Tips to Painting a Room

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Adding a new color to the walls will brighten up any room and give it a new look.  Painting just the walls in an average sized room say 10 feet by 12 feet can easily be painted in a half day by one person or in less time if you have an extra set of hands to help. Painting is an excellent beginner DIY home improvement task to tackle.   The key to a successful painting project is to plan out your painting project ahead of time for it  to go more smoothly.

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Finding your paint color can be a challenge as their are so many to chose from.  To help give you some ideas, look online, visit your local paint store, review magazines, ask a friend or neighbor.  Be sure the color you pick  will match well with other elements in your room, such as the linens, if this is bedroom, the window drapes, flooring, and other furnishings.  Often it helps to bring a few paint swatches home ahead of time to see what would look the best on your walls.  Your paint store can help you
determine how much paint you will need to purchase based upon the size of the room.  Before heading to the paint store, measure the length, width, and height of each wall.  Along with the paint you will also need several other item before you start.  They include:  something to cover the floor (tarp, old bed sheets, plastic), spackle, putty knife, sanding block, small flat head scree driver, paint can lid opener, paint brushes, masking tape, roller handles, roller covers, and a roller pan.

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Chuck Solomon is a business adviser, investor and published author serving the home improvement vertical market. He enjoys helping homeowners discover solutions to better care for their homes and assisting home improvement contractors in building their businesses. A former home improvement contractor serving the Triangle area of North Carolina. He also holds a Masters degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His writing has been published on ArticleBase.com, eHow.com, Ezinearticles.com and StartContractor.biz. When not working, Mr. Solomon enjoys hiking, kayaking, cooking, traveling, coaching little league baseball and soccer, spending time with family, and occasionally fixing things around his own house!