Home Decorating Tips
On a Budget: Easy Decorating with Island Paints
Posted on May 23, 2020
If you’re looking at giving your home a much-needed update, a new paint job gives you the best bang for your buck. And when it comes to home decorating on a budget, you can’t go wrong with Island Paints.
Painting your home can be a little intimidating, especially for beginners, but the payoff can be astounding if done right. With a fresh coat of paint, spaces can appear larger, brighter, more modern, more sophisticated, depending on the colors you use.
But while painting is relatively inexpensive compared to, say, a full kitchen renovation, it can be a project where the small costs can add up quickly. So if you’re not careful, it can be a more costly endeavor than you originally anticipated. Which is why it’s important to plot out everything you need ahead of time.
Take note of these tips on painting and decorating your home with Island Paints:
1. Share supplies.
Paint may have expiration dates but thankfully, painting supplies like rollers, brushes, tarps, and more can be reused in project after project. Make time to find supplies form the last time you painted, or borrow from a friend or neighbor who had a recent paint project of their own.
2. Calculate your wall space.
Ending up short on paint is one thing, having a lot of paint leftover is another, as it can be difficult to dispose of and store. Before you buy paint, measure the wall space that needs to be painted and use a paint calculator to figure out how much paint needs to be purchased.
3. Invest in quality paints.
While it’s tempting to buy on the least expensive paints, don’t give in. These low-quality pants can be thin and require multiple coats to cover a wall properly, which may end up with you spending more in the long run. Look for a paint within your price range that promises a level of quality and durability. It may cost you extra, but spending on durable will save you money on repainting in the future.
4. Prepare your space properly.
Following the correct steps for preparing a space can save both time and money. With the right prep work, you can make every drop of paint count. Plus, you don’t accidentally get paint where it doesn’t belong, saving you the trouble of cleaning up a huge mess or worse, replacing hardware or furniture.
Tip: Take note of these surface preparation tips to ensure your paint project goes smoothly.
5. Paint with care.
One of the costliest mistakes you can make is moving too quickly and making a mess that needs to be repainted. Take your time, cut in properly, and do smooth even rolls to ensure the job is done right the first time.
Painting on a budget is heavy on prep work but it is easier with the right materials. Surface preparation is never quick, but utilizing the right tools such as Island Super Kinis Skim Coat definitely lightens the task and makes sure that your paint job lasts long.
Our line of high quality paints and products will give your home or project the vibrancy it needs.
Ready to explore colorful possibiliies today? View our popular paint colo combination palettes for great color schemes and room design ideas for interior and exteriors.
Where to Buy
Get high-quality colors and finishes for your project from authorized Island paints dealers.