Thinking about repainting? Here are some tips!

May 14, 2020

Thinking about repainting? Here are some tips!

It’s hard not to feel cooped up during COVID-19! With stay-at-home measures, safety guidelines, and the often overwhelming feeling that being in an unprecedented time can give, it’s understandable that many of us feel antsy and uncomfortable! Since staying home and being safe are utmost priorities right now, it is important to take care of our mental health and energy by doing a variety of activities to benefit our mind, body, and home.

One great activity that you can dedicate some time to is repainting! This is a great activity because it devotes time and energy to more than just the painting process- a lot of work goes into planning and prepping, as well. However, it is easy to start feeling overwhelmed when it comes to painting, as it can be a pricey home improvement process. Let’s help calm those worries!

The best way to battle feeling stressed about painting is to break the process up into multiple steps. The first step is to plan. Take a look at your rooms and prioritize which you would like to focus on, which needs a bit of sprucing up. You certainly don’t have to tackle all rooms during this process. It might be a good idea to start with a room that gets a lot of use, like a living/family room, kitchen, or bathroom. 

Once you have a gameplan set on which rooms you’d like to repaint, you can explore different colors! This HGTV slideshow on The 2020 Colors of the Year is a great place to start. Blues are incredibly popular this year, as are more organic colors like sage green, and light, pretty tones like blush pink. Repainting can open the door to so many opportunities to redecorate a space, but it can also liven up the decoration and pieces you already use! Take all that into consideration when you think about what color to redo your walls. 

Prepping a space for painting is another important step. These tips from Popular Mechanics are very helpful for anyone looking to do some repainting- no matter their experience with the process. Additionally, with many stores like Home Depot and Lowes offering online ordering, delivery, and curbside pickup, getting the materials you need while staying safe is easy and worry-free!

Repainting is a wonderful home improvement opportunity to start on. The fact that there are many steps to it allows for it to be a project you can invest the time you have on and get something out of it that you are proud of. Even if you aren’t looking to sell your home any time soon, you will benefit from the fresh look of your rooms.