Perhaps you’ve heard the wise saying, "If you fail to plan, plan to fail." Or possibly even “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Ok, maybe not that last one. But both could not ring truer than it does in the context of a DIY paint project or when you're making seemingly easy upgrades for your home!
Check out these tips and tricks for painting your own home before undertaking a painting task.

Though it may seem persnickety, it could be argued that the most important part of painting is the preparation stage. Prepare like a professional, by following these tips:

Buy the right supplies


Clean & prep the walls

  • A job worth doing is worth doing right, so take time to clean the walls rather than painting over the dirt and pet hair. Using the proper methods to clean your walls is key.
  • Fill nail holes with spackle and use a piece of sandpaper to smooth it even with the wall.
  • It may seem easier to get right after it, but taping edges, covering floors, and moving furniture will yield a higher quality job and avoid a disaster.

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