Things to Remember When Painting Your Home: Part 2

In our first instalment in out “Things to Remember When Painting Your Home” Series we took a look at a couple of vital steps which you need to pay attention to if you want to redecorate like a king.

Here are the remaining steps which you should take note of if you are planning on redecorating.


  1. Primer is a Necessity

Primer is the secret to any good paint job. Essentially a primer acts as a sealant, providing you with a foundation to lay your paint on. A primer will ensure that your walls are sufficiently sealed and give the paint something to cling to. It will also ensure uniform colour continuity across your walls and help you to avoid glossy spots which may make your wall look patchy.

  1. Take Your Time

Most people want to jump straight in with their painting project. Try not to rush the process. Many people find redecorating laborious and as a result they tend to rush towards the finished product. Take your time and enjoy the process. You’ll be happy you did when you see the finished product.

  1. Clean Your Rollers

Rollers speed up the painting process and help you to cover a larger area in a shorter space of time. Try not to charge in without doing the proper preparation. Rollers often collect tiny fibres and if they are not cleaned properly these fibres can become a permanent fixture on your walls. Use masking tape to clean your roller beforehand to remove any of those fibres.

  1. Don’t Overextend Yourself

We’ve all seen it once or twice in during some kind or comedic skit or movie. Some guy is up a ladder and overreaching to get to the next unpainted spot. He loses balance, topples over and lands up on the floor with the bucket of paint following shortly afterwards and covering him in paint. Rather use extension poles. They will cut down your time and keen you firmly rooted to the ground. All in all, the benefits of the extension pole make it work the price.

Keeping these tips and tricks in mind will ensure that you do your home justice and serve up a professional looking paint job. If I could break the series down into 3 words they would be – “take your time”. There is no rush. Rather spend enough time on preparation than end up regretting it later on.