A good paint job is at least 50 percent preparation. Scrape minor cracks on walls and ceilings, fill them with spackling compound, let dry, sand and fill again. Before you start painting, seal every gap or crack with the best quality latex caulk you can find. Look for trouble spots around doors, windows, corners or where walls meet floors and ceilings.
Invest in good premium paint, brushes and roller covers. Bargain paint is no bargain if you're looking for better coverage, longer wear and a more washable surface. Select a professional quality three-inch wide synthetic-bristle brush. It's best to use a 1/2-inch nap roller cover when applying flat paint, 3/8-inch nap for semi gloss and l/4-inch nap for high gloss finishes.
Choosing the right wall paint color depends on personal taste, the amount of natural light, artificial light, flooring colors, and furniture colors. You can convey a happy, relaxed atmosphere by selecting warm colors like lemon yellow, coral and orange. Warm colors create a cozy atmosphere and blend nicely with neutral or natural shades. Cool shades of blue, green and purple are restful. Try using cool colors in a sunny room or where brightness and glare needs to be toned down.
Keep your interior trim color simple and the same throughout your home. For moldings and doors, ask the paint store to mix a blend of your color choice cut with white. A common formula for this is one part color to three parts white.
It's important to select colors that work together throughout the entire house. Many home stores have a virtual paint visualizer that can help you find matching colors so you can pick out what you like before you make a purchase. If you see a color you like, go with your instinct. A fresh, neutral color is usually a safe option, but don't be afraid to go with something bold if you think it fits your home. A great color can turn a nice room into a fabulous room.
After you pick out the perfect color, you'll want to determine how much paint you'll need to cover the room:
If the frame on one of your mobile home windows is warped or severely weather damaged, replace it. Even if the frames aren't warped or damaged, windows that seem to constantly need repair or adjustment should be replaced. A new, efficient window keeps cold drafts out of your manufactured home and saves you energy dollars in the long run.
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