Painting can revamp a home’s look.
But a bad DIY job can make a house less attractive.
Try these tips to avoid common mistakes:
Use the Right Materials You’ll have to choose between water- and oil-based paints, and some projects need different types of tools. A hardware store employee can help you determine what’s best.
Prep Like a Pro Lay down drop cloths first. Spackle in holes or cracks, apply primer on new surfaces, and tape off spots you don’t want painted.
Paint Systematically Start by painting the ceiling; then tackle areas around windows, doors and moldings; and paint the walls last.
These are keys to a successful paint job.