You get a lot of time to think while you paint, and today as I painted long trim boards, I found myself thinking about how my ability to paint well has afforded me much nicer spaces and home-lifestyle than I would be able to have without. I believe anyone can perfect the skill of painting. We're talking painting basics and how to get them right.
Many home-owners and home-renters put up with drab, ugly, dingy spaces because the thought of painting is simply daunting. We've all done it: looked at the pin on Pinterest or the page in House Beautiful Magazine and thought "Oooh, that color would be perfect in the bedroom ... I could do that!" Then the thought of purchasing brushes, rollers, tape, sandpaper and drop-cloths creeps in. And, soon, we start thinking of the steps it takes and the time-line involved and say "Forget it! When I have money, I'll hire it out." Needless to say, it never happens and you continue to live in a space that doesn't make you happy. And your space should make you happy and comfortable.
A major part of beating this cycle is to have good and well-maintained supplies on hand and at-the-ready, this is step one. Go out and purchase good supplies and plan on taking care of them. Read the packaging about how to clean and maintain your tools. Store them well and that first negative thought is eliminated. Supplies you should have on hand are:
Start assembling your tool kit and we'll talk about putting it to use in Part 2!