In looking to improve the look of your home, one relatively new room in home improvement terms and in general “how do I split up my home” terms is the so-called man cave, which is often called this because men can claim it for their own, so to speak, a place to get together with friends and watch sports, play video games, etc.
Of course, once you have a man cave you shouldn’t just imagine that the room is going to go or stay unpainted – it’s just like any good room in the house and needs to be painted from time to time.
When you’re looking to paint your man cave, it’s a good idea to follow some basic advice so that you can get the work done in a timely manner and with a reasonable budget in mind – and for this reason we have the following today:
Let’s now look at seven man cave painting tricks you should use in Dayton, OH
1. Using The Right Kind Of Paint
The first thing that you’re going to want to do when you’re looking to paint your man cave is to make sure that the paint that you’re ultimately going to use for painting is as easy to clean as possible – and there’s a good reason for this.
If your man cave is like the typical one, you’re going to see a bit of mess now and then, whether it comes in the form of people eating food that’s messy and it somehow getting on the wall, or just the way that people that may have messes that they bring in from outside that somehow end up on the walls on the inside.
In either case (and there are other ways to get your walls messy) if you have a messy wall you aren’t going to want to have walls that are going to be easy to clean – and this means using a paint that is glossier – the glossier, the easier it will be to clean.
2. Plan The Painting In Advance
It’s a good idea to make the time to plan your painting project well in advance and not just to think to yourself how good it would be to paint the man cave and then just try to start painting the next day.
The reason that this is the case is that the more time you have in advance to get ready for the painting project, the better you will do in terms of getting the paint at a good price and also making a plan for when you will be painting, allowing surfaces to dry, etc.
You will find that if you plan the project in advance, you will have a project that goes better and that will likely cost you less.
3. Don’t Paint Wet Surfaces
In painting, you will sometimes have to take steps that are going to get the surfaces that will be painted moist or in some cases even wet — such as when you are cleaning the surfaces (more on this in the next tip.)
The key thing that you’re going to have to learn when you’re going through the various steps of painting your man cave is to ensure that before you take any step, you should see if the surface is ready to be painted and if it is not dry, that means that it is not ready to be painted.
Allow the surfaces to fully dry before you move on to the next step in the painting process.
4. Clean Before You Paint
Speaking of surfaces being dry, did you know that it’s essential for you to fully clean the surfaces that you’re going to paint before you paint them?
The reason that this is so key is that if you try to paint over a dirty surface, you will find that you just have quite a bit of a mess at the end of the painting process, one which is not at all how you are going to want your man cave to look.
5. Two Coats May Be Necessary
Though of course, we may want to think that just a single coat of paint is going to be good for the painting of the walls of our man cave, the reality is that it’s possible we will need to apply a second coat.
You likely won’t know if this will be the case until after you have allowed your first coat to fully dry but it’s better to be prepared for such a possibility in advance.
6. Clean After You Sand
Sanding, as you may know, can get your surfaces to be smoother but when you have finished sanding you will find that there is leftover residue in the form of sanding dust.
This sanding dust should be removed from the surfaces being painted because you don’t want to see that sanding dust later on in the process of painting.
7. Ventilate Properly
Lastly, you should bear in mind that when you are painting surfaces you will need to have some sort of ventilation set up so that you will be breathing in a concentrated stream of the fumes that come forth from the paint.
At the very least you should have a window or two open and if possible to have another one across from it so that you have a good cross breeze going.
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