Springtime is just around the corner. For many homeowners in New Jersey, the season is synonymous with cleaning and improvement projects. As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, paint is one of the quickest and easiest ways to upgrade the look of your residence.

There’s just one problem — you’re on a tight budget. At DJ’s Painting, we’re here to tell you that you can, indeed, paint your house without breaking the bank. Here are some tips for saving money on your residential painting project:

Make a plan

It sounds simple enough, right? Yet many homeowners fall into the trap of impulse purchases when it comes to their painting project. We recommend coming up with an organized checklist before you even think about heading to the paint counter.

Once you have a plan, do your best to stick to it. Not only does this mean choosing color samples that make sense for your space, but also adding a few other samples just to be on the safe side. Trust us when we say you’ll be thankful you began this process with a plan.

Find sales

Just because we’re approaching prime painting season doesn’t mean you can’t find any good deals. If you haven’t done so already, see which brands of paint are most popular among homeowners. Then follow these brands on social media to get an idea of upcoming sales and special promotions.

Choose the right formula

Don’t want to shell out the money for a primer and paint? Then you probably want to consider a paint + primer formula. If you’re hoping to save time and money on your project, this product will be your best friend.

Use one color throughout your home

Perhaps you’ve thought about painting every room in your house a different color. While that would certainly add a unique style to the interior, it would also add to the project’s total cost significantly. Consider finding one incredible color to flow throughout your house and purchasing it in a five-gallon bucket  Once you’re done painting, you can start shopping for various colored decor to help make each room look and feel like its own.

Be mindful when buying your painting supplies

By this point, you’ve found an incredible sale, the right formula, and the perfect color. Now it’s time to purchase the supplies and get started painting. Keep in mind that this is the point where homeowners often get away from their original plan and make reckless buying decisions.

Do yourself (and your wallet) a favor and ask the hardware store’s paint professional which brushes and rollers work best for the texture of your walls. You won’t be happy if you get home, open up some cans of paint, and realize you don’t have the right supplies. Not to mention, having the proper tools for your surfaces eliminates the need for multiple coats of paint.

Hire an experienced house painter

Perhaps you’ve read up to this point and now realize “There’s no way I have the time to paint my house.” Between work and family responsibilities, you just don’t think a DIY painting project is feasible at the moment. That’s completely okay!

The fact is that hiring a residential painting service doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Before searching around, figure out if it’s worth taking several days to complete the project yourself. If you’d rather put your time toward something else or you just want to make sure everything is done right the first time, hire an experienced painting contractor.

Let Our New Jersey Painter Handle Your Next Project

Now that you’ve made the decision to go with a professional painting service, how do you know which one is right for the job? DJ’s Painting has been serving New Jersey residents for more than three decades. You can count on our house painters to look at your project and then write up a detailed estimate with well-defined specifications.

At DJ’s Painting, we treat every customer like family. This means going above and beyond with every project and answering any questions the customer may have. Plus, our residential painting contractors are transparent throughout the process from start to finish.

This spring, see for yourself what makes DJ’s Painting a Top Rated Local® painting service.