Don’t you think it’s great when you sit back and relax in a freshly decorated space? All that time, preparing, priming, measuring, filling, tripping over the cat….but it’s worth it….isn’t it ? Ben’s useful guide to decorating has a few hints and tips for you, so hopefully you won’t get in a pickle!
Getting the basics right
You’ll enjoy the job a lot more if you get everything together sorted from the beginning. Create a work platform in the middle of the area you’ll be working in. Gather together all of your paint, brushes, rollers, hammers, screwdrivers, plastic bags, plastic wrap, rags, paint can
Take time out to Prep the area
Don’t try to get everything done in one day because a rushed job will look rushed! Use the days before painting to gather all of your furniture into the
Remove All fixtures and fittings
Take off your door knobs, and loosen the light
Make sure you’re dressed for the job
No matter how hard you try, you’re bound to get drips (or more) of paint on whatever you’re wearing and in your hair. So, make sure that you are dressed suitably for the job in hand. Remove jewellery and precious sentimental items. Make sure you have comfortable shoes on and preferably non-slip (Think of ladders). You wouldn’t go out under-dressed to walk the dog in snow so likewise make sure that whatever you wear is suitable for painting and decorating and that you don’t mind it getting ruined in the process!