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Making Smarter Design Decisions

When you decide to renovate your home, you might be tempted to head to the design showroom and pick out all of your favorite things. Unfortunately, that shade of green you adore now might not be your favorite six months from now. I have spent a lot of time and money designing my own home, and I know how easy it can be to make a few expensive mistakes. That is one of the reasons I decided to create a website dedicated to helping other people make smarter design decisions. By reading these articles, you might be able to create a beautiful, luxurious space.


Trying To Take On A DIY Painting Job At Your Business? Follow These Tips

Are you planning on giving your business a fresh coat of paint, but trying to do it on a budget? You may be tempted to try taking on this job on your own. Here are some DIY painting tips to help you get the job done successfully.

Preparation Tips

Everything starts with making sure that you have done the proper preparation, and that starts with buying enough paint. The paint cans will tell you how many square feet worth of coverage the paint will provide, but it's important not to buy the exact amount of paint you need if you don't want to run out. Once you've figured out the square footage and how many cans of paint you need, buy about 10% more than you need. You can always leave these paint cans unopened and return them if they are not needed, but you'll have the same type of paint ready to go if you need it.

While you are purchasing tools and materials, purchase a large 5-gallon bucket to mix the paint in so that it is consistent in color. While all paint cans should be the same color, mixing them together will help ensure that there is no slight variation in color.

Painting Tips

It is important that you paint a room in the right order, which means working from the top down. Start with the ceilings, then paint the walls, and finish by painting the trim. This helps you fix mistakes if paint drips onto a surface below where you are working. 

If your project is going to take several days to complete, you'll need to save all of those brushes for later. However, you do not need to clean them all at the end of the day. You can actually store brushes and rollers with paint on them in a plastic bag and then put the bag in your refrigerator. This helps keep the brushes moist and prevents the paint from drying. You won't have to go through the tedious process of cleaning your brushes and rollers, just for them to get paint on them again the next day.

Are you a bit uncomfortable with taking on a large painting job for your business? Hire a commercial painting contractor to handle it all for you. They'll not only do a great job at getting the job done right, but you can use that time to focus on your business instead. 

To learn more about commercial painting, contact professional painters in your area.