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    3 foolproof ways to paint your house

    Published on 24 June 2014, Tuesday, 4:50 AM

    Painting your house is a great way to start afresh and give your home a brand new look. 

    Occasionally, there can be things you overlook that result in a slightly different look than what we'd hoped for - but not to worry! Here are three foolproof ways to ensure your house paint goes as smoothly as possible. 

    1. Prep the paint area

    All too often, you come across paint jobs that have clearly gone straight onto old wallpaper or paint, leaving strange patterns and colours hiding beneath what could be an amazing new look.

    It's important to remove old wallpaper, sand back walls to a flat surface and coat the area with primer in order to get an even, flawless finish on your paint work. 

    Don't forget to hammer in and old nails that may be protruding from the wall - they are easily hidden with a lick of colour!

    2. Remove fixtures and face plates

    You have probably noticed that the light switches and plug sockets in other people's homes or offices where they have done a little DIY painting tend to have paint splatters on them or an untidy finish around the edges. This is easily avoided by removing their faceplates while you paint, and taping over them with duct tape to keep electrics covered.

    Once painted, you can re-attach these (or replace them with brand new ones!) and enjoy a clean, sleek look to accompany your newly-painted walls.

    3. Keep an old cloth on you

    As you paint, you will notice that you can occasionally leave a few droplets in places you would hope to miss - the floor, furniture and other non- wall surfaces. By keeping an old cloth or rag in your back pocket, you are well-prepared to mop up these spillages before they set and leave your paint job looking less than perfect.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.