Interior painting is something that comes with homeownership and even apartment ownership. Still, it can be a costly ordeal, particularly if we throw caution into the cold breeze and don’t pay attention to how we allocate our money.
This does not have to be the case. However — with the right approach and some useful tips on your side, you can be well on your way to having a nicely painted interior without having to spend that much money, relatively, of course.
That being the case, let’s now look at seven tips to save money while interior painting in Valrico, FL.
In the world of interior painting, some expenses are what one might consider recurring, in that they occur every time we go about doing an interior paint job — such as the actual paint primer.
Other things are onetime expenses and can be reused from project to project — these are things like painting hardware that are perfectly good after being used for one project and can be saved for another and then another.
If you aren’t planning on several similar painting projects, you can reach out to friends or family or even make use of ecologically minded web sites to borrow supplies like this from others.
There are times when people go into a paint store and ask for a particular tint of paint, but when they go to pick it up, realize that what they said and what came out weren’t the same thing — and the paint store can’t just force them to take it.
What they do instead is to sell that paint as “mis-tinted” paint, and it comes at a big discount.
The one thing about mis-tinted paint is that like the proverbial chocolate box. You don’t know what you will get (until you get to the store.)
That being true, if you are flexible about the color, you can get a good deal on paint!
Paint needs can be calculated online, and if you do so — using a paint calculator prior to buying the paint, that is — you can save money by not having too much paint that will sit around in the closet until someone stubs their toe on it and throws it out, annoyed.
When you paint using paint rollers, you can get a much cleaner, and the better paint job is done if you clean the rollers first by using painter’s tape on the rollers, which removes lint.
Not having lint on your paint rollers saves you big in that you don’t have to spend the time removing the lint from your wall and then repainting.
One of the highest costs in painting is when we have to paint the same area more than once, which is precisely what happens when we do not prepare — and prepare in this case means to clean the area, cover everything that needs covering with the material, etc.
Not doing so ultimately leads to higher costs.
Painting quickly seems ideal because the less time we spend painting, the more time we have for possibly more valuable time passes.
This is a mistake — painting too quickly makes for messes and leads to painting things that do not need painting, which then have to be cleaned appropriately.
Paint it right the first time and avoid having to spend more time painting in the long run.
Primer does more than provide another layer — it allows for good adhesion of the paint and therefore gets the paint you use to have a longer life.
Do yourself a favor and use a good primer, and you will find yourself with a proper paint job that lasts long.
If you love the idea of having a newly painted interior and you think you could use some professionals on your side. At the same time, you are doing so in Valrico, FL, our team at American Veteran Painting can help.
To get started, book a FREE estimate below or call us with questions at (813) 520-6096.