Who says that you can’t create your dream home unless you shell out an exorbitant amount for your home painting? The truth is that you can save up on your home painting work without compromising on quality if you know a few handy hacks and tricks.
Wondering how you can be cost-effective when you are home painting? We have come up with 8 amazing tips that will help you save significantly when you are painting your home.
Have a plan
You must chart out a plan and stick to it. This will save you from situations like entering the paint store or furniture store and coming out buying something unnecessary and a waste of your money. Before you start your painting work, sit down, and reflect on a few things like the brand of paint you want to use, the number of coats, do you want to use a primer or skip it, and how many colours you want to use in your space.
Go the DIY route
Want to save drastically? Skip hiring professional paint contractors and paint your home on your own. You can make it a fun bonding session by inviting your friends over the weekend and painting your home together.
Don’t use too many colours
Paints don’t come cheap, so use them wisely. A pro tip is to use not more than 3-4 colours for your entire home. So, decide on 3-4 colours that you love and use them in different proportions and saturations throughout your space. You can also consider picking a 5-gallon bucket of a single hue which you love and use it throughout your space and then add pops of colour through your décor elements or accent walls.
Watch out for paint sales
Paint stores and websites go on sale during a certain period every year. Keep an eye on the socials of your favourite paint brand so that you get to know when they have discounts and offers to avail. You can also consider buying all your home painting supplies from a single local paint store and requesting a discount for buying in bulk.
Inspect your wall condition
Before jumping into renovating your space, it is important that you carefully observe your walls. Note down which walls can do with repainting work and which walls need a fresh coat of paint. If you are thinking of painting your new home, then it is highly recommended that you waterproof your space during its construction itself. This will prevent water seepage and increase the shelf life of your paint which in turn will save you a lot of money in the long run.
Ditch the primer
If you have a very low budget, you can consider skipping the primer or telling your paint contractors to do so. You only need a primer if you are painting a light colour on a dark wall. So, if that is not the case, then you can consider skipping the primer.
Invest in a high-quality paint
This might sound counterproductive to saving money but in the long run, it will save you a ton of money. Pick a high-quality premium paint from the Asian Paints catalogue that is resistant to mould growth, dust, moisture and sun damage. This will ensure that your paint lasts you for at least 10-15 years and you don’t need to touch up your paint for a long time.
Test your paint
You must buy paint swatches and test them against your furniture and during a different time of the day. This will give you a fair idea of how the paint will look and save you from the hassle of buying a large can of paint only to later realise that it doesn’t look good on your walls.
Browse through the Asian Paints catalogue and pick trendy hues for your abode. You can also use Asian Paints’ painting calculator to get an accurate estimate of your painting cost in 2022.