Renew Your Home for the Festivities: Tips for Refreshing Interior and Exterior Walls
The holiday season isn’t just about decking the halls with ornaments and mistletoe—it’s also the ideal time to rejuvenate your living space! What better way to give your home a seasonal lift than by revamping both the inside and outside walls? Below, find some guidance to help transform your home into a holiday spectacle.
1. Refreshing Interior Walls:
a. Picking the Perfect Paint: Opt for inviting shades such as deep greens, warm reds, or cozy neutrals. Consider eco-friendly options like low-VOC or zero-VOC paints for a healthier indoor atmosphere.
b. Preparation Like a Pro: Smooth out any imperfections using sandpaper, patch up holes or cracks, and prime your walls to achieve a flawless final coat.
c. Adding Flair with Accent Walls: Create a focal point by painting one wall in a contrasting colour or introducing trendy wallpaper for an eye-catching effect.
2. TLC for Exterior Walls:
a. Thorough Cleaning and Prep: Kickstart the process by power washing the exterior to eliminate accumulated dirt and grime. Mend any damaged areas and ensure surfaces are completely dry.
b. Selecting Weather-Resistant Paint: Choose top-notch, weather-resistant paint suited for your local climate to ensure enduring vibrancy.
c. Enhancing Curb Appeal: Play with bold colours or timeless combinations to elevate the aesthetic of your home’s exterior.
3. Tools and Techniques:
a. Invest in Quality Brushes and Rollers: Superior brushes and rollers ensure smoother application and better coverage.
b. Mastering Proper Techniques: Apply paint with even strokes, work from top to bottom, and allow ample drying time between coats for a professional-grade finish.
c. Prioritize Safety Gear: Safety first! Wear goggles, gloves, and masks, particularly when dealing with paint fumes or sanding.
4. Final Flourishes:
a. Detailing Trims and Highlights: Emphasize architectural details by using contrasting trims or refreshing door and window frames for a cohesive look.
b. Leveraging Lighting: Thoughtfully placed lighting can accentuate freshly painted walls, indoors and outdoors, enhancing their beauty during festive evenings.
Remember, refreshing your walls isn’t just about appearances—it’s also about preserving and safeguarding your home. Drop by Strand Hardware for expert guidance, premium paints, and all the necessary tools to make your home sparkle this holiday season.
Eager to turn your home into a festive paradise? Let’s start painting!