Where to begin
I just bought a new house and need to paint all the rooms. I don't have time to go from store to store to look at all the my options. Do you know of any websites that will help me through this process..selecting the color, steps I need to take, etc?
Do want to know how to paint or are you asking how to pick out colors?
Where to begin
Thanks for the help. I'm looking for help on selecting the colors and some advice on other things I'll need to think about...how to tape walls, brushes to use, etc.
A quality paint will always make the project go quicker. smoother, and last longer
I'd recommend either Ben Moore or Sherwin Williams
There are a few other good products also
You will almost always get better products at a paint store, rather than a paint department somewhere
Truly quality tools will make you project go easier and look better
Best to get them at a paint shop, not a paint dept.
Even the Purdy brushes (a standard) are de-spec'd at Home Depot
Corona and Wooster make some other good brushes
Ask at the paint store, they'll help with what's available in your area (and have the good Purdys)
Roller sleeves, one of the biggest DIYer mistakes is to go with a cheap roller sleeve
Another is to go with too small a nap
I'd recommend a quality sleeve with at least a 1/2" nap
(try a 50/50 wool/poly, more money but they work spectacular and are easily washed for re-use)
A note on technique: don't try and squish all the paint out of a sleeve
I'd recommend dispensing with the tape (yes, be a tape dispenser!)
Perhaps one of the most over- and mis- used tools by DIYers
It can cause way more problems than it helps, and rarely looks better than cutting a line by hand
The best article I've seen on taping is by our own ProWallGuy
I don't think he'll mind if I quote it here:
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