Giving The Interior Of Your Home A Brand New Appearance

During turbulent economic times just trying to stay afloat can become extremely challenging to say the least. Each day brings its on set of new struggles not to mention the ones that are constantly pressing you minute by

minute. With foreclosures at an all time high it's no wonder people who are struggling just to hold on to their homes are in no financial position to hire a contractor to do anything--especially paint their house.

Trying to keep up with the mortgage note is one thing but trying to keep the maintenance up as well can really be a load that many homeowners are having great difficulty in balancing. However, it can be done with a little planning and an unyielding desire to succeed; so buckle up your seat belt and let's begin the journey.

When it comes to painting the interior of your home there really is no right or wrong color scheme; instead, your home's interior should be a direct reflection of who you are and what you like. In other words, it should reflect your taste in color, texture, and design. No one has the right to be judgmental about you and what you like. No one. If dark rich colors are your choice as oppose to pastels then by all means express your feelings and let your inhibitions run free.

In all honesty, when choosing colors, textures, patterns, and designs, there should be a logical order and balance to it all; in other words, it should make sense. Although it's true everyone should be free to express their inner feelings but at the same time there should be symmetry, balance, and order to it all. Colors should compliment one another even when they are a total contrast to each other. And with that said let's begin the actual work of transforming the interior of your home.

When it comes to homeowners' do-it-yourself projects interior painting has to rank at the top of the scale. There are some home improvement projects that are better left to licensed professionals that have the experience and the expertise to get the job done correctly and most of all safely. But interior painting is not one of them, so let's get the show on the road.

Painting your interior ceilings can really be the first step in giving the interior of your home a facelift. In my opinion, fresh painted ceilings look so attractive. Whether you choose the traditional ceiling white, or more daring colors; your ceilings will look great after they have been given a quality paint job regardless of the color; unless of course you choose some color that is beyond understanding...and then again, who knows?

As I have often stated, when it comes to painting your ceilings you can start by cutting in around the ceiling perimeter. Just take a brush and slowly paint around the outside or perimeter of the ceiling. Remember to liberally apply the paint so that when you begin to roll the ceiling it will all blend together as oppose to having the old "hat band" effect where you can see where the brush was used to cut in around the perimeter.

The objective is to have a uniform and even looking ceiling without any distinguishing tell-tell signs of what tool(s) were used to accomplish the task in the first place.After the ceiling has been cut in around the perimeter you should roll the ceiling with a roller. Rollers usually fit over roller frames that often are designed to accommodate an extension pole that you can screw

into it to help you reach ceilings (high areas/substrates) and/or give you leverage when rolling walls.

There is a wealth of information available on the internet that goes into more details on this subject so feel free to browse for more info and details...

About the Author:

Donald Thomas is owner of American Painting and Pressure Cleaning, Inc. For all your drywall/sheetrock service; interior and exterior painting; popcorn ceiling removal; plaster repair, and so much more. Please feel free to visit our website at American Painting and Pressure Cleaning, Inc./Shreveport, La.

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