If you need to give the inside of your home or office a fresh coat of paint this winter, you’re not alone! Many households are taking advantage of the cold weather to tackle their indoor painting projects. You might even already have a color scheme or design in mind! If you’re serious about your project, you may have done research about the cost, too. A professional paint job can cost a lot of money, deterring many people from even starting the project. (Use this home interior painting calculator to figure out the cost for your space.) Fortunately, there are many ways to help lower the overall cost of a painting project, saving you and your family money. For this month’s blog, we will be giving you 4 tips to save money on your next indoor painting project!
The most expensive part of any painting project is professional labor. If you have decided to take on the project by yourself, that’s amazing! You are saving thousands of dollars by tackling your indoor painting projects yourself (or with friends/family). For those that want or need professional services, there is still hope to save money. You can lower labor costs by performing small duties like cleaning, sanding, and even painting small areas by yourself. Just remember, any duties that you can perform yourself will ultimately lower the cost of hiring a professional.
Often, the second-most costly aspect of a paint job is the paint. A gallon of paint can cost you anywhere from $25 – $100 depending on a variety of different factors. Some of these factors can include mold-resistant or self-cleaning paint (like Activa Coating), brand name, color, and the number of gallons needed. While you should pick the best paint for your home, there are still many ways to save money.
Calculate Wall Space
Oftentimes, people find themselves purchasing too much or too little paint for their projects. Having too much leftover paint or having to purchase more ultimately wastes time and money. Although, having a bit of leftover paint for touchups at a later date is great! Just be sure to not have too much leftover. A quart or less is a good amount to keep in storage for touching-up purposes. Additionally, using a paint calculator, like this one, can help you find the exact amount of paint needed for your project.
Only Use Primer When Needed
Almost all self-priming paints do an amazing job and don’t require you to purchase primer. Activa Coating is a paint you don’t need a primer for unless you are covering a very bright or dark color or your walls have never been painted. Make sure to keep this in mind when finding your paint.
Find Your Price Range
Ultimately, buying the cheapest paint isn’t always the best idea. That said, you don’t need to break the bank for paint either. Finding a healthy price range and investing in a quality product will have the best results for your home. Activa Coating is a great price for high-quality paint. Browse our products to find your perfect one and start cleaning the air in your home today.
The reuse of past painting materials is always recommended to lower the overall cost of the project. Materials such as brushes, rollers, tape, tarps, and more can be reused or borrowed from friends, family, or neighbors. If you do need to buy supplies, invest in quality products so you can keep them for the future. Buying new materials for each new project can run up costs significantly.
Always make sure to prepare your space properly before painting, which saves you time and money. Having a painting mistake or even a little spillage can take a long time to correct and may be costly. It could even result in a permanently damaged item that may need to be replaced. Make sure to take steps to avoid accidents by preparing for the project. Preparation can include cleaning the walls, setting up tarps and covering surfaces, placing painter’s tape, removing outlet faces, dressing appropriately, and more.
Overall, taking on a big project like interior painting doesn’t have to burn a hole in your wallet or savings. There are many ways that you can cut a $5,000 painting project in half (or more!). By implementing even just one of these tips will help you save time and money. Also remember that Activa Coating is an affordable and high-quality paint that will help purify the air in your home, keep surfaces clean, and whisk away odors. Happy painting!