Paint is our absolute favorite way to transform the space without a ton of work or investment. But when it comes to small spaces we find that they tend to be the hardest to paint. So we are going to break it down for you and share all of the things you need to do before you get started, during the process and clean up!
Picking your paint color is the most important step of the process. Because, without a color you can’t really paint can you?!? We have a five step plan to picking the right color for each space.
Paint prep can be time consuming, but you will be glad you took the time to do this part. A couple quick steps to get you a better end result.
Ok, so while new paint is the quickest and easiest way to immediately transform a space, it isn’t necessarily the cheapest. Choosing and investing in the right materials is essential…and for the most part, these are 1 time purchases or at the least very seldom. So do it right the first time around!
We’re not paint pros. But we’ve collectively painted approximately 225 spaces over the years, so we do know a thing or two. And while we too know that every pro and experienced painter has their process, we want to share ours.
PRO TIP – always put the lid back on your paint can and move it away from the vicinity in which paint work will be conducted. Trust us on this one.
There’s not much to it with this step, so no need for a full breakdown. Remove all of your tape and scrape or wipe away any excess paint that may be left behind. Then remove, shake and fold your drop clothes, and clean out your tray/cup/brushes with warm water. No soap is really needed here, but extra time is necessary when cleaning your brush. We use our roller covers one time, then we toss. Some like to use them multiple times but we’ve found that once they are used and cleaned, the next times around don’t result in the best finish. Once all of your items are cleaned allow them time to air dry. As well as allow time for your surface to dry before you re-install any accessories, fixtures or art.
Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy the hard work and your new beautiful space. We hope this helps you in all of your painting endeavors. As always, drop us a line or leave a comment with any questions. And send us pictures of your finished spaces!!! We want to see all the paint!
Michael and Danielle
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