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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.

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