Want to change the look of the house and don’t know how? How about changing the color of the walls with interior paint (สี ทา ภายใน which is the term in Thai)? If you are willing and want to save money, you can be the painter yourself. To make sure you don’t go wrong, check out seven tips mentioned by interior designers:

1 – The list of materials includes sandpaper plastic canvas, masking tape, paint roller, paint bucket, paint, spatula, plaster, mixer, brush, and spatula;

2 – To know the amount of paint needed, it is necessary to calculate the size of the area to be painted. Measure the wall and multiply it by the ceiling height (floor-to-ceiling height). Then multiply that footage by the number of coats (usually two to three). The result of the equation determines the total footage. Some paint cans indicate the area that that amount covers. Sellers can also help calculate from the footage to be painted;

3 – The color of the paint on the wall may differ from the one in the catalog. Before buying a can, the tip is to buy ¼ of a gallon and test it in a small area;

4 – Line the floor with canvas, remove the mirrors from the switches, cover the furniture and protect the door handles, baseboards, and jambs with masking tape. Spread the spatula over the masking tape to prevent the paint from penetrating and use a spatula to remove any excess;

5 – Cover the surface holes of the wall with a spatula, using a spatula, and cover the deeper holes with plaster. Let it dry for 20 minutes and then use sandpaper n° 150;

6 – Stir the paint with a brush and carefully paint a horizontal strip close to the ceiling. With a roller, color the rest of the wall, always following the vertical position. Wait for the paint to dry completely before going on to the next coat;

7 – If you want the wall to have colored bands, trace them with masking tape. Choose a color to be predominant and alternate with harmonic shades of white. Start by covering a yes and a no part with paint. Allow it to dry completely and remove the tape. With a new adhesive strip, gently cover the already painted edge. Paint the remaining spaces. A fine brush finishes between colors.