With the world of interior painting, things can get expensive quickly if you aren’t careful and get out of control, putting the number of places where you can paint at a limit.
If you know what you are doing and plan it out well, you can have a well-painted interior without spending a ton of money on the paintwork.
It’s just a matter of careful and detailed planning and having good sources for your supplies.
With that being the case, here are five ideas for interior painting on a budget in San Diego, CA.
Some think there’s just one place where you can buy paint, and that is at the store — either online or in person.
For those people, it may come as a surprise to find out that there are places you can get paint at absolutely no cost, and those are the centers where you can go to drop off unneeded paint, so it gets processed and not harm the environment.
At those same places, you can also pick up paint that other people had dropped off.
You cannot pour through a catalog and pick whichever color you want, but if you’re flexible on the color, you can have the pick of the litter.
One of the biggest wastes of money is buying more paint than you need and then having nothing to do with that excess paint.
It’s better to have a little more than you need, but if you find yourself with a few buckets, you wasted your hard-earned money.
Instead, you can figure out how much you’ll need by using a paint calculator.
The calculators will tell you how much you will need based on the dimensions of what you will be painting.
You might think using a primer will increase the cost of your painting job because you must get a primer besides the paint.
However, using a primer makes the paint last significantly longer than if you don’t use primer, so in the long run, you will spend less money because you won’t have to repaint the area as often.
When you paint, it’s essential to remove light switch covers before painting because it’s a lot easier to remove them and then paint rather than painting with them on and then having to clean the covers somehow.
While you are doing this, put the screws back into the light cover switch holes, and so you won’t lose them.
Though the cost of a few screws might seem fairly minimal, losing them will cause you to have to spend the time to find and buy them.
Drop cloths are a vital part of the painting process, but they can be costly — and for a good reason, as they are usually much better than cheap disposable plastic meant for painting.
What you might not realize is that a decent vinyl tablecloth that can be found at some dollar stores and thrift stores when in stock is a more than adequate substitute for a cloth drop cloth.