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Paint Projects That Can Increase Your Home's Value

01 July, 2021

Home Owners,

Home Tips,

Home Improvement,

Painting can be the easiest DIY that really spruces up old spaces. Are you itching for a change without wanting to spend a fortune? With colors galore, you can easily change a room’s energy, light, and theme with a few gallons and brushes. Painting is even a time manageable project, most undertakings can be accomplished in an industrious weekend timeline. So what should you paint, and more importantly, what jobs should you avoid?


Countertops


Creating fake marble countertops has recently begun a hot trend. A completely cost-effective way to transform your kitchen, you could feasibly change your entire cooking area in one weekend by throwing in the cabinets as well. Some tips to consider before diving in:


-Preparation is key for this endeavor. Thoroughly sand the surface to help the paint adhere tightly. You would hate to have your hard work flake off at the first use.

-Use primer, two coats, and a protective topcoat. Countertops get used every day, wet, dry, and accidents. Be sure your paint job lasts years.


Refrigerator


This may surprise some, but you can freshen up an old appliance to match your newest interior. There aren’t always the most stylish appliance finishes available, so in order to customize yours, a coat of paint can do the trick. There are also these easy-to-use fridge wraps to consider. Some key points to consider:


-Pretreat rusty spots with a layer of Rust-O-Loeum, ensuring that the rust doesn’t return after your paint job

-Use paint that is specifically designed for the material of your fridge. Most likely metal.

-Utilize a roller for the evenest pressure and coverage.


Are you ready for our absolute, no-go, painted item in your house? It takes ages, tremendous sweat equity, and not many survive the frustration attached to the project.


Ceramic Tile


Whether you find yourself hating your tiled shower, floor, or kitchen island, you must pass on simply slapping a coat of paint to change it. There are many downsides to painting ceramic tile, one is the smell. A strong epoxy is required which emits powerful fumes requiring days of ventilation. Elbow grease is a minimum when painting tile, in order to allow the paint to stick either a ball of steel wool or sandpaper roughing up is necessary on each and every tile! After all this, you must apply multiple coats as well as a top layer, each of which requires time to set and dry, up to days at a time. There is really no guarantee when it comes to these paint jobs, they could ultimately dry patchy, or gloppy and you are forced to live with the result of completely re-do the process. We say pass on this home DIY.