7 tips to getting through a DIY painting project without hurling your paintbrush at a loved one!

Ok, so you’re hell bent on painting your Brisbane home yourself. If we can’t paint it for you, at least we can try and keep your family together by giving you some rational, family friendly tips before we send you on your way. Feeling guilty? Good!

Here we go with the tips –


We recommend using a dry Swiffer. This will effectively remove dust and dirt from walls, and you can simply just throw away the rag when you are done.

  1. paint it small on the wall

To help with selecting the colour that’s closest to what you’ve imagined for your space, we recommend painting a small area on your wall and leaving it for a couple of days. This way you can see what the colour looks like against the furniture, and at different times of the day.

  1. use the ‘w’ formation

An excellent trick for attaining an even coat is to paint in a ‘W’ formation, and then fill in the gaps. This helps distribute the bulk of the paint across the most space so no one area is too thick.

  1. enlist the balmy army

Apply lip balm to the glass pane of your window in the areas you’ll be painting the trim. If any paint gets on the pane, it will then be easy to wash off.

  1. WHITE PRIMER can affect outcome

If you are painting over a darker colour on your walls, use a primer tinted towards the new colour. This will help you achieve the best coverage, using the least amount of paint

  1. Use common scents

If you hate the odour associated with paint, add a drop or two of vanilla extract to each gallon of paint. This will bring a much more pleasant aroma to the room while you’re painting.”

  1. involve the entire family

Painting your home should be an exciting time, so why not involve the entire family? Everyone in the household can help in some way, and it will give everyone some ownership once your Brisbane painting project is complete. Remember, you are stuck with your family for the time being, so you may as well put them to work J #keepitinthefamily


There you have it; some essential tips for getting through your Brisbane DIY painting project. If for some reason you change your mind, and would like to bring in the Brisbane home painting experts, please contact us via the website at www.powerhousepainting.com.au We cover all areas across Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, and Logan.

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