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DIY: Home Decorating Tips and Tricks

by Aaron Clifford Author
home decorationModern decoration products are definitely designed to be in favour of their home owners, so that they can enjoy good look and quality. However, good preparation goes a long way towards getting the best results and causes the minimum disruption to home life.  

Manage your time. Make sure you have decided how much the job is likely to take. Will it take the weekend or the whole week. Are the evenings free? These are all important issues to be considered. Of course, all the answers depend on which rooms will be selected for decoration. A good advice is to take some more time for the more essential rooms like the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, which should be renovated with minimum disruption.  

Prepare. It is recommended to have all the needed materials before you start the decoration process. At all costs, avoid having to down tools on the job to go shopping because it takes up valuable time.  

Before you start working, just make sure you've emptied the whole room. Some may prefer to cover all the areas with sheets or newspapers, for example. The best practice is to do all the preparation and coverings in the evening, so you could use the valuable daylight for the decoration process. If you are a woman, or you simply don't want to move all the furnishings out of a certain room, just place all the things in one part of the room. I usually centre all the furnishings and cover them with an old sheet. If the carpet has plenty of war left, you could use plastic sheets to protect it. Always leave the carpets after you've done with the decoration process. Don't forget to cover your windows too. However, if you forget to do it, you could simply call your highly expert window cleaners Hammersmith. As a general rule, the time spent preparing surfaces determines the quality of the finish and how long it will last. You should spend the same amount of time washing, filling and sanding surfaces as you do applying paper and paint.    

Checklist 

  • always plan the job before you start it  
  • buy all the materials in advance.  
  • clear the room completely, or move heavy furniture to the centre and cover in clean plastic sheeting  
  • open the windows so fresh air enters the room 
  • apply paint during the day, if possible 
  • use a roller instead of a brush when you need to paint something 
  • painting priority is as follows:  ceiling,  walls,  woodwork 
  • when hanging wallpaper, paint the ceiling, followed by the woodwork and hang the paper last  
  • the secret of a good finish lies in good preparation. Time spent preparing surfaces should be equal to time spent painting and papering them 
  • buy the best quality materials you can afford. The job will be much easier and quicker with quality paint and paper. I believe you've liked all the the tips and tricks shown above. 

Enjoy your newly renovated home. And remember to take regular care of it.
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