Painting is probably the most common home improvement project. This is because it is inexpensive, takes little effort, and makes a huge difference. Unless you are good at boring, repetitive tasks, you will enjoy the tips that help you make this job more enjoyable.
Unless you spill paint everywhere, there really is no way to make paint look terrible. A good dose of loud music can definitely liven up this arduous task. Anything with a good beat can help you keep moving and make the time fly by. While it may not be a pro-approved method, don't be afraid to make your painting a little more "artistic" in nature. You can always roll over it while the paint is still wet to hide your masterpiece.
Turn your painting job into an opportunity to throw a social gathering. Bribing your buddies with food and beverages is usually enough to get them into their grubby clothes and into your living room. Be sure to cultivate a relaxed atmosphere. You aren't paying them, so you can't demand a high level of productivity. If all goes well you will finish the job quicker and you can get on with hanging out. At worst, you'll at least have had a good time and you have at least made some progress.
Save yourself a headache later and properly prepare the room for the job. Only use paint specifically designed for painting. The glues are easy to remove without leaving residue and will help keep paint from seeping underneath to soil your straight lines. Drop cloths can keep you from having to scrape paint off your hard wood floors, and of course, paint is almost impossible to remove from carpet. Heavy cloth can be cleaned and reused, whereas plastic drop cloths can simply be disposed of when you are done.
Remember having to change into your play clothes when you got home from school? You may not have understood then, but you should now. Paint doesn't come out of fabric, so don't waste money by risking getting paint on clothes you want to keep. This is a great excuse to send out clothes that you just don't like with a bang. Now that they are ruined you can toss them guilt free.
Try to save your paint job for a job when you are in a decent mood. While this is an easy task, if your attitude is poor it will seem to take forever. Make sure that you are in a good mood before you get going. Call over a friend or two if you are having difficulty. Being able to look forward to going out for the night will help make the task easier to accomplish. A pleasant atmosphere makes any job seem easier.
Paint is an time-tested method to make your home look great for less. Use the advice in this article to make your painting task easier to finish. You can even use some of these techniques to help you with other projects you find difficult to finish.