Easily update your home with paint

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A potential buyer that visits a house on sale can be influenced by the colours of the walls. Colours contribute to the atmosphere of your home and to well-being feeling of the visitor.  Obviously the buyer will later paint the walls to his taste, but some people find it hard to imagine the room looking differently than it is. Therefore, vivid hues aren’t the best option.  Painting before selling is probably the easiest and cheapest way to transform your home.

How do you choose the right colour?

For the sake of neutrality, it is recommended to go with white, beige or grey tones. To make it lively, play with contrasts with the accessories. Cool colours bring serenity and are perfect for a bedroom. Warm colors, on the other hand, are dynamic and stimulating. They should be used with parsimony. Find out the meaning of each colour to guide your choice. In order to save time and money, pick a colour that can be applied in different rooms and hallways.

How do you choose the right paint?

After choosing your colors, find the right finish. Glossy finishes are easy to wash and are perfect for rooms that need more cleaning like the bathroom and the kitchen. Less washable, the matte finishes are usually restricted to ceilings. Consider the purchase of a primer. The results will be more uniform and you will need less paint layers.

To calculate the quantity of paint needed for your project, use RONA’s paint calculator.;

Prepare your shopping list

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List the products needed for your paint project. To repair holes or irregularities on the walls, you will need spackling compound, a putty knife and 220-grit sanding paper. To paint, you will need brushes and paint rollers with a telescopic shaft. A stepladder will be very useful for works at height and masking tape will allow clean cutting without making a mess. You will need drop cloths to protect your floors from paint splatter.

How to paint a room, step by step

  1. First of all, fix holes and dents in the drywall.
  2. When your repairs are dry, sand until the surface is even.
  3. Thoroughly clean the walls to eliminate all plaster dust.
  4. Apply primer.
  5. Paint the ceiling and then cut the trims. You will save time if you choose the same colour for walls and frames.
  6. Use the paint roller to cover up the walls. Invest in a good roller. A cheap one will leave lint on the wall and will be more difficult to wash. When it’s all done, paint the frames.

Painting techniques on video 

For optimal results, learn the basic techniques. Videos offering tips and adivce are very helpful to learn how to paint a room. Once you develop those skills, painting projects will be a piece of cake!
By the RONA and RONA L’Entrepôt experts:: rona.ca

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