When you want to paint the interior of your home, there are many factors that come into play but for a good number of people, the budget can be one of the biggest considerations.
Of course, you don’t want to have your interior paint job go poorly because you always go with the cheaper priced options — but there are ways to lower the price of an interior paint job without having it look like everything came out of the dollar spot.
With that in mind, let’s look at seven tricks to interior painting on a budget in Conroe, TX.
1. Measure Before You Paint
One area in which people sometimes will spend more money than is necessary is in the area of paint — specifically because even though they are getting paint for the right price, they might be buying way more than necessary.
Of course, it’s not a bad idea to have some extra paint on hand in case you have a need to do some touchup work, but beyond that, you’re looking at paint that’s just going to go unused and possibly eventually be unusable down the line.
To avoid this, you should first measure the area where you are painting and then take the measurements and input them into a paint estimation calculator — it will tell you about how much paint you’re going to need to paint a certain number of square feet.
2. Consider Mis-Tinted Paint
If you’re not familiar with the idea of mis-tinted paint, that’s okay — it’s a fairly common thing that happens in the world of painting wherein a person goes into a paint store and chooses a certain tint for their paint that doesn’t already exist in the store.
The store will tint paint for the person but that doesn’t mean that they will be satisfied with how the tint looks — and that leaves the store with a certain amount of paint in a specific tint that was not to the liking of a customer.
That’s where you come in and buy the paint at a discount — but be aware that there is a caveat in the form of you won’t have a choice in the color as much as you would if you were to just choose your own color.
3. Prime Before You Paint
It’s important to apply a coat of primer before you paint — by doing so, you will have a paint job that lasts longer.
The benefit of having this longer lasting paint job is that you won’t have to paint again for a good period of time, which saves you money in the long run.
4. Paint More Slowly
The benefits of painting more slowly aren’t always immediate or apparent but they are as follows — by painting more slowly, you are making fewer mistakes in the painting process.
This is good in that by making fewer mistakes, you won’t have to go back and fix them — which takes time and money.
5. Borrow Tools Rather Than Buy
It’s entirely possible that when you want to paint, you might already know someone in your community who has recently painted.
You can also try neighborhood social media groups to see if anyone that lives near you has tools you can borrow — of course, this requires a certain level of trust.
6. Drop Cloths For The Floor
One thing you can do for yourself to save money on your interior painting is to better protect your floors.
Though it might seem good to just get the cheapest floor protection possible, these often will have your floors covered in paint — which you then have to spend time and money cleaning.
A better quality drop cloth will protect your floors and your investment.
7. Go For An Accent Wall
Lastly, if you don’t absolutely need to paint (in that your previous paintwork is not old enough that it doesn’t need to be fully repainted) consider doing just an accent wall to update the look of one of your rooms.
You’ll use less paint and spend less time doing it — and these will both save you money on your painting project while still getting a room to look nicer.
If you need professional help to choose paint, paint colors, and painting your home in The Woodlands, Texas, or Conroe, Texas, our crew at Streamline Painting can help.
Book a FREE estimate below or call us today at 936-718-8354 for more details.
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