Time & Money Saving Tips For Painting
October 25, 2009
Most everyone wants to make their painting DIY projects as quick and for as little money as possible. After all money saved is another improvement project that can be completed! Taking the time to read up on painting techniques will help, however learning a few of the time saving and money tricks can help as well. Along with these tips there are a few ways to choose the best deals on paint.
Money and Time Saving Tips
Make sure to do a little comparison shopping to get the best deal on painting products. It is however important to ensure that pricing is compared accurately. Some paints might be cheaper than others; however is it thinner or will it cover as well? Those are factors to consider, not only the price. Use better paint brushes because they allow the paint to transfer onto the wall smoother and without clumping or having uneven strokes. Another tip is to avoid dipping the brush into the paint more than 1/3 of the length of the bristles. This puts too much paint in the brush, makes it hard to clean up and provides a very inefficient painting technique. This saves time during clean up time! Also make sure to clean the rim of the paint can before storing it, this can save the paint from drying and making the lid stick! Remember painting DIY tricks should be used every time possible!
Taping Is The Worst
One of the absolute most time consuming parts of painting DIY projects is the taping of baseboards, windows, covers and so on. Instead of spending hours, how about trying a specialized tool that allows the painting around these items without getting paint all over them? This makes it easy, shaves off hours off of painting and is not nearly as tedious!