In looking to update your home, it bears going through every room and thinking about what can be done to improve it — and sometimes just the very act of maintaining your home so that it doesn’t fall into disrepair as it were requires us to make this same kind of walkthrough.
If you happen to think about your dining room as a candidate for one such update, you may wonder what you can do — should you decorate the room or perhaps add an accent wall… or maybe even just paint the walls of the dining room a different color or colors from what they are now?
If you decide to paint, do you know how to best get the painting done?
One important thing that you should do when you’re looking to paint your dining room is to remove as much of the furniture as possible from the room before you start any of the preparation for painting.
As much as we might care for our furniture and keeping it in the room with us when it comes to painting the walls you may well find that they will get in the way and also can find themselves being candidates for getting paint stains.
By removing the furniture you will eliminate both of these issues — and of course, if it’s not possible to remove any given piece of furniture, it should be moved as far away from the walls as possible.
In any given interior painting project, you are better off if you plan the work more in advance than if you just decide on a whim to paint the walls of the room and then start work that day.
The difference between the former and the latter is tremendous – by planning the work in advance you’ll be able to figure out how much paint you’ll need as well as how much there will be to paint — both important things you will need in your painting project.
In the dining room, you can just imagine that there’s going to be a lot of food going around and though a person can try really hard to be careful as they walk, it’s entirely possible that the walls might get a bit dirty as a result and if you use a sheen that is too flat, it will be difficult if not impossible to clean.
If you make use of a paint that is glossier, however, it will be considerably easier to clean and so since you want a surface that is relatively easy to clean (in that you wipe it off to clean it) it’s good to use such a sheen.
Before you commit to a color that is going to go into your dining room, it’s a good idea to think carefully about the various colors that you have at your disposal as it were and pick one or two that is going to be right for you you your walls.
Though of course, you can easily pick a color by going to the paint store and looking through the various options they have in paint swatches, there is nothing that is going to compare to taking home a couple of small paint samples, making small squares on the wall, and then seeing how they hold up at night, during the day, etc.
By seeing how they actually look on your wall you’ll have a better idea of whether the colors will do well in your room.
Lastly, remember to protect the floor — ideally with some sort of drop cloth that will be thick enough to not allow the paint to get through.
The heavier the drop cloth, the more it will not move around as you are walking which makes for better protection for the floor.
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