Don't forget to measure your wall space.


Painting your home can be a daunting task. If you plan on doing it yourself, you'll want to find ways to save where you can. Here are seven tricks to save money on interior house painting.

Sharing supplies helps you save on one of your biggest expenses. Paint itself may expire, but tools like rollers, brushes, tarps, and more never go bad. No friends with this gear? Sites like Backdrop and Clare offer great deals on essentials kits.

Measure your wall space. You can find paint calculators online that'll determine exactly how much paint you need.

Investing in quality paint is vital. Low-quality paints are often thin and require multiple coats, which means you'll need to buy more. When shopping, look for features like self-primer that indicate a higher quality paint grade. Most self-priming paints are good enough and don't require a separate primer. But if you're painting over a dark color, a primer is key to save yourself from painting multiple coats.

Sure, you may not want your entire house to be one color, but reusing paint will help you save a few extra dollars. Use the same colors for ceilings or trimming. The decision could give your home a more cohesive look.

Don't cut corners on your prep. Things like cleaning the walls, applying painter's tape, and covering door knobs and floors will save you time and money if an accident occurs. The best way to avoid wasted time and money is to paint carefully. A mess can lead to lots of aggravation.

With these tips your renovations will be affordable and efficient!