Home with Dean Sharp

Home with Dean Sharp

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Painting 101

We're not betting people, but if we were chances are there's at least one D.I.Y project you've done.

Ready for our guess?

Paint. You've painted at least one room or wall in your home.

According to the numbers, the number one home improvement project is painting. We don't blame you. Adding color to our home can make all the difference.

Lucky for you the House Whisperer, Dean Sharp, has all the tips for you when it comes to paint.

Let's do this!

Does paint price really matter?

We hate to break it to you, but yes it does. In the long run, there is no savings in cheap paint.

Okay, but now you're at Home Depot and you're not sure what color you want...

How can you properly get a paint sample from the store to be accurate on your wall?

1. ask if your store has 8 oz. samples

2. paint on the wall to be painted

3. study the light - day and night

4. use a primer

5. paint two coats

6. put competing samples next to each other

7. paint sample colors next to the accent color

When it comes to masking tap, here are some tips.

Tip 1: To avoid lap marks, roll the full height of the wall and keep a wet edge

Tip 2: Mix several cans of paint in a large bucket for a consistent color throughout the room

Tip 3: Let the paint dry, then cut the tape loose for a perfect edge

Tip 4: Paint the trim first, then the ceiling and walls

Tip 5: Clean dirty surfaces so the paint can form a strong bond

Tip 6: Use cotton drop cloths rather than plastic

Tip 7: Feather out paint where you can't keep a wet edge

Tip 8: Sand trim between coats for an ultra-smooth finish

You're ready now.. Make sure you have the proper painting tools.

• Good brushes

• Match bristles to paint chemistry

• Match roller knapp to texture

For more information and help on paint, please listen to the show below :)

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