The color of your house is the first thing people see. That's why it's important to make the right decisions when it comes to painting. If you are using the paint for a large part of your home, buy a small container of the paint and test in on a piece of your wall just to be safe.

The first thing you need to do is to know a little bit about paintings. Do some research by talking to an expert at the paint store. You need to do this because different surfaces need different types of paint. Most people use acrylic paint in the main rooms if the surfaces are smooth and use an oil based paint for rooms with moister like the bathroom. You also need to choose paint according to the finish and the durability that you want. Then you have to pick the colors. Take into consideration the furniture that you have at home. The colors should look good with everything you have. Now you have to estimate how much paint you are going to need. A gallon of paint usually could cover about 300 to 400 square feet. But, it also depends on the kind of surface you are painting. For surfaces that are not smooth you will need more paint. Before heading to the store, list out everything you will need like brushes, rollers, buckets, painter's tape and paint. Then when you get back, make the rooms ready for painting. Use tape around the boarder of the room, trim and ceiling and all areas you would like to avoid painting. Lay an old sheet down to protect the floors. Then lay out your materials and make sure you have all the necessary items to begin. Try not to put to much pressure on your brush roller or paint brush, excess pressure can cause an undesirable texture.

Like any other projects, it needs a little research and a little planning. This will ensure that you know what you are doing and you will able to execute it well. Your prize for all your hard work will come every time you see your newly painted house.

Article originally published at Source by Helena Topolova