House painting can be a load of fun for the whole family to get involved in. Whether it be siding, a new room, or simply for the fun of adding in some kind of design. Here are some tips to make your painting project easier, while also increasing the fun factor.
Have as many people involved as possible
Getting a group of friends together or family members commonly makes the project run more smoothly. It feels less and less like you’re doing work, and more as though you are just enjoying time together. This will lead to higher productivity, quicker completion time, and a better overall feeling around the project itself.
However, you do need to be careful with who you involve in the project. Too many cooks in the kitchen can get messy, as well as give your project completion an unbalanced quality. As long as there’s an agreed upon method of completion, communication through the project, and overall consistency, you should be able to work together. Also, children can be a factor. Make sure their workload isn’t too strenuous. They very easily can get overworked and lose interest in helping out the parents with the job. Make sure to avoid this becoming an issue and gauge how involved they really are.
What is the painting objective?
Are you patching over a previously poor paint job? Does the room just need a fresh look? Is there a new addition to the family? Answer this question first and go from there. Then, you can have a better idea of what the project is actually set out to accomplish.
When you have an objective, delegating roles and giving people reasonable work is far easier. Their contribution is very black and white, which allows for you to limit or not limit someone’s impact. This should keep people at the level of involvement they want, and ensure that everyone’s enjoying the process.
Is it just the interior, or exterior as well?
Interiors are more commonly a fun at-home project for families to do. However, exteriors have a bit more that go into them. They have to be more considerate of the climate, elements in general, and giving guests a good first impression. If it’s your first project painting your house, while it may be fun to do the exterior, it can also be frustrating. Be sure to take this into account first and prepare to seek out professional assistance if necessary.
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Overall, painting projects are often strenuous work when done on your own, and can be overcomplicated if you are doing it for the first time. It’s fun to do with family, but also can be a pain in pushing towards completion. Should you need assistance or any further notes on how you can improve the current work you’re doing, we’d love to speak with you. Give us a call today to learn more about what we can do to assist your next painting project. We’re really looking forward to hearing from you soon!