how to prep for your next paint project
1. "Schedule a few days for the project," says Tony. Paint drying time will vary based on the type of paint you're using, and the ventilation, humidity, and temperature in your home, but even for faster-drying paints, it's ideal to go slowly and allot for extra time to correct potential mistakes.
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3. "Declutter and get rid of old stuff you don’t love anymore. Yes, Marie Kondo is onto something," says Tony of the minimalism advocate and organization expert. "Create a nice, clean space to work in."
4. Lastly, "Protect surfaces!" advises Tony. Remove furniture and other valuable items. Protect floors with construction paper taped down with blue tape, or plastic drop cloths.
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