When you are looking to up the look of your home, one of the places that you should think about starting in the bedroom — a good room and one which should be accorded respect, in any case.
Unfortunately for some, the process of painting your bedroom can sometimes bring about unexpected results — particularly if you are not careful and fall victim to some easily made mistakes that can happen.
With that being the case, here are seven mistakes you don’t want to make painting your bedroom in Gonzales, LA.
1. Shaking Your Paint
You may think that you are doing yourself a favor when you shake your paint — you want it to be well mixed to have a good consistency throughout.
You don’t want the paint to be darker in some spots and lighter in others — and that’s perfectly reasonable — but you are doing a disservice when you shake the paint.
When you shake the paint, you incorporate bubbles into the paint, which will then be visible in your paintwork.
2. Not Sanding
When you are getting ready to paint your bedroom, you have to take the time to sand the surfaces that will be painted.
This is the case because you will want to have a smooth surface for your painting project, and having sanded your walls is a good step in the right direction.
You can choose to sand between coats if you would like — between the prime coat and the first coat and the first coat and the second coat.
3. Not Properly Checking Your Color
You might wander into a paint store and look at the different paint samples and find a color strip that looks nice and say to yourself; this is a good choice for the bedroom.
This is not to say that it will necessarily be the right color. However — you could get that color home, and as lovely as it looked in the store, find that it looks not very good in your bedroom.
This is because the lighting in your bedroom is not like the lighting in the paint store, and what looked good there is not necessarily going to look good where you’ll be using it.
Better to take a small sample of paint and try it out at home — worst case, you have to go back to the store and find a new color.
4. Not Cleaning
There are a few cleaning stages that you have to take on when you are painting your bedroom.
First is your bedroom’s basic cleaning, which is important since you don’t want the dirt from the bedroom finding its way to your walls.
Next is the wall itself — you’re going to need to remove the dust from the surface of your bedroom walls — and if you are painting the bedroom for the first time since moving in, it’s possible there could be a lot!
5. Not Using Protective Coverings
When you’re painting your bedroom, you will find that the entire thing can get a bit messy, to say the least.
There will be paint dripping fairly often, even if you are careful about how you paint.
The best thing you can do to keep your area relatively neat is to use protective coverings — drop cloths on the floor, for example.
6. Not Measuring First
If you don’t take the time to measure how much area you are going to be painting, you are making a mistake in a couple of ways.
Firstly, because you won’t know how much paint you are going to need to buy — so you may end up with too little or too much.
Secondly, you won’t know how long your painting project will take — and it’s good to know how long these projects take so that you can plan them out.
7. Using The Wrong Kind Of Paint
Lastly, the wrong kind of paint being used can be a major problem for you as you paint your bedroom.
There are many sorts of paint out there, but not all of them are appropriate for indoor use — you want to look at the painting with paint meant for interior use.
You may want to know that higher gloss paint is easier to clean.
Nathan Rust is the Managing Partner at Prestigious Painting. He is passionate about service and gives back through his business with “Paint it Forward” and the “Young Entrepreneur Scholarship”. Nathan is married to his wife, Amanda and they have two children, Elijah and Grace.
Nathan founded the Rotary Club of Southeast Baton Rouge with 24 other local leaders in February 2020, and served as Club President from 2020-2022. He also serves as the Charter Organization Representative to Pack 15, where his son is a member as a Cub Scout.
Nathan was elected as the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board Representative for District 6 on November 8th, 2022. In this new opportunity, Nathan aims to strengthen our school system by ensuring every child in EBR has access to high-quality schools, regardless of where they live or their economic status.