Whenever somebody wants to make their old walls look new they need to do a full paint job. Sometimes people will hire professionals and let them do all the work, but other times people will try and do it themselves. We encourage everyone that likes to learn new things and when they want to create something with their own hands. For people that have this crazy craving to constantly do everything themselves, we have some tips on how you can customize your house to refurbish your walls so they would look good as new. With our tips, you will have new walls in no time.
Roll the full height of the wall when you paint
Whenever you decide to paint the walls using a roller you have to roll it on the full height of the wall. If you do it just half way the paint marks will be visible. Even if you are re-applying the paint coat the second or third time do it the full length. That will leave no lines.
Mix all the cans in a big bucket
When you start painting a room the worst thing that can happen is that you run out of paint and then you have to make a new batch. This can create different shades of that paint and can reflect badly on your wall. Mix all the paint in one big bucket so your paint job does not look like it was done by 10 different people.
Cut the tape only 24 hours after the paint job
Cutting the tape too late can be bad since the glue in the tape can get stuck on the wall, but cutting it too early can take a few paint chunks with it. The perfect time is around 24hours later, cut it then and you will be exposed to the minimal risk of ruining the paint job with your tape removal.
Paint the corners, trims, and edges first
When you paint, you have to do the small things first and then the whole walls. This is important because you don’t want your corners, edges and other hard to reach places to have a different coating line or for paint to drip from those places to the bigger areas. Paint them first and then move to the bigger parts of the wall where you can paint whole areas in minutes.
Clean the dirty surface on the wall
If you want your paint job to look good but the walls are just too dirty, it’s smart to first remove the grime and other stains off the wall. If you leave the stains the paint will attach itself to the stain, not to the wall. And later it can either show different coloring or it can fall off easier. Clean the surface of the wall if you want a good paint job.
When we talk about change everyone thinks it’s about changing your habits or moving to another place. The thing is even though you can move to another place the feelings that we carry with us don’t have to change. That can be good in certain situations and bad in others.
If, however, you want to make a change in your life only you don’t know where to start, we have a suggestion for you. Start with your walls. If you change the color of your walls your day will start reflecting on them. Psychologically it’s proven that people who wake up in rooms that are colored in bright colors like yellow, orange, bright green and similar start their day on a happier foot. If you want to change the walls in your house to reflect the feelings you have for yourself or you just want to change them to brighten up your day we have some suggestions on which color you should pick.
Yellow and orange
When you are looking for that extra kick to liven up your day on your walls you should consider painting them yellow and orange. If you have four walls in your room you can paint three of them orange and one yellow, or you can paint two yellow and two orange. The trick is not to overdo it on the brightest color if you are mixing it with another one.
But if you love the color yellow you can mix it however you want. Once you get your walls painted with this combination you will feel energized and livelier once you enter the room. The longer you stay in it the more you will want to start doing some action as the walls are just bursting with energy and so will you. It’s a great combination for the kitchen area also. Just make sure you have the furniture that can complement these colors.
Crimson red and white
This combination can’t go wrong in any area. If you want to do your living room with this color than the furniture has to be black! With that combo, you will have the most badass living room out of all your friends. However, if you want to place it in your bedroom area, then you have to make other colors less aggressive, which means no blackness! Waking up in a crimson red and white room will keep you focused through the day.
Green with yellow
This is another excellent combination that can go both in your kitchen or your living room. Do three walls green and one yellow or do them equally two yellow and two green. Just make sure that the yellow walls are under the window so your green can shine in the room with lots of light from the sun. The combination is very relaxing and your home will have a natural vibe to it.