I don’t know if many people do it, but my family and I like to paint our walls every year. The practice is said to be hygienic and safe, so if you have children, I would suggest doing the same whenever you have the time. I think that you can paint your walls and then go on vacation so that you don’t risk inhaling too many chemical substances. I know that I have done this in the past and it has worked great for me.
Believe it or not, painting a wall isn’t all that easy, especially if you have little to no experience or you simply haven’t tried doing it before. You might not have even seen somebody do it. First, you need to ensure that you have prepared the surface on which you will apply the paint.
If there are cracks in your old paint, it’s very likely that the new one that you’ll be putting on top won’t last for a good deal of time. Unless you like painting your walls every month, I would suggest analyzing your walls with a critical eye before you begin anything.
Use a primer on your walls before anything. If you have already decided on the color you want to use and chances are that you have, it might be a good idea to mix some of it into the primer. It’ll be easier for you to understand the whole process. If you don’t want to prime your walls at all because it seems like a waste of good time, you may want to ensure that the paint you are purchasing contains some primer. These days, you can find loads of products that can help you get rid of the hassles related to redesigning your home.
Something else I want to suggest is getting rid of those plastic drop cloths you have probably been using around your house for everything. Sure, they’re inexpensive, and I’ll give them that. But the fact of the matter is that they can be a hazard for someone who isn’t particularly attentive. For instance, if you were to paint the walls of your kid’s room and he or she wants to lend a hand, you need to make sure that everything in that particular environment is perfectly safe. The last thing you might want your child to go through is slip on a plastic drop cloth.
Last, but not least, it would be far better for you to start using an extension pole instead of a ladder. On the one hand, it’s far more convenient and easier to use, and on the other, you’ll feel much safer on your own two feet on the ground.