When you’re renovating your home on a budget, there are a lot of DIY paint jobs you can tackle without the help of professional painters, but there are also some you should leave to the experts. In this article, we give you the breakdown.
DIY Paint Jobs to Try:
Walls and Feature Walls
Walls and feature walls are one of the most popular and easy DIY paint jobs would-be renovators can attempt. While there is a certain amount of preparation and time involved in painting interior walls yourself, you really can’t go wrong with giving it a go. It can potentially save you a lot of money.
Painting interior walls yourself also allows you freedom to experiment with colour, texture and even patterns. If you are sick of white walls, why not consider a feature wall using dark colours like black or grey? You may even want to get playful with fun colours like blue or orange.
Remember, a feature wall makes a statement. Lime green on all interior walls will date your house quickly, rather than giving it the fresh, new look you desire. As such, you should consider your paint colour carefully before application.
Small Pieces of Furniture
Furniture is another thing you can easily spruce up if you are wanting to give your home a fresh look on a budget. You can also experiment with colours and patterns.
With smaller projects, painting can easily be completed in a day or two. If you tire of the new look or colour, repainting is not a chore and won’t take anywhere near as long as painting walls.
DIY Paint Jobs to Avoid:
External Walls & Roofing
DIY paint jobs like external walls and roofing are fiddly, and even dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Professional painters are trained in the latest safety measures, techniques and application of paint specifically designed for exteriors and roofing. Save up and call in an expert!
Benchtops & Tile
There are lots of things to consider before starting this DIY paint job, including the amount of preparation, and buying special paint and tools for the job that you would not otherwise need. Paining benchtops and tiles requires extra attention to detail and special cleaning before you start, and even then, results aren’t guaranteed if you don’t know what you’re doing. Know your limits and when it’s time to call in professional painters.
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