Things to Consider before Painting your Apartment


by Ray Malaski - February 26, 2018

Things To Consider Before Painting Your Apartment

Have you been thinking of changing the look and feel of your rental apartment? Repainting your space might be one of the best options to make it feel more like yours. Redoing the colors will definitely bring out a new vibe to your whole apartment. However, before you start painting, there are some things to consider since it is a rental unit, so we have created a list to help you.

 

  1. Approval

First, you need to work with your landlord or the rental agency so that your painting project is pre-approved by them, that means reviewing your tenancy contract to check to see if the painting is allowed. If it is allowed, you need to know if there are any guidelines written as to how the painting can be done or if it dictates what sort of paints and colors are permitted.  It is possible that you will need to sign a form to do the painting yourself. Some apartments may even require that their painters do the painting for you, then there could be fees involved that must be paid in advance.

 

  1. Paint

When you decide to have your apartment painted, you probably have an idea as to just what paint colors you want. After taking a trip to the paint store, you’ll learn there are different types of paint each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. It might be challenging to choose the best paint colors for apartments.

Latex paint is the easiest to use and clean, but it may not be the best for humid rooms like the bathroom and kitchen. Oil-based paint is stain-proof and clings well to the wall in humid areas. However, with oil-based paint, turpentine is needed to remove it from your brushes, floor, and skin. Latex paints only need soap and water to clean the brushes and spills.

 

    1. Design

Apart from your color options, have you already decided on how you want your walls to look? Do you want just one color on the walls or another for the ceiling, or do you want to use more than one color on your walls? Would you like an accent wall with a different color?

If you’re the adventurous type, you may like to have the walls accented with a pattern or special designs. There are many ways to create a design or pattern on the walls using painter’s tape, a paint brush, a broom, special rollers, rags, or sponges.  Just pick what you would like to see on your walls to make your apartment look new! Try to find ideas for different apartment color schemes.

 

  1. Cost

The cost depends on what you need to purchase.  Do you have any painting supplies on hand, or do you need to buy them?  If you don’t have them on hand, can you borrow them from someone? Does your budget include the cost for a professional painter?  How much will the paint cost? Do you need a primer, too? Then again, did you allow for any fees that your rental agency or landlord wants to be paid before the painting is done?

Does your budget include the cost for a professional painter?

 

  1. Professionals

Since painting is a major task that takes a lot of time to achieve a good professional look.  If you don’t have the time to do the painting yourself or if you have little to no experience when it comes to painting, you should hire professional painters that you can trust! 



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