Tip # 1: How to Choose the Right Paint Color and Sheen for your Room
Choosing the right paint color can seem overwhelming. But you do not need to hire a designer in order to choose the right paint color and sheen. A good place to start is by gathering inspiration online! Hometalk DIY Forums, Pinterest and other DIY blogs are a great way to see what colors and styles pique your interest. Not to mention, popular paint companies such as Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore offer a massive amount of information and color choices on their website. Sometimes you can find inspiration from other places too, like artwork and other accessories such as rugs. Pull a favorite color out of these items to tie a whole room together.
First, let’s talk about paint tools: In order to paint a room efficiently and correctly, you need the right tools for the job. Be sure to have the following paint tools handy: paint, paint roller, extension pole, sandpaper, painter’s shield or putty knife, drop cloths and paint rags, angled paintbrush, paint tray or paint cup and painter’s tape. Also, keep in mind that a sturdy step ladder or stool will go a long way. It will make those hard to reach corners and ceilings that much easier to tackle. Try to keep the room as well ventilated as possible while you are painting. Paint will take longer to dry if it’s a rainy, damp day, so you might want to keep a fan blowing in the room while you are painting.