Why pay someone else to do your painting for you when you can easily do your own house painting? DIY home painting is no rocket science.It is actually quite simple,though time consuming.
The biggest cost of a DIY painting job is the cost of the paint because you are not buying paint in such a volume that makes it cheap. To save money on the cost of paint is to purchase it from a recycling center.
Calculating the correct amount of paint is a very important part of DIY home painting. You don’t want to waste money by purchasing too much, but if you have to stop in the middle of the job to go find more of the same color, you will waste time. A good rule is 350 square feet per gallon of paint. If you have a dark wall to paint and you’re painting over it with light, then you’ll need to apply a layer of primer paint first.
You can often get several uses out of one can of paint, so when you have leftovers make sure the cans are properly sealed and stored. One way to ensure this is to keep the paint cans upside down to create a seal over the opening. Paint should be stored inside so that it does not freeze in the winter.
Investing in some nice paint brushes and rollers gives you multiple uses. Cheaper brushes have the tendency to fall apart after too many uses. When not using brushes, you can store them inside of plastic grocery bags and keep them refrigerated to prevent the bristles from drying out.