Newbies Need Practice Before They Paint
I consistently receive phone calls from people asking me to fix their painting (oops) techniques. Here is a few basic ideas to keep in mind before you pick up your brush.
Trendy paint's are exactly that!
Try to stay away from colors or techniques that have a short lived "wow factor" If you do, plan on changing the wall within two years.
Techniques take practice!
Before you tackle a specialty wall that requires several steps or techniques, try practicing on a piece of sheet rock or cardboard. Remember, you want The Perfect wall! not something that looks like your kids art project.
Think about long term
Trust me, long term is the name of the game! Keep it simple stupid (K.I.S.S.) most people tire quickly of bold and dramatic colors.
Try keep at least a quart of paint on hand for touch ups. Many times people want me to fix a specialty wall that requires the original paint (9 out of 10 times they never keep the old paint can) NOT GOOD... matching paint is not an exact science.