In order to save money or time, many homeowners are very interested in doing most simple repair, maintenance, or improvement tasks around their home by themselves. One task that fits this description is painting a room in your home. If you’re looking to paint the exterior of your house or a large portion of the interior, it may be a better idea to hire a professional. However, with a little research and planning, you can do a great job on your own.

For example, what color will you paint? For many prospective home buyers, neutral colors are more appealing. What type of paint will you use? Latex-based and oil-based paints have different uses and application methods. Are you aware of some basic techniques that will help you get better results? For example, the details of the room are often what show the difference between a professional and an amateur. Avoid dripping due to too much paint, and use painter’s tape to keep clean lines around edges.

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