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Painting Tips from AMS of San Antonio

When moving into a new place, whether it’s a house or an apartment, a lot of people like to paint the place first. It gives it character, a fresh new look, not to mention that it makes it your own. You’ll decide the paint color or even technique for matter. There are many ways to save money when it comes to painting, and since it’s part of moving into a new space, All My Sons Moving and Storage of San Antonio will give you a few tips on how to stay within budget and still have spectacular walls and décor in your brand new home.

If you do it yourself, you’ll save a lot of money, plus you won’t have to deal with the possibility of an unprofessional painter doing the work. By doing it yourself, you’re in charge of buying the paint, choosing the colors and have total control over the project. You can make it fun and involve your family too. Take your children out to pick colors and have you family join you with a brush or paint roll of their own.

Make sure you choose good quality brushes that are comfortable and won’t shed into the paint. You don’t want to lose bristles as you go from wall to wall. Get a few in different sizes so you can paint hard-to-reach spots too. The same story goes for paint rollers, you’ll use these for large areas. Don’t forget the paint aluminum or plastic trays where you can dip your paint roller.

Before you go for it, so to speak, make sure your walls are clean. And if you haven’t moved in just yet, it should be easy to spot a crack or a patch to fill in a wall.

Choose the right paint for your walls. You can get a latex paint which dries quickly and practically has no odor Or you can also use the alkyd paint which is mostly used on interior trims. It’s stain resistant but smells strong and takes time to dry.

You also have to choose the right color for the different rooms in the house. Different colors have different meaning and evoke different moods. Go to your local paint shop and check out the color swatches. You can also bring them back home with you, so you can ‘test’ it on your own walls. Ask your family’s opinion, discuss it over dinner one night. It makes for nice conversation and makes everyone feel part of the homeownership. You local paint specialist can also help make up your mind. You’ll find brochures with advice and tips on painting your walls next to the paint swatches. Remember, the color looks a little different when it’s still wet, so let it dry before you completely make up your mind about it. And don’t forget, if you don’t like it, you can always paint over it.

 Make sure that everyone who paints is wearing a protective mask and when you’re finished painting air out the room for at least 2 days after.

When you’re done painting and you’re ready to move, call All My Sons of San Antonio to do the move for you. We’re a licensed and insured moving company with offices across the U.S. All My Sons Moving and Storage of San Antonio is backed by four generations of moving experience and our moving specialists are pros at residential moves as well as corporate ones and relocations. Just give us a call, you’ll be glad you did.