Planning your painting and decorating project

Before you start your painting and decorating project, you need to prepare. This will make sure that the job matches your needs, works with your tastes and will fit within your DIY budget. Here are three important considerations to make before starting.


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What Is Your Budget?




The first thing you need to do is determine the amount of money you have to spend. With a big enough budget, you can save yourself a lot of time and hassle by hiring painters and decorators to do the work for you. You will still need to do some planning and help them with the decisions but you do not need to stay in a house full of paint fumes while they work.



If you do not have the budget to hire someone, then you will need to consider the money you have and the way that you will spend it. You will need various types of materials, including paint or wallpaper, shelving units and the tools needed to do the job. You may have to sacrifice the Dulux paint to afford other areas if you have a tight budget.



Paint vs. Wallpaper



There are pros and cons to both options and you need to run through all of them. Consider the room that is being decorated to determine whether wallpaper or paint is the best option. When it comes to living rooms and bedrooms, it may be worth adding some pattern with wallpaper, even if it is just one wall or a border around the room.




For businesses, commercial painting and industrial painting are often the better option. These will last longer, take less time to complete and cost less in the long term. You can also get the neutral colours that are often needed for the style of office or room.



Choosing Your Colours



It is worth asking for chips of the paint for samples instead of the colours on fabric. This gives you a better idea of how the colours will look on the wall and whether they stand out the way you expected. The last thing you want is to buy one colour, finish the room and realise that it is too dark/light for your needs.



Take your time when it comes to redecoration. This helps you save money and find something that will suit your tastes perfectly.