Read These Pro Tips Before Your Next Painting Project

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Don’t Forget to TestHaving a collection of colour chips at home isn’t going to represent what the paint actually looks like on the wall. Prepare some large pieces of lining paper and paint your chosen colour over a big area on the paper, then stick the swatches to the wall. Some shades will appear lighter or darker depending on surrounding colours and lighting in the room, while over a larger surface, most colours appear darker. And don’t forget, the type of paint finish you pick also affects the colour.Steal top tips from the pros. The magic of employing a professional is that they’ll often share golden nuggets of information, such as Baker’s solution for spilling oil-based paint on carpet. “Fully wet the area around the outside of the spill with water first to stop it spreading, remove as much of the paint with paper towels,” he says, “then use turpentine to remove the remaining paint. Dab dry with paper towels.”

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