A Basic Guide to Painting & Decorating

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Painting & Decorating

If you are thinking of doing some interior decorating in your home, there are a few things to consider. Like any other trade, there is a level of skill required, and if you think you are up to the task, here are a few essential aspects to take into account when decorating a room in your home.

  1. It’s All in the PreparationAsk your local painting company in Bristol and they would happily confirm that the preparation is an essential stage for any project. If you are at all unsure about preparation, there are online tutorials that will help you to prepare a room for decorating.
  2. The Right Tools & Equipment – A painter & decorator is only as good as his tools, and you will need brushes, brooms, ladders, scrapers, cutters and many other implements in order to do the project justice. Hanging wallpaper, for example, demands that you have a good table, the right brushes, and, of course, a sharp pair of scissors.
  3. Know What you Are Doing – You should know exactly what is involved for the project, and after making sure you have the tools and materials at hand, you can begin. Removing old wallpaper and stripping paint would likely be necessary, and don’t forget to have a few old bedsheets or blankets handy to protect furniture.

After you have made a list of materials, you can search online for a local builder’s merchant and he can deliver everything you need on an agreed date and time. Then with a little planning, you can start work, and it never pays to rush when carrying out home improvements, as this can affect the outcome.