Painting Your Utility Room in St. Louis, MO
You may have a good utility room which, of course, serves its purposes, but did you know that you can get the room to look even better with a simple paint job?
The good thing is that if you make the time to learn about how to properly paint your utility room, you will ultimately have a better painted room and might get it done sooner.
With that being the case, let’s have a look at some tips and tricks for painting your utility room for a better looking room.
1. There Are Multiple Color Choices
You might look at a typical utility room and think that you are really limited as far as your color choices go but this does not have to be the case at all.
Indeed, you are not really limited at all in terms of color, in that you can make use of just about any color that you’d like for the room so long as it goes with the other colors that you can find in the room as it were.
The key thing is that you have to enjoy looking at the color for the long term so make sure that it’s not just a passing fancy, as it were, when you are choosing your utility room color or colors.
2. More Than One Color Is Okay
Another important thing to bear in mind is that you are not going to be limited to just one color unless that is what you want in painting your room.
There are many color combinations from which you can choose — too many to list here, certainly, and it’s just a matter of taking the primary color which you are using for the room and then finding a color that contrasts with it well.
Of course, you can also make use of a color that is similar to the primary color if you want to have an overall theme that smoothly goes in the room as it were.
3. Protecting The Floor Is Important
In painting the utility room, you will find that there are many times that the paint will drip down and if you want to avoid getting paint on the floor, the best thing that you can do is to lay down a protective tarp or drop cloth that won’t let paint get through it.
As nice as it would be to just say that we are going to be careful when we are painting and therefore avoid the need to put down the protective materials on the floor, the reality is that you will ultimately spend more time trying to be so careful and the end result is that some paint is going to get on the floor anyhow — and then you will have to make the time to clean the floor before the paint sets and makes for an extremely difficult cleanup job.
Better to lay down the tarp or drop cloth and therefore avoid the entire mess possibility on the floor — you’ll just have to pick up the protective material once the paint has dried on the walls.
4. Primer Is Key
There are some steps in the painting process that people think of as being optional and for some reason, applying a coat of primer happens to be one of them and this is unfortunate as it is a key part of the process.
The roles of primer are to make it easier to apply paint to your walls and also to help keep that paint on the wall — and both are important.
By helping to keep the paint on the wall, you are extending the life of the paintwork and as such you will be saving money in painting as it were.
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