7 Tricks for Saving Money on Interior House Painting
If you want to complete an interior paint project that isn’t quite big enough for the pros, then you may plan on tackling it yourself. You want to make sure you’re completing the project in the most cost-effective way as possible. We gathered some tips to help ensure your DIY painting goes as smooth as possible for the least amount of money.
- Use the Same Paint Color
- Borrow Supplies
- Buy Handy Painting Kits
- Measure, Measure, Measure!
- Consider Skipping the Primer
If you are painting multiple rooms, consider using the same color. This way you can buy that particular color in bulk and save money at the same time.
Ask your friends, family, or neighbors if they have any supplies from a past painting project of theirs. Most people will save the brushes, tarps, painters’ tape, etc.
Painting kits are sold that have all the essentials you will need to tackle your painting project. If you can’t find anyone to borrow from, companies such as Backdrop allow you to buy these painting kits. This can also be a good investment if you paint anything else in the future.
A little leftover paint after the project is a good thing. You can always use it in the future if any damage occurs. However, if you have a lot of paint left over you probably won’t want to go through the hassle of storing it. Save money by knowing exactly how much paint you need to purchase.
A lot of paints are self-priming, and you will save on buying the primer separately. Do your research to see which self-priming paints work well enough that you can skip the primer. If the primer is necessary, do your research beforehand to find out which is the most inexpensive, so you do not get overwhelmed by all of the options in the store.