Paint 101


Buyers like fresh Paint

Fresh paint on the interior and/or exterior is always a good idea. Painting is the cheapest upgrade you can make. Painting a  room a fresh neutral color helps tone down any dated finishes in the space. These days, the definition of neutral extends way beyond beige, from warm tans and honeys to soft blue-greens. Use warm camel, beige, gray and warm whites to unify and enlarge the rooms. You can paint just an accent wall to draw attention to a dramatic fireplace or a lovely set of windows. If you have built-in bookcases or niches, experiment with painting the insides a color that will make them pop like, a soft sage green. To make a room appear to be bigger than it is, paint it the same color as the adjacent room. If you have a small kitchen and dining room, a seamless look will make both rooms feel like one big space. If you want to create the illusion of more space, paint the walls the same color as your drapery. It will give you a seamless and sophisticated look.

Val’s Tips

If you have a lot of painting to do I would suggest that you buy a 5 gallon bucket with a paint screen. If you have just a little painting a paint tray will do just fine. If you use the bucket method just dunk your roller in the bucket, DO NOT drown the roller. A little goes a long way. Run the roller over the screen to remove excess paint.

  • If you use a paint tray put a garbage bag over the tray before pouring in the paint. This will help with clean up. just toss the bag and the tray needs to be cleaned up.
  • Buy a roller with an extended handle, less time on a ladder.
  • Use a drop cloth to protect your floors.
  • Use painters tape to tape off the window,door wood work and the ceiling.
  • If you can not do the job in one day remember to wrap your roll in aluminum foil and place in the freezer. Remove from the freezer about 2 hour before using.

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