Homes need a facelift with a new coat of paint every few years or so. With the current prices of painting a house, you may think that it will be impossible to do, but there is nothing further from the truth.
This article will address how you can paint your home on a budget and keep costs at a minimum. It isn’t hard to do, but does take a little thought and preparation beforehand. It is recommended to continue reading to learn more and make your home look as good as it did when you first painted it.
The first thing to do is make a plan with a time to finish the job. Figure in the total costs of your supplies so you can begin to develop a plan to reduce costs. Don’t forget factoring in supplemental stuff like tape, and other things that make your painting job much easier. Contacting masking tape companies as buying at better prices is now possible even for a regular consumer.
Once you know exactly what your the plan is and what the costs will be, you can start reaching out to others to get some help and work within the budget. Knowing the full costs may be depressing, but don’t lose hope. As you read further, you will learn how to get the job done within the budget you have set forth.
The first thing to do is to see if friends and family have painting supplies that you could use. This is actually a big part of your cost as brushes have become expensive. The part that has been lost in this generation is that people in the past always painted their own homes and the supplies were made to last as long as they were cleaned.
You will be shocked to find out that most people who may be slightly older than you or been homeowners for a long time, have all the supplies you need sitting in the basement or garage saving you a ton of money.
Obviously, it is cheaper to do the job yourself and a great idea is to invite some friends over to help with the project and make a small party out of it.
Cook some food and just have a good time. You will find that people you know will step up to help if it seems less like work and more like a get-together with a goal.
Choose neutral tones that are easily covered if you do not like the color. You simply cannot afford to buy expensive primers to cover up odd colors, so keep the tones reasonable and easy to paint over if a mistake occurs or you change your mind in the near future.
It is always wise to look for the best deals on paint in the paper or online. One thing to consider is that there are home improvement discount stores that offer fantastic prices on overstock or discontinued products.
These are not the big name home discount chains. These are smaller stores that are true discount stores, and you can be assured there is one somewhere near your home.
By knowing the costs ahead of time, you can ensure the savings when you start asking friends and family for supplies and shopping for paint. You do need a quality paint which is why the discount suggestion is one to consider.
These are brand names that were simply overstock at building sites, chain stores or discontinued colors. The savings on paint will be large and with supplies that are loaned to you, you now are able to paint your home on a limited budget.