- Tips to Lower your Electric BillPosted: 3 months ago
- 5 Easy Home Improvement Projects & Upgrades For the WinterPosted: 3 months ago
- Benefits to buying in the winterPosted: 3 months ago
- Cash In with a Cash-Out RefinancePosted: 10 months ago
- Mortgage MythsPosted: 10 months ago
- Q&A: All About Flooring — Hardwood, Carpeting, Tiling, LaminatePosted: 12 months ago
- Tip: 3 Foolproof Social Media Marketing TipsPosted: 1 year ago
- Tips for Hosting a Stress-Free Holiday DinnerPosted: 1 year ago
- Is a Mortgage Refinance Right for You?Posted: 1 year ago
- Check Your Disaster Supplies KitPosted: 1 year ago
- Create an Early Holiday Shopping BudgetPosted: 1 year ago
- 9 Ways to Make Moving Day EasierPosted: 1 year ago
- July 2018 Market Update – Twins Cities RegionPosted: 1 year ago
- Fall Homeowners ChecklistPosted: 1 year ago
- Scam Alert: Spoofed IRS Phone NumbersPosted: 2 years ago
- 15 Years of First Class MortgagePosted: 2 years ago
- How to buy a second homePosted: 2 years ago
- Q&A: Lawn Watering SecretsPosted: 2 years ago
- Troubleshoot Your Air ConditioningPosted: 2 years ago
- Your Mortgage, What to Expect: Clear To ClosePosted: 2 years ago
- Twins Cities Region Monthly Indicators – APRIL 2018Posted: 2 years ago
- Your Mortgage, What to Expect: UnderwritingPosted: 2 years ago
- Your Mortgage, What To Expect: Property AppraisalPosted: 2 years ago
- 3 Tips to Improve your Credit Score and Score a Lower Interest RatePosted: 2 years ago
- Changing Interest Rates Have A High Impact On Purchasing PowerPosted: 2 years ago
- The Myth of Multiple Mortgage Credit InquiriesPosted: 2 years ago
- Things to do BEFORE you buy a home.Posted: 2 years ago
- March Tech Tip: Pack Smarter With PackPointPosted: 2 years ago
- 4 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage EarlyPosted: 2 years ago
- Clean House in a HurryPosted: 2 years ago
- Your Mortgage, What To Expect: Document ReviewPosted: 2 years ago
- Chill Winter Utility BillsPosted: 2 years ago
- Six Tips to Help Your Home Sell This FallPosted: 2 years ago
- 4 Things to Know About Closing CostsPosted: 2 years ago
- Understanding Your Credit ScorePosted: 2 years ago
- Equifax Data Breach: What should you do now?Posted: 2 years ago
- Should You Refinance Your FHA to a Conventional Loan?Posted: 3 years ago
- 6 Ways to Save on Paint ProjectsPosted: 3 years ago
- Q&A: Mortgage InsurancePosted: 3 years ago
- How to Keep Your House Cool this SummerPosted: 3 years ago
- Mortgage Education: “What’s the Point?”Posted: 3 years ago
- Q&A: Spotting a Spoof SitePosted: 3 years ago
- Moving ChecklistPosted: 3 years ago
- Squash Marital Money SquabblesPosted: 3 years ago
- April 2017: Twin Cities Real Estate Market UpdatePosted: 3 years ago
- Your Spring Guide to Home StagingPosted: 3 years ago
- March 2017: Twin Cities Real Estate Market UpdatePosted: 3 years ago
- Don’t be a Victim — Four Ways Protect Yourself from Refinance ScamsPosted: 3 years ago
- Local Market Update: Minneapolis Area Association of RealtorsPosted: 3 years ago
- First-Time Homebuyers: Where to startPosted: 3 years ago
- Dear First Class Mortgage:Posted: 3 years ago
- First Class Mortgage. Our Expertise, Your Peace of Mind.Posted: 3 years ago
6 Ways to Save on Paint ProjectsPosted by
Don’t let the high cost of paint discolor your renovation plans! Paying more for paint doesn’t necessarily guarantee you’ll get better quality, better colors or better coverage. Plus, you have a whole slate of opportunities to save.
Calculate the coverage. To prevent buying too much paint, retailer and manufacturer websites offer online calculators. Determine how many gallons will be required for the linear footage you want to paint and the number of coats you plan to put up.
Take it online. Follow manufacturer and home improvement retailer social media accounts and websites for coupons, rebates, and news about sales.
Make it monochromatic. Using a single color throughout your home can save lots of money. A five-gallon container of paint is usually significantly less than five single gallons. Keep one color from getting boring by using pops of color in your decor.
Optimize the oops. “Oops” or “mis-tints” are containers of paint that have been returned by other customers and are often heavily discounted. If you find a great color but only a gallon is available, buy a second at regular price and mix them at home to achieve consistent color.
Wait and save. The week before a three-day holiday weekend is often a good time to buy paint on sale as retailers anticipate holiday home improvements.
Can the primer. While some contractors like to use a primer, many self-priming paints have improved enough to skip the priming process.
Homeowners starting summer renovation projects that require a do-it-yourself paint job will want to keep these money-saving tips handy.
Sources: Consumer Reports, The Spruce