Planning to paint your entire home interiors but clueless where to start? Let us help you prioritise your to-do list so that you can enjoy a hassle-free and smooth home painting experience.
Whether you have just shifted into a new home or you want to get the whole home painted, you still have to decide which rooms you should start with first. Without any clear plan in mind, the project can end up taking longer than what you originally planned for.
Before deciding which rooms to paint first, make sure the painting work is executed at the least busy hours during the day. Which room should be painted first, second, third, and so on is as subjective as the picking up of the paint colours. Once you keep that in mind, start with the room that matters the most to you. Choose a room which is the most used so that you are able to function well and one that is not compromised so much by this painting project. Walk through each room and imagine yourself going about your daily routine.This little exercise will help you figure out which room do you consider most important and which one would you like getting painted first. Prioritise the room you spend the most time in.
Bedroom–It is a great idea to begin with the painting of your bedroom first as you will quickly be able to settle back into living your normal life. Once you complete the bedroom, you will have a place to sleep and bathroom facilities to use, so you won’t feel like someone camping. By prioritising this room, you will be at ease when the rest of the house is being painted. However, before starting with the wall painting in the bedroom, you need to move all the furniture away from the walls. Since the furniture in the bedroom tends to be the heaviest like the bed with heavy frames and dressers, it can be burdensome. However, if you entrust your painting work to professionals, they do take care of the furniture moving and covering, ensuring total peace of mind.
Another thing to take into account while thinking of bedroom painting is that it is done as early as possible in the day, allowing time all through the day for paint fumes to dissipate.It is also important to keep in mind that the room is well-ventilated during and after the painting and there is no direct sunlight falling on the freshly-painted walls. Harsh sunlight can cause paint to dry too quickly, resulting in damage to the paintwork.
Bathroom– If the bathroom is a separate room and not attached to your bedroom, you can move on to getting it painted next as this is a room you will use every day on a regular basis, no matter what.
Kitchen– If you are planning to paint the entire house at once, the kitchen is also a great place to start, because if the kitchen is inoperable, the rest of your life can come to a standstill. You will not be able to eat healthy meals and you will end up spending a lot of money on food takeaways or going to a restaurant. Also, the longer your kitchen remains inaccessible, the more likely your food products will perish. Thus, before you move on to the living room, starting with the kitchen is a good idea as this way you can quickly put it back to use and into the rotation of your day-to-day living.
Living room– Many professional painters recommend that you begin the painting job in the living room the last as this is one room that is easiest to do without and will probably take the longest time to paint.Assuming that this is the largest room in the entire house, you will need to be mentally prepared for the amount of time it will take to paint it. You will have to move the furniture into the other rooms of the house.
Dining room–Given that so many homes do not feature a dining room, you need not prioritise this room. This room can be shifted more towards the bottom of your list of priorities.
Laundry room – If there is a laundry room in your house, it is fine to keep it for the last. Painting the laundry room the last will keep the bad smell away from your clothes. It is also best to get the laundry done before starting the paint work in this room.
If you or your family members are sensitive to paint odours, you can choose a low VOC paint that will reduce or eliminate the smells associated with fresh paint.
Also, it is equally important for the painting work to start from the top down when it comes to a room, as it helps to see and correct drips or runs. It is also recommended that the ceiling be painted first, then the walls. It is advised that the large areas be painted first, then the trims. Apart from this, do not forget to remove light fixtures such as chandeliers and hanging lights while painting the ceilings. Lesser the obstructions while painting, better the outcome.
By painting one room at a time, you will be finished before you know it. Follow this guide to enjoy a seamless painting experience.
As always, the experts at Berger Paints India are here to help you with all your painting needs. Opt for house painting by Berger Paints and we will help your project go from a headache to a hassle-free experience that you can’t wait to tell everyone about.
Our experts will make this process easier for you by prioritising the right rooms to be painted in an order that makes the process more convenient and stress-free.
We hope you found this article helpful to understand the approach to take regarding the rooms to be prioritised to make the paint job most effective and easier.
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That’d a good idea to do the bedroom first. I feel like that would be a room that you pretty much need to use every day, so it would be good to get out of the way first so you could use it again. I’ll have to remember that if I decide to have my house painted.