about any room on the interior of your home, you need to think about how you will be maneuvering around the room, and the easiest way to ensure that you will be able to get around the room with ease is to remove as much of the furniture as possible.
Though of course, it’s true that some of your furniture is going to be a bit harder to remove, in the end, you’re going to find it well worth it when you don’t find yourself tripping over the furniture itself or even possibly getting paint on the furniture, which you can probably imagine is a lot more difficult and in some cases quite more impossible to correct than trying to get some or all of your furniture out of the room.
3. Not Protecting Anything From Paint
You are likely going to be spending a good amount of time in the guest room painting the walls and possibly the ceiling, and it’s possible that the last thing you’re going to want to think about is doing anything that’s going to take up any more of your time but you absolutely need to protect all of the surfaces that aren’t being painted before you start.
Put it this way – it takes a lot less time to protect surfaces from paint than to try to find the time to remove the paint that accidentally got places it didn’t belong.
4. Shaking Your Paint
Lastly – and bear in mind that there are plenty of other mistakes that can be made – remember to never shake your paint can as though you were a paint shaker at the paint store.
Though the machines at the store are quite good at shaking the paint, all you will do by shaking it is introduce bubbles in the paint, which will inevitably get on your walls — stir, don’t shake.