Trans­form your home this sea­son with a fresh coat of paint

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With win­ter quickly ap­proach­ing and more time be­ing spent in­side the com­forts of the home en­ter­tain­ing, spend­ing time with fam­ily or sim­ply re­cov­er­ing from the busy sum­mer, there is no bet­ter time to freshen up the in­te­rior of your home with a new coat of paint.

Paint­ing is an easy, in­ex­pen­sive way to breathe new life into your home and to give your home new curb ap­peal with­out hav­ing to make any ad­di­tional dec­o­ra­tive or re­con­struc­tive changes.

Get pre­pared with the right sup­plies

Avoid mak­ing any last-minute runs to the store and en­sure you have ev­ery­thing for a great paint job by work­ing with the fol­low­ing check­list of paint­ing es­sen­tials: Mask­ing tape Drop cloths Paint tray Paint brushes, rollers and roller cage Paint ex­ten­sion pole Step lad­der seem smaller and more in­ti­mate.

Have a favourite colour you want on the wall? A paint match sys­tem can match the colour of any item, fab­ric, piece of cloth­ing, etc. to bring your favourite hue to life on your walls.

Get­ting the right amount

Choos­ing a colour

There are many things to con­sider when choos­ing what colour will best suit the rooms and dé­cor in your home. Start by con­sid­er­ing the colour of your fur­nish­ings and how much light the room gets dur­ing the day – both will de­ter­mine how the paint ap­pears in the room. Room size and use are also im­por­tant when de­cid­ing – light colours will make the room ap­pear larger and more re­lax­ing, while darker colours can make a room

A paint cal­cu­la­tor will help de­ter­mine how much paint you need for each room in your home.

Don’t have time to take on the project? Your lo­cal hard­ware store will do the work for you! Pro­fes­sional pain­ters can trans­form the in­te­rior and ex­te­rior of your home by paint­ing ar­eas such as walls and ceil­ings; win­dows, doors and trim; porches, and even con­crete floors. Th­ese paint­ing ser­vices could come with a free in-home es­ti­mate.

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