Top tips for painting your house inside and out

A fresh coat of paint can transform a space.

Once you choose the paint colors, there are a few things you should know!

Painting the exterior of your house requires different techniques than the inside. We have the top tips for painting both the interior and exterior of your house!

Painting the interior of your house

When it comes to painting the interior of your house, it’s all about consistency and even layers.

For example, did you know that not every can of paint is exactly the same? Reader’s Digest recommends, “Mixing the paints together eliminates the problem. It’s best to estimate the amount of paint you’ll need and mix it in a 5-gallon bucket.”

Additionally, you should really be using a roller when possible. Switching between a brush for the edges and a roller for the main part of the wall is a common cause of inconsistent layers, so invest in a small roller for tighter spaces.

Painting the exterior of your house

An exterior painting job is quite different from the interior, and it involves a lot more work.

The first thing you should do is make absolutely certain that you’re not dealing with any lead paint. If your house was built before 1978, we recommend consulting with a professional before you do anything else.

Once you have the all clear, get the exterior of your home washed, scrape loose paint, and fix any problem areas.

Then, it’s time to prime and paint! Home Logic said, “If you’re painting over bare wood or existing latex paint, then latex primer is fine. But if you’re painting over multiple coats of oil-based paint, it’s best to stick with a new coat of oil-based primer.”

Ready, set, paint!

And check out these great tips when it comes to the average cost to paint a house.

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