With the economy in a state of despair, homeowners are choosing to work on home improvement projects themselves, rather than hiring a contractor. This goes for the paint industry, as well. While refreshing paint colors in a home is one of the most inexpensive home improvement projects, hiring a paint contractor adds tremendously to the cost. Painting may be easy enough, but most homeowners are not professional painters. Here are a few tips to help make the painting process go a little easier.
Choosing the colors
Deciding on colors is often the most difficult task in the painting process. The color options are limitless; in just one store, there may be hundreds of colors to choose from. Choosing colors should be an enjoyable experience, however. If you have a theme or color scheme in mind, or if you would like to work around an existing part of a room (bedding, throw pillows), bring it along to the paint store. An associate will help you match the color. If it is a more permanent feature (such as furniture) that you would like to enhance, take a bunch of samples home with you.
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