So, you have been down to Lowes with your Lowes Money Off Coupons and have everything you need to redecorate your home. You have seen how to decorate of reality TV and watched plenty of so-called DIY Décor Experts on Youtube and you reckon you are now the master of what you are about to do. But then you do what you think is oh-so-easy and you step back. Yes, you have made a complete hash of the whole thing and now need to fix what you messed up and don’t have a clue where to start. Here are a few helpful tips on what to do.
The wrong paint
It sounds like the title of a kid’s story but one of the biggest décor fails of all is the wrong paint, wrong in so many ways. Firstly, you need to know that paint takes time to cure and what you slap on the walls is not necessarily the color you will end up with. The first fix on what may seem like the wrong paint is to leave it overnight and revisit in the morning. If the green you chose is still vomit green the next morning then the only fix is really a repaint and this is not so easy with a dark colour. If you thought a color would look great and it doesn’t you may find your best fix it so paint the wall, especially walls, white and be ready to apply a few coats.
The whole holes
After some Dodgy DIY more than one wall has been left with some holes in blindingly obvious places. You could attempt to fill the holes and match the paint with what you think the walls are painted in. This is not always that easy as painting patches does, and it is worse than the holes leave patches that don’t match and your DIY disaster stands outs more than it did before you tried to fix it. The solution is easy and can make a bland wall look amazing. Hang some pictures or some wall art over the hole and no one will know the hole is there.
Paint on the carpet
This is something most DIYers are familiar with as no matter how many dust sheets you put down, somehow paint gets on the carpet. This is not always a disaster. If the paint is wet blot with a paper towel, don’t’ pat or scrub let the paper towel do the work. With dry water-based paint soak the paint in some detergent and hot water and let it sit for a few minutes then blot with a paper towel or use a knife to scrape the paint off. If the paint simply won’t come up try a steam cleaner or call in the professionals. Failing all this, and nine time out of ten it is fine you may need to hide the stain with a rug or replace the carpet