DON'T WAIT WITH PAINT GET MOTIVATED TO PUT PROJECTS IN ACTION
THE motivation to freshen up a room with a new coat of paint often runs out long before the rollers come out.
Whether it is a fear of messing it up, indecision towards picking a colour or a reluctance to take on the tedious bits, there are many reasons why these projects end up on the bottom of our to-do lists.
Painting procrastination is something that even interior design expert Shaynna Blaze is not completely immune to experiencing.
“The bit that I hate the most is the preparing – filling the holes and sanding them and waiting for them to dry,” she says.
Which is why the Taubmans ambassador is happy to be a part of the paint brand’s new program, Paint In 8, to help people combat the problem.
The step-by-step guide helps people conquer their projects in eight weeks.
“Every week everybody gets an email. There’s a video and there’s tips to get you through,” Blaze says.
“Breaking it down into stages really helps people gain the confidence.”
Blaze says setting deadlines for each step and getting friends and family involved can help get you through the hard bits.
“Have a little bit of a sanding party or listen to music – music can get you through a lot of tough steps,” Blaze says.
“If you don’t have that lit- tle goal at the end and know that you have something exciting to look forward to, you are going to tap out.”
When it comes time to paint, Blaze says inexperienced painters should try to look at it as enjoyable.
“People think it’s harder than what it is,” she says.
Break down your painting project into small steps to finally get it done. Inset: Shaynna Blaze.