5 painting tips from the pros

April 18, 2013

Jackie Jordan, director of Color Marketing for Sherwin-Williams, offers five tips for tackling a painting project:

1. Be sure to have the right amount of paint and supplies before beginning. Paint calculators that help gauge how much paint is needed are available online.

2. Take it one room at a time, starting with the most frequently used spaces, such as a bedroom or living room.

3. First paint the ceiling, then the walls and finally the trim.

4. Test out a new color by applying it to a small piece of foam board or poster board. Move it around the room throughout the day to see how the color looks in different lighting conditions.

5. If you don’t know what color to choose, identify a colorful object that you like such as artwork or a lively piece of furniture and build your color palette around it.

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