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DIY: How to paint your house yourself

Aqeelah Bawa-Osman Aqeelah Bawa-Osman
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Painting is one of those things that isn't that easy, but does requite some patience. 

Painting your house doesn't need to be a costly affair. You may have to do things yourself, but if you prepare and plan accordingly, your DIY paint project can go off without a hitch. In this homify feature, we look at the easiest and most efficient way to paint your own home. Have you thought about a colour and inspirational design yet?

1. Begin with where

As with any home revamp, begin with a plan, whether it's choosing to begin with the exterior and work your way inside or painting from the interior to the exterior. Don't do too many rooms at once, it's important to choose the paint that is conducive to the environment. So don't use an interior paint outside, the results will be disastrous and you'll need to repaint the walls soon after again.

2. Choose a colour

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Painters Johannesburg

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Painters Johannesburg

Now choose a colour scheme for the house. You may want to keep similar shades throughout the space, or stick to one strong tone throughout your home. Try not to make you interior seem too confusing with a conflicting colour design.

3. Focal wall

A focal wall is essential to modern design, especially your character is subdued and charming. Take this neutral design as the perfect example for a petite, minimalist home.

4. Full interior

If you have a favourite colour, then use that for a stylish interior. Remember to place some plastic on the floor and cover up the window panes and skirting with masking tape to avoid any unsightly splashes and untidy results.

5. Match your furniture

Your walls should go with the furniture. Use painting utensils that are specific for the type of paint. Oil or gloss paint needs a certain paint brush or roller to make the walls look smoother. It's also vital to clean your walls from dust and grime before your begin with the painting project.

6. Artistic

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