Painting is the easiest way to put a fresh spin on an old design. View each wall as a blank canvas, and the options are limitless.
If that thought overwhelms more than excites you, have no fear. We want to help you paint like a pro. From 2018 color trends to expert tips and tricks, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is provide the paint.
On a roll - You may think it is easier to do all the corners and trim in a room, then go back to roll the walls; but pros get a seamless look by cutting in one wall, then immediately rolling it before starting the next. This allows the brushed and the rolled paint to blend together better.
Have you painted the town — or rather the room — red but want to try something new? Try 2 coats of primer, and 3 coats of color to keep the red from bleeding through your new color.
It’s best to remove painter’s tape 1 hour after you’ve finished painting.
Don't skip the prep - The excitement of getting your new color on the walls is almost overwhelming, but prepping the walls is more than half the battle. To prep, fill in any holes, lightly sand and wipe the walls, and tape over the crown moulding. Then, you’re ready to paint!
The Color of the Year is Ultra Violet. Other trends include deep black, spicy red, and a tranquil light green.
Height x width - Don’t know how much paint to buy? Just multiply the height by the width of each wall you plan to paint and add them together, rounding to the nearest foot.
Drop it - Use canvas drop cloths to cover your floors and furniture. They aren’t slippery, and they absorb splatters.
No rain - Don’t paint when it rains or when it’s humid — tough to do in the Golden Isles. Humidity means drips and slow drying, though, so check that weather forecast first.