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Paint Supplies Every Project Needs

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Interior PaintingFor anyone new to do it yourself projects, specifically ones involving paint color, you may be a little overwhelmed and not even know what you need to get started. You may be able to envision what the room or exterior will look like after the house paint color has been applied but when it comes to making it happen, you’re feeling a bit clueless. The most vital things you need, after the paint of course, are paint supplies. Depending on what paint you’re using and what surface you’re looking to cover, there will be paint accessories that will make the job come out much more professionally and help save your clothes and other surfaces from becoming a part of the makeover process. Below are some of the most basic supplies any diy paint color connoisseur should have at their fingertips.

The first step in the painting process is making sure you have a clean surface ready and waiting for your new paint color. Whether you are working on the inside with interior paint or an exterior house paint to totally transform your decor, there is work that needs to be done before any paint can touch the surface. You will need to make sure you have paint supplies for fixing holes, including patching paste and a putty knife, as well as sand paper to make sure it blends in with the rest of the wall. With exterior paint projects, it’s important to have a multipurpose paint tool to help you drive in or remove nails and scrape any loose paint away, leaving a sturdy surface for the new paint color to hold onto. Now that you’re ready to paint, one of the must have paint supplies are drop clothes, which will protect your furniture and floors. Painter’s tape is great at protecting moldings, windows, and outlets from being slathered with the wall paint color of your choice. A roller cover and extension bar will help protect the rest of your home and your clothes from splatters, and your tray will help you apply your paint colors evenly while liners save you from having to scrub your tray every time you want to switch up your paint color combinations.

The last and most obvious of paint supplies is the paint roller and brush. It may seem like a rather obvious purchase but depending on what texture you want and what the matching paint colors are made with, you will need distinct paint accessories. The more textured you want your paint coats to come out, the longer your paint roller’s nap should be. In contrast, the smoother you want your wall paint color to go on, the shorter the roller’s nap. When it comes to brushes, if you are using a latex interior or exterior house paint, its best to use nylon or synthetic paint brushes and oil based house paint colors require natural bristle paint brushes. Now that you know all the basics about paint supplies, you will be sure to have a successful first do it yourself paint experience.

Inexpensive Ways to Feng Shui for Love and Money

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Feng Shui DecoratingEveryone is always looking for ways to refresh and reinvigorate their home. Often people see redecorating as something that is expensive and time consuming but in actuality all that you may need is a few buckets filled with intriguing paint colors, a weekend, and an idea to completely transform it. Feng shui is a way of setting up a home that helps to bring positivity into all aspects of a person’s life. Each area of the home has been designated a color that plays an important role in this process. By using only paint supplies and paint colors to bring the color into the space, you can dramatically improve your home and future. If you’re one of the many concerned with love and money, grab your rollers and get ready to change your life with house paint colors.


Beyond Walls: How Paint Can Be Used in Interior Decorating

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Interior Decorating SuppliesThe power of paint can often be seen in the interior and exterior of homes but color and paint can be used in other places as well. Just because a particular piece was bought or came a certain way doesn’t mean that it is forever that way. Things can be changed with minimal effort and nothing more than some wood stains or a few colors of paint. A few brush strokes or a stencil can be used in unexpected ways that can transform a room.

The first way that a visit to retail paint stores can completely alter the interior or exterior of your home is by making over furniture. Whether it’s your child’s bed, some lawn furniture you picked up at a tag sale, or a screen you found in your mother’s attic, changing up an items color of paint or wood stains can make a huge difference. If the antique dresser you bought at an estate sale simply isn’t your teen’s style, by making a trip to the paint store and picking out colors of paint, you can turn it into a bold striped statement your son will love. If your daughters share a room and have conflicting style, a great solution can be using different colors of paint on either side of a screen to divide the room and allow each of them privacy and a way to express their individuality.

The room that sees the most action in a house is the kitchen and yet it may not be receiving the attention it deserves. An easy way to spice up your kitchen and update it with ease is by slathering a coat of paint on the kitchen cabinets. A fun and simple way to bring your flare for interior decorating into this room is by choosing a completely different wood stain or color of paint. If you really want to make your new kitchen stand out, the top cabinets can use one color of paint and the lower shelves can use another. You can choose colors of paint that are similar but different shades or two entirely different colors to that complement each other. Another fun way to liven up kitchen cabinets is by using stripes or a stencil in an unusual color of paint to put a unique stamp on your home.

Whether your budget is large or small, the use of wood stains and paint in interior decorating can make an enormous difference and give you the opportunity to create one of a kind pieces in your home. Your local paint store has numerous options that will give you the opportunity to find the perfect colors and paint for your project or simply the ability to change your mind as often as you like. Using a fresh color and paint gives your home the updated look you desire at a fraction of the price of purchasing new items. Using paints and wood stains gives you the freedom to make a change every time you get bitten by the interior decorating bug.

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