Bathroom Ceiling Painting On A Budget In St. Louis, MO
You may have to paint your bathroom ceiling and come to realize that the price of doing so is significantly more than you had previously anticipated.
However, what you may not realize is that there are things you can do to bring down the cost of your bathroom ceiling painting project.
Best of all, you can do these things without worrying about the impact that you’re going to have on the look of the painting project — it will still look just as good and just cost you less.
Let’s have a look at some tips for getting your bathroom ceiling painted on a budget without negatively affecting the look of it.
1. Using Mistinted Paint
There are times when people want to make use of a certain shade of paint and they have a particular color in mind — and they go to the paint store in hopes of getting that color created for them.
They then do not have to buy the paint once it is mixed for them — it’s possible they will see the paint and be displeased with how it turned out.
When that happens, the paint is then often sold at a discount — with the caveat being that you have much fewer choices in what color you get, but you do end up paying less for the paint.
With a bit of an open mind and perhaps the thought that you could change other things in the room in the future to better match the ceiling, this is one way you can save a little money in painting.
2. Borrowing The Equipment
A big expense in painting your bathroom ceiling is the equipment that you will be using to paint it.
While some people might have painting projects they plan on taking on in the future, some do such painting projects much more rarely, leaving the equipment just sitting around in storage for years at a time.
If this is the case for you, it’s better really to just borrow the equipment that you’re going to use — sometimes friend or family will be able to loan you the equipment.
Of course, the best way that you can approach it is to try to give it back to them in better condition (cleanliness wise) than you got it so that if you should want to ask in the future, you won’t be denied.
3. Measuring The Ceiling Properly
As mentioned earlier, paint can be a big expense in painting your ceiling — and primer too, as we shall soon discuss.
However, there’s no reason why you should buy too much of these — and the way that you can avoid getting too much paint and primer is to properly measure your ceiling before you buy.
By measuring, you will be able to calculate how much paint and primer to buy and thus not buy either too much or too little, both of which would be a waste of money.
4. Using Primer First
If you are wondering how it’s possible that primer, which costs extra money, could possibly save you money on a painting project, you need to think about the cost of the project over a period of time.
Specifically, the period of time between when you paint the ceiling and when it starts to have an aged look and needs to be painted again.
By making use of a primer, you will ensure that the paint you subsequently apply stays on the surface being painted longer and so the overall cost of the project will be lower over time.
The fact that it will help your paint go on more smoothly is of course a nice added bonus.
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