How to Save Money on House Paint

Home Improvement: Save Money on House Paint

Paint might be costly, but by following these guidelines, you can save money.

Giving your house a burst of color with paint has long been advocated by home-decorating professionals as one of the most cost-effective methods to make a huge difference in its appearance. It’s true that you get a lot of bang for your buck. However, have you seen the price of paint recently?

It’s not uncommon to pay $30 to $40 for a single gallon of latex paint these days. Discount retailers may provide cheaper paint, but at the expense of quality. (Do you really want to waste your weekend rearranging furniture in the middle of the room, masking off woodwork, and hauling step ladders for a mediocre result?)

However, Saving Money on Paint Does Not Have to Mean Losing Quality. Continue Reading to Find Out More Useful Information.

Only Paint One Wall

Consider painting an accent wall if your walls are in decent repair and you just want to freshen up your space. You’ll be able to save money on paint because you’ll be using less of it. This is also a wonderful method to test out a hue before purchasing in many gallons.

A striking hue isn’t always required for a dramatic effect.

You may need multiple coats of paint to completely cover dark or vivid colors, so you may need to purchase extra paint. You’ll use less paint if you choose softer hues or neutrals, so you’ll save money.

Purchase During a Promotion and Apply a Coupon

Wait until you notice a paint deal before using your coupon. When the price is correct, strike. What is the best place to receive paint coupons? They may arrive by mail or in the Sunday newspaper, but signing up for home improvement businesses’ email newsletters and following them on Facebook or Twitter is one of the best ways to get them.

Keep an Eye Out for Free or Heavily Reduced Paint Samples

Although it’s unlikely that you’ll need samples to paint an entire room, they might be useful for minor jobs like an accent wall in a bathroom or laundry room. We’ve seen hardware retailers provide complimentary quarts of paint on a weekly basis.

But here’s a tip: Don’t hurry home and start painting unless you have a very modest project. Even though the number or color on the label matches perfectly, there may be small color changes from can to can. If you’re buying many small cans of paint, you’ll want to combine them all in a larger bucket before applying them (invest in a bucket and paint-stirring sticks).

Purchase Paint That Isn’t Matched

Because of the color variances mentioned earlier, paint retailers frequently have shelves of paint that don’t perfectly match. The paint is in good condition, however it should be overlooked. Simply inquire at the paint store if the type and color you want are available. You’ll still need to pick the right paint for the task, such as latex for walls, ceiling paint for ceilings, enamel for woodwork, exterior latex for your home’s exterior, and so on.

My spouse and I previously painted our home office a stylish navy blue. The hue was a one-of-a-kind blend of five various colors of blue from the paint store’s mismatched rack.

Look Into Your Neighborhood’s Hazardous Waste Disposal Facilities

Paint is taken to a domestic hazardous waste facility in my neighborhood when it has to be disposed of. The facility stores nice paint and distributes it to anyone who requests it.

Using the aforementioned mixing procedure, you may be able to paint anything for free in a color that none of your neighbors will be able to match. Save this free paint for a little job when high-quality or a specific color isn’t critical and you only need to cover anything with paint, such as the boards on a window-well cover. (Just make sure the paint you buy is for the outside.)

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