4 Easy Painting Tips for Homeowners

July 29, 2014

When you move into your custom built home in Murfreesboro, TN, you’ll have the opportunity to paint the walls to match your personal interior decor and style. However, not many homeowners have professional painting experience and therefore may be a little worried about the outcome of their paint job. Don’t be nervous! Simply use these easy painting tips from Heritage Custom Homes.

Prepare Your Wall

Prior to beginning your painting project, you must make sure that your intended wall is completely prepared for the job. This includes filling in holes, cracks and imperfections, sanding and more. If you skip this crucial step, your painted wall will look far less than visually appealing and could cause you a lot of stress in the long run. This step is the most important step in the entire painting process. By skipping this step, you will in turn ruin the entire painting process.

Don’t forget to tint your primer!

Did you know that by tinting your primer, it will actually result in a better end result than a regular primer? It’s true. By adding a small bit of your top coat paint to your primer you will improve the overall ability of the top coat paint to hide the primer.

This step will help you achieve a beautifully painted wall in your Murfreesboro TN custom-built home.

Use an extension pole

Safety first! When using a step ladder, you subject yourself to a variety of potentially dangerous situations. From a wobbly step ladder to falling to the ground, it is best to simply avoid these possibilities and opt for an extension pole instead. Many stores sell a variety of extension pole lengths so you can find the perfect pole for your project and your personal height.

Choose a color you’ll enjoy for years to come

Remember, although you can paint your walls as many times as you’d like, will you really want to continue repainting your home every time you find a new color you enjoy? Try to choose a color that not only fits your style and is timeless, but also that you’ll enjoy year after year.

Don’t have a custom-built home to paint? Heritage Custom Homes can help you out with that. Call us today to start planning your new home at 615-379-7226.