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Interior Projects

If you're ready to tear down the walls and put up some new ones, interior remodeling projects allow you to enlarge living space and create future value for your home. The expansion of your home can lead to spacious and beautiful interiors. A new master bedroom or exciting gaming room are just two popular choices that people make when choosing a renovation project. There are also several ways to create unique cabinets, countertops, and flooring. An essential part to redecorating and rebuilding is understanding the materials, tools and steps required for starting and completing major renovation projects inside your home. Without knowing where to begin, your interiors may suffer visually in the end. You can also figure out ways to really utilize your current interior space, allowing you to spend less time in cleanup.

Every room in your home can benefit from an indoor remodel. There are so many different house plans to help you create the perfect space. You may simply want a more contemporary look or you want to change completely to a Victorian or art deco style home. You can get a lot of help designing these styles with a professional architect. From major all over projects to individual projects, you can create a much more welcoming and unique home by changing your interior.

Whether you want to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or living room areas, the type of changes that you may can even include new and exciting ideas, such as lava stone, faux eco-light skylights, and tankless water heaters. While some of these ideas pertain directly to building an energy conscious, you can create some aesthetically pleasing interior designs with the newest technology in remodeling.

You can change your home drastically without knocking down any walls or taking a jackhammer to the floors. You can create welcoming areas to any room without rearranging the floor plan either. By changing the paint, adding wall décor, and changing subtle details, you can really create more livable space.

Interior Painting


Painting rooms can be very time-consuming, especially if you don't go through the basic process to ensure that you get the right color and type of paint for your home. In total, you can spend a couple of hours on a paint job and then realize that it looks shabby. However, a fresh coat of paint always looks good for a room with the right color. If you don't know how to use a roller brush or what type of paint to pick, this article should give you some ideas about the tools and application process for interior painting.

Types of Brushes

To paint inside your home, you'll need to use different brushes. Trim and sash brushes have pencil handles and they are used like a pencil. This is for intricate details. Beaver-tail brushes and larger brushes will need a stronger grip because the brushes are wider and heavier. You should hold the handle with your whole hand, letting the handle span the width of your palm as you would hold a tennis racket. If you are working with large, flat surfaces, then you want to use this painting technique and brush. You also need to work on a loading brush. You need to get as much paint on the wall as possible without dribbling or dripping onto your floor.

Beginning to Paint

Load your brush with as much paint as possible, dipping the brush and moving the brush around inside the paint pan to open the bristles and let the paint fill inside of the brush completely. You can push the brush gently into the paint with each dip to properly load. Slap the brush against the inside of the paint can or lightly drag across the inside edge of the lip to remove any excess paint. If you want to neatly paint up to a line where two edges or colors meet, use a trim brush with a beveled bristle.

Painting the Ceiling

You want to use cut in strokes toward the center of the room, working away from the wall. As you paint, you'll stroke smoothly and horizontally across, working across the ceiling and following the direction of the wall. Even if you are using the same color of paint on adjoining surfaces, you should continue to use this method of cutting in with a two-inch-wide borders rather than just trying to use a loaded brush directly into a corner.

Beading

Beading is another cutting-in approach. You can use this approach to eliminate the need to use masking tape to protect one painted area from another. You should use a beveled trim brush that has brushes with lengthy bristles. Perch the brush so that your thumb is on one side of the metal and your fingers are on the other side. You can press the brush lightly against the surface, and as you move the brush, add more pressure to make the bristles bend away from the direction of your brushstroke. You can hold the brush about 1/16-inch away from the colored surface. The bent bristles and pressure will release a fine bead of paint that will spread into the gap that you created.

Using Rollers

For large interior walls, you can use a roller instead of a regular brush. Rollers make painting less time-consuming and will allow you to cover a large area in a small amount of time. Like with brushes, you'll need to place the roller in water first for latex paint or an appropriate thinner for other types of paint. Roll out any excess water on a piece of scrap paper or even on a paper bag. You don't want to use newspaper for this because the roller tends to pick up the ink. Fill the pan about half full and set the roller into the middle of the pan. Lift the roller and roll it down the slope of the pan to load it. You should paint one area at a time, working in two by three or three by four foot squares.