2022-06-11 Cooley Brothers Painting Palos Verdes Estates CA Home Office Budget Painting

Budget Painting Tips For Your Home Office In Palos Verdes Estates, CA

It’s quite possible that you have been working in a home office for a while, and yet it’s also distinctly possible that you’ve only really settled into a routine in the home office as it were, and so just having it painted, it would rather improve the environment in which you are working.

After all, as much as you might have thought you would be only working in the remote work situation for a while, you likely don’t have a setup that is as ideal for working at home as one might be one to be in an office… but you surely are aware that painting can be quite costly.

Let’s have a look at some budget painting tips for your home office

1. Using Mistinted Paint

Let’s face it, unless you are in certain categories of work there is a good chance that you are not going to be having a lot of meetings in your home office — there’s always a good coffee shop to meet up with clients, right?

With this being so, you can be perhaps a little more creative with the colors that you are going to have to choose from — and one way that you can do this while saving a bit of money is to make use of mistinted paint.

Mistinted paint is simply a paint that could have been someone else’s custom tinted paint, but when they went to pick it up they decided it wasn’t actually what they wanted — and so the store sells the paint at a discount.

The caveat here is that you are going to be at the mercy of the client that did not care for the color, in terms of your color choice and it’s quite possible that you might just get to the store and find that there’s no paint to be had at a discount.

2. Primer Before Paint

Another interesting way that you can save money on your painting project is to make sure that you apply a coat of primer on the surfaces being painted before you apply the paint — and of course, you are going to want to give time to allow the primer to fully dry before you apply that first coat of paint afterward.

The reason that primer before paint is going to be so very helpful in bringing down the overall painting cost is that by painting on primer, you will look to have paintwork that is going to ultimately last longer than if you were to not make use of a primer.

Primer is a much more adhesive surface than one that does not have any, and so you will be seeing that paint stay on the walls for a longer period of time — and the longer you can keep the look before you have to paint again, the less it is going to cost you over time.

3. Paint More Slowly

Lastly, remember that when you are painting your home office you should not paint in a rush — there are many reasons that this is going to be bad for your painting project, one of them being related to the time that it takes for your painting project to take.

Though you might think that painting more quickly, what you’re really going to end up doing is making some fundamental painting mistakes, which will not only be bad in terms of how much time it’s going to take you to correct them but how much making them will cost you.

This is not just because of the principal of how your time is worth quite a bit of money but you should know that all of the paint that you waste in making these sorts of mistakes costs money as well.

Better to paint more slowly and have a better painted home office.

Cooley Brothers Painting is a locally owned, owner-operated, family business in Torrance, California. Call the office at 310-378-4575 or email us: info@cooleybrothers.com. You can also use our contact page to reach us.

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