Building & Renovating

4 Expert Tips on Painting Your Space

Make the most of your chosen hues with these handy hints

Photography: Mark Francis Jesalva (Main Photo)

Planning to give your home a makeover? You can work on your walls first! You can choose to DIY this project with a bit of help from experts. Boysen shared a few insights on painting your home during the recently concluded Real Living Space at the Avida Towers Centera Showroom.

If you are ready to work on your space, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

In photo: One-Bedroom unit designed by Pai Edles and Misty Floro of Morfosis for Real Living Space 2015

Consult a professional first

Do you know how much gallons of paint you need for your room? Is your chosen paint ideal for wood? A foreman or painter would know! Don't forget to ask professionals for advise. You can also drop by hardware stores and ask attendants for inputs.

Start with the corners

Start by cutting along the corners or edges. Usually, those areas are not reached properly by a roller so it’s advisable to start there. 

Mix and match colors

If you feel that you want a combination of two colors for your walls, visit the paint mixing station of the hardware store. The store attendants can properly mix the colors. Just don't forget to mentionbwhich area you will be using it for. You can also bring sample hues, pegs, or swatches to achieve the best paint mix.

Close the lid

Avoid exposing the paint to dirt and dust! Don't forget to close the lid of the paint can once you're done because if it gets contaminated it won’t be as effective on your walls. Make sure that you clean your brush and stirrer after using it.

 RL Tip: Don’t use contaminated water when mixing paint and painting walls.

Photos by Jun Pinzon.

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