Five Small Painting Projects for Quarantine

COVID-19 is changing nearly everything about how we work, socialize, and even how we improve our homes, but there are still many painting projects you can do while you’re stuck at the house for the foreseeable future. 

Many people in Denver are working on improving their homes during quarantine. There are still limitations to what you can do outside, but inside, you can still pretend this pandemic isn’t happening. Now is a great time to spend some hours dressing up your interior spaces for spring. It’s still spring, after all. 

Here are a few ideas to get you started on a short painting project indoors: 

Colorize Your Seating

If you have a few sad looking chairs lying around, now is the time to spruce them up with a fresh coat of paint. This is a great project to do in conjunction with painting an accent wall, because you can use the same paint on the wall and the chair, and you don’t have worry about covering the chair with paint spatter. Painting a smaller piece of furniture like this is a perfect short project that will bring some spice to your seating options and fight off the boredom.

Stylized Entrances

Professional painters will tell you the front door is one of the most important projects they take on. It’s the first thing people notice when they walk into your home, so it’s important to make an impression. If you have some extra time on your hands, experiment with a few different colors to find the perfect complement to your exterior and interior decoration.

A few tips for painting doors: First, you can expect to use at least two coats of paint, if not more. Try to paint each section in one direction, i.e. left to right, or up or down, etc. Brushstrokes made in the paint are much more noticeable on your front door than in a forgotten section of your exterior. 

If you can’t paint your front door, settle for a window frame or an interior door to give your home some extra color this quarantine season.

Light Fixtures and Mirrors

Do you have a few rooms where the dust is impossible to battle? Tired of looking at old, dirty chandeliers or other light fixtures? Don’t overwork yourself scrubbing just yet. A more exciting and rewarding activity could be to simply paint these fixtures and frames instead. This is also a great way to update your old mixtures to match new furniture or decoration. Using careful brushstrokes, you can update a vintage look into a modern one in almost no time at all.

Stay Safe 

During these uncertain times, it’s important to try and stay busy as much as you can. Now is a good time to take stock of your projects around the house and focus on creating the space you and your family can enjoy (or at least survive in) until the COVID-19 situation dies down. 

In the meantime, if you have any questions about Ireland’s Finest’s services during this quarantine period, contact us.

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