It’s officially the holiday season, which means your homes and hearts are likely to be very full.
Not only does this time of year mean you may have guests, but the cold weather often means we’re spending more time in our homes, and that can lead to looking for projects.
Interior painting in the lead up to the holidays is a hugely popular activity. Your walls and home will look fresh and new, and you’re bound to receive compliments!
But what are the dos and don’ts? How can you ensure your painting project will be the talk of the family, and not a disaster?
We’ve noted down below our top tips for interior painting before the holidays.
We get it, this time of year can be expensive. But if you’re compromising the quality of products used – brushes, rollers and paint, in order to keep on top of your holiday budget, then it’s best to just skip the project entirely. You want to make sure your finished result is high-quality, and that won’t happen if you make painting mistakes. Walls can crack, the paint may bleed, and you’ll be left to hire a professional to finish the job properly.
We all love the fall colors of burnt orange and dark red, but you need to remind yourself that this is just one season of the year. While dark colors can make for a beautiful home, it’s important that you were thinking of picking those colors earlier on in the year, rather than on a whim after a trip to a home supply store. Instead, choose colors you’ll be happy to commit to year-round. Neutral colors are always the best way to make decor and less-permanent features pop.
The entryway is the first impression for all guests walking into the door of your home. Which means it’s a great place to start if you want to make an impact. As we’ve mentioned previously, if you do intend to paint the walls, make sure the color chosen is not a last-minute choice. Your entryway leads off to other rooms, so it’s important to make sure it fits the rest of your home’s aesthetic.
Just because you’ve had an impulse to paint your home, it doesn’t mean you can rush into the project. Take your time to assess the walls, the materials needed, the quality of your paint and products. Consider the amount of time taken, and whether you have the time commitment to spend days painting and repainting various walls – plus the cleanup after.
If you’re committed to sprucing your home and bringing it to life this season, why not treat yourself to a professional painter?
Whether it be from McKinney, Plano, Frisco or any other location in our service area, one of the most frequent calls received by Texas Painting and Gutters are from homeowners who jumped into painting jobs, without thought.
By using a professional painting service in the first place, you can save yourself time, money and effort, leaving you to spend your energy on the holiday tasks & activities that matter most to you.