A Canvas Called Home

Painting your home may seem like a simple job, but don’t underestimate it. A paint job can be quite the undertaking, so it’s important to think carefully about the project and make a plan.

We know, you’re probably thinking, “How hard can it possibly be to colour walls?” The answer is, it’s not hard, if it’s done right. But there are a lot of things to consider before getting started.

1) Think about the current condition of the surfaces you want to paint. Are you starting with bare walls or are they already painted? If so, is it a colour you can easily paint over? Is there wallpaper? If so, is it easy to peel off or can you just paint over it?

2) Consider the type of surface you’re dealing with. Is it a textured ceiling? A concrete wall? You may require a specific kind of paint depending on the surface.

3) Understand the size of your project. How big is the area that needs to be painted? People tend to underestimate the size of a job. Having a good understanding of the size of the space will help you make sure you have enough paint.

4) Decide how much money and work you want to put in. You can weigh the options of making this a DIY project or a professional one. Depending on the project, you may be able to get it done over the weekend. On the other hand, the price of getting someone else to do the job may be worth the time and hassle you’ll save as opposed to doing it yourself.

To help make your decision, we suggest visiting your local paint store to get a rough estimate of the time the project will take and the amount it will cost. They can help you compare the cost and time differences between doing it yourself and hiring professionals.

Once you’ve done your research and made your plan, have fun choosing your colours!

For inquiries about a possible paint project, contact an associate from domilya GROUP at 647.300.1242 or visit www.domilyagroup.ca