If you find that you are interested in painting a new room in your house, here are some tips
mistakes that I've learned during painting these last couple weeks...
It's not easy, and nearly impossible to paint with a 3 year old
You should always buy paint samples because the colors on the wall look nothing like the paint chips
After 7 samples, you might find that perfect color for your wall
Remember to ask for a paint stir, because
Painting is not as fun as you would think, it's actually time consuming, messy, and practically a workout...be prepared
FrogTape is the best painting tape ever! It has a paintblock technology...that..well gives you sharper lines and that is the extent of my understanding
If you forget to buy extra tray liners, you can accommodate by using foil paper to line the tray, although you will find it does not work very well
Textured and rough surfaces require more paint, buy accordingly
Shur-line edger works way faster on trim than using an angled brush by hand, I may know from first hand experience...no pun intended
Always use a drop cloth, even if you are just painting a little sample! Unless, of course, you like paint on your new hardwood floors...just saying
If you aren't finished painting with a roller, wrap that roller in plastic wrap put it in a bag and keep it in your fridge or freezer. It will keep your roller fresh and ready to use the next day!
Lastly, I've learned that it feels amazing to look at your newly painted room all complete and it does make all the hard work worth it! Especially when you begin to realize your home is starting to come together exactly how you pictured it :)
Hope these tips could help you...or at the very least, give you a little chuckle ;)