Useful hacks when you are painting your home

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Whether it’s your new home, or your current living space, we can all agree that a space can be transformed just by repainting! Painting can be very labour intensive and time consuming, but it doesn’t have to be that if you know the right tips and techniques! Here’s some of our favourite painting hacks that we’ve compiled from TikTok!

1) Let’s start with the types of paint

Satin finish? Semi-gloss? Which one suits the different spaces in your home?

2) Before committing, visualise your concept first!

Experiment with different styles and colours by visualising your concepts through photo editing softwares like Photoshop and see if they work for you! 

3) Your walls need some patching first?

If your walls have holes that need to be covered, smoothen the surface first!

4) Use plastic wrap to cover the paint tray

Hey, here’s another mind blowing trick! Use plastic to cover the paint tray so you won’t have to go through the hassle of washing it afterwards!


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5) Need to use the paint brush again?

Save some time by wrapping the wet paint brush for ease of usage next time!

6) Double coating is the recipe!

You know what they say, two coats’ the charm!

7) Keeping the rims clean!

If you’re not a fan of the rims of paint tins being sticky from excess paint spill, here’s a little nail tip!

8) Achieving the satisfying crisp straight line

Here’s some trade secret: don’t straightaway paint on the tape, but put a little bit of silicone caulk before the first layer of paint!

9) Not just for the walls!

Who says paints are only for walls? Take a look at this bathroom cabinet transformation using just good ‘ol paint!

10) On our way to minimum paint waste!

Don’t want to waste the old paint that has gone a bit dry? You’ll love this paint extender hack!

11) Some gun fun outdoors

Painting outdoors? Why not try a spray gun for a more even coating that covers large areas with lesser effort and time! But don’t forget your mask and eye protection!

12) What’s new? The lime wash trend!

Not a hack, but an inspo! Watch this new lime wash paint trend if you’re into industrial look for your home.

13) Don't be afraid to fail! You can always repaint walls

Yes, walls can always be repainted so go crazy and experiment with the colours!

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