Friday, 16 August 2013

Save Cash on Painting

Painting is one of the fastest and least expensive ways to revamp the look of a room or even your entire interior. But, it can still be somewhat costly. You can change the look of your home without breaking the bank.

Find quality paint at a price you can afford
Poke around the old forgotten shelves at your local paint store and your local hazardous waste recycling center!

Skip the painters tape
Carefully cut in around windows, doors, and ceilings with an angled trim brush or paint edging tools that can be reused. Or keep your project even cheaper by using a piece of thin, rigid cardboard as a barrier between the wall and the area that you want to keep clean.

Replace expensive drop cloths
Instead of dropping big bucks on commercial drop cloths use old blankets and heavy sheets they'll only set you back a few bucks if you purchase them from a thrift store!

Buy only as much as you need
Determine the square footage of the area you'll be painting or use an online paint calculator. In some cases, you may be able to get away with buying a quart of paint or even an inexpensive pint sample.

Take the time to clean your tools properly 
Letting paint dry on your paint brushes and roller covers is one of the biggest money wasting habits that do-it-yourself painters have. Cleaning your tools thoroughly will keep them in tip-top shape for your next project, saving you both time and money!

Get the full article and more great tips on how to save cash on painting here

If you need to calculate how much paint you need on your next project here a quick link to Dulux Paint Calculator

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